Governor Doug Burgum announced today that Bradyn Lenning of Plaza and Jacob Shelver from Fargo have been selected to represent North Dakota during the 2020 National Youth Science Camp. Matthew Mills from Powers Lake and Taryn Snyder from Pembina have been selected as alternates.
Bradyn Lenning is passionate about science and engineering. He excels academically and takes advantage of the most difficult science and math courses his school offers. Lenning attended the North Dakota Governor’s School, where he conducted research using 3-D printing and CAD software to design and create molds for microfluidic devices used in biology and medicine. Some of his other accomplishments and involvements are Academic Olympics, Boys State, 4-H competitions, and is a Backpack Buddies food program volunteer.
Jacob Shelver aspires to become an aerospace engineer. He is an honor student and excels academically while taking demanding and challenging AP science and math courses. He is involved in Boys State, the North Dakota Governor’s School, and has won awards in Science Olympiad, FIRST Robotics, Knowledge Bowl, Tech Wars, and an Eagle Scout just to name a few. In addition to his STEM accomplishments, Shelvers interests include community volunteering, piano, and orchestra.
In its 57th year, the NYSCamp is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program. Traditionally the camp is hosted in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Due to the Covid-19 public health situation, all programming will be conducted on-line this year.
Support from the National Youth Science Foundation (http://www.nysf.com) allows Bradyn Lenning and Jacob Shelver to participate in the NYSCamp programming free of charge. For more information about the program, please see http://www.nyscamp.org.