Mauricio Gallegos Leal

DSC_7790State/Country: South Carolina
Hometown: Spartanburg
High School: Dorman High School
College Plans: Clemson Honors College
Major: Biochemistry
Professional Plans: Orthopedics
Interests: Hiking, Running, Spending time with friends and family

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Mauricio Gallegos, a graduate of Dorman High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina represented his state at the National Youth Science Camp. Gallegos 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 about science camp is the integration of so many disciplines of science which has made me a much more informed citizen and well-rounded scientist,” said Gallegos.  “My experiences have shown me that there are people out there who are as passionate about science as I am.”

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.

Gallegos plans to attend the Clemson Honors College in the fall, to study biochemistry.

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