Danielle Damon

DSC_7731State/Country: Nevada
Hometown: Reno
High School: Davidson Academy
College Plans: University of Chicago
Major: Astrophysics
Professional Plans: Astrophysicist
Interests: Hiking, Knitting, Reading, Traveling, Video games, Crocheting, Crocheting, Camping, Movies

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Danielle Damon, a graduate of the Davidson Academy of Nevada in Reno, Nevada represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Damon joined 104 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.

“Everyone is so passionate about everything,” said Damon.  “Science Camp has taught me how important community really is, and the value of having peers to bounce ideas off of.”

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

Damon plans to attend the University of Chicago in the fall, to study astrophysics.

Contact Information
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – john.giroir@nysf.com – 304-205-9724

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