Chris Botello

DSC_7792State/Country: Texas
Hometown: San Antonio
High School: Johnny Jay Science and Engineering Academy
College Plans: Rice University
Major: Chemical Engineering/MBA
Professional Plans: Chemical Engnineer/Engineering Firm Owner
Interests: Hiking, Reading, Photography, Traveling, Sports, Running, Video games, Movies, Cards, Camping, Swimming, Fishing

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Christopher Botello, a graduate of the Johnny Jay Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio, Texas represented his state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Botello joined 102 other delegates from 48 states and 8 countries in the prestigious annual science program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the rustic Monongahela National Forest near Charleston West Virginia, integrates science programing with music, art and outdoor activities.

Each year, every state and several countries send up to two delegates, to the National Youth Science Camp.  Delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also participate in outdoor activities.  Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in directed studies where they gain individual hands on experience in fields they find interesting.

“My favorite part of Science Camp was the opportunity to experience a new world outside of my home city and spending time in that new world learning new cultures, developing skills I thought I would never have the chance to learn and spending time with people who share my passion for science,” said Botello.

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.

Botello plans to attend the Rice University in the fall, to study chemical engineering.

Contact Information
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – – 304-205-9724

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387