Elena Chen

DSC_7933State/Country: Hawaii
Hometown: Honolulu
High School: University Laboratory School
College Plans: Chaminade University of Honolulu
Major: Forensic Science
Professional Plans: Data/DNA Analyst
Interests: Cards, Movies, Music, Traveling

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Elena Chen, a graduate of University Laboratory School in Honolulu, Hawaii represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Chen 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 programming 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.

“I liked learning about the different sciences that are being applied to the world,” said Chen.  “These different experiences have broadened my interests in areas of study for the future.”

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.

Chen plans to attend the Chaminade University of Honolulu in the fall, to study forensic science.

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