New Richmond junior Clint Lytle has been selected as one of two students from Ohio selected to attend the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory (ORNL) 2011 Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute and Science Camp sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
“Clint was notified by Gov.(John) Kasich's office that he is one of only two students from the state of Ohio that was selected to take part in the research program for this year,” said New Richmond High School chemistry teacher Laura Prescott. “This summer camp program will include professors, researchers, teachers and other students from the Appalachian region.”
New Richmond High School junior Clint Lytle (seated) is pictured with his chemistry teacher Laura Prescott. Lytle is one of two Ohio students selected to attend the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory (ORNL) 2011 Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute and Science Camp.
The Oak Ridge camp (from July 9 to 22, 2011) is a two-week residential hands-on learning institute focusing on math, science, and technology for high school students and teachers. Two students and two teachers from each of the 13-state Appalachian Regional Commission area were selected for the program that will focus on the application of math and science principles in the workplace.
“Chemistry is my first love so this is going to be a great experience for me,” said Lytle, who plans to attend the University of Cincinnati after graduation in 2012 and major in chemical engineering. “It’s kind of like a nuclear camp in chemistry. It will really help me in college.”
All major expenses, including meals, lodging, transportation to and from the participant’s home base, and local transportation, will be covered for all participants.
Lytle and the other participants will spend most days in one of several ORNL research laboratories, but will take field trips to nearby industries, universities, and museums that illustrate the applications of math and science.
Mrs. Prescott encouraged all of her students to apply for the ORNL camp at the start of the fourth quarter. Lytle, who is the son of Scott and Julie Lytle, jumped at the opportunity.
“My dad was a chemistry major in college and I’m following in his footsteps,” said Lytle.
“Clint is looking forward to attending and we are very proud of him,” said Mrs. Prescott.