Grace Betz

DSC_7779State/Country: Alaska
Hometown: Mekoryuk
High School: Nuniwarmiut High School
College Plans: Carlton College
Major: Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Professional Plans: Astronautical Engineer
Interests: Biking, Hiking, Music, Reading, Running, Traveling, Dancing, Playing Piano, Singing

Press Release

CHARLSTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Grace Betz, a graduate of Nuniwarmiut High School in Mekoryuk, Alaska represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Betz 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.

“One of my favorite parts of the National Youth Science Camp is the amazing peer community and the huge diversity of people who share my love of learning,” said Betz.  “Science Camp has definitely provided me with a peer group that is going to stay with me for a long time.”

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.

Betz plans to attend the Carlton College in the fall, to study physics and mechanical 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