Teens from around the world gathered for two weeks, at the end of July, in Denver Colarado in the USA, to carry out research into scientific and medical issues under professional supervision at the annual Bayer Science Teens Camp.
Andrea Kenny, daughter of Deirdre Kenny-Product Supply Controller in Nigel, was chosen to represent South Africa to attend the camp.
During the first week of the camp, the teens attended clay and anatomy classes dealing with muscle functionality in the human body at at the Colorado University in Boulders.
The second week was spent in Leadvile, at an elevation of 3094M above sea level.
During this week, the teens dealt with altitude physiology, wilderness medicine and wrapped up the week by hiking up to Mount Elbert, which is 14,439 FT above sea level..
Upon her return, Andrea expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to attend the camp, “I’d like to thank Bayer and all the counsellors for granting me the opportunity to attend the 2017 Science Camp in the USA. While at the camp, I met so many other teens from around the world that share the same interests as myself and we created great friendships.”
Andrea’s experience has broadened her knowledge and has propelled her to pursue her dream of studying towards a medical degree in neuroscience. “In the same way as I reached the summit of Mount Elbert, with hardwork, dedication and perseverance, I know with the same hardwork and dedication, I will achieve my dreams.”
Look out for the programme next year, when you can apply for your children to attend.