George Herrera Ortiz

DSC_7897State/Country: Ecuador
Hometown: Quito
High School: Albert Einstein High School
College Plans: Undecided
Major: Computer Science and Music
Professional Plans: Computer Programmer
Interests: Music, Basketball, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Acting, Writing,  Music Composition

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – George Herrera, a rising senior of Albert Einstein High School in Quito, Ecuador represented Ecuador at the National Youth Science Camp.  Herrera joined 102 other delegates from 48 states and 8 countries in the prestigious annual science program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the 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.

“My favorite part of Science Camp is the chance to interact with several people from many cultures and countries,” said Herrera.  “It has been and enriching and unique experience.  I have done several activities for the first time in my life.”

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.

Herrera does not know what college he wants to attend, but he knows he wants to study computer science and music.

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