Each year the National Youth Science Foundation honors alumni of the National Youth Science Camp as its NYSCamp Alumni of the Year to recognize outstanding achievements in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).


To be considered:

  1. The nominee should have distinguished themself in their chosen STEAM field of endeavor.
  2. The nominee should have made significant contributions to their community on a local, state, national, or international level.
  3. The nominee should have demonstrated integrity in their personal life and gained the respect of those surrounding them.
  4. The nominee should have demonstrated a connection and a belief in the mission of the National Youth Science Foundation and/or the National Youth Science Camp through volunteer activities and/or philanthropic support.

Previous Recipients:

2022

Dennis Schatz, CO 1985

Science Educator

Children’s book author

2018

Cuong Do (OK 1984)

Cuong Do, OK 1984

Executive Vice President

Corporate Strategy Group Samsung

2017

Julie Robinson, ID 1985

Chief Scientist

International Space Station, NASA

2016

Anita Riddle, AZ 1980

Exxon-Mobil

2015

Rudolph Tanzi, RI 1976

Professor of Neurology

Harvard University

2014

David Thompson, SC 1972

President, CEO and Co-Founder

Orbital Sciences

2013

Bill Conner, AR 1977

CEO

Entrust Corporation

2012

Wes Bush, WV 1979

President and CEO

Northrup Grumman

2011

Omar Ahmad, FL 1982

Mayor

San Carlos, CA