National Youth Science Camp


Applications to attend the 2013 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) are now available online at Two graduating high school students will be selected to represent New York at the all-expenses paid honors program which will be held from June 26 through July 20, 2013. To apply, please download the application packet from  and follow the enclosed instructions. For more information about the NYSC, please visit For questions about the application process, please contact Mr. Anthony Jaacks at 518-474-5922 or by e-mail at The NYSC is hosted and operated by the National Youth Science Foundation ( Applications must be received by the New York State Education Department no later than February 15, 2013. 

13 Best Paying College Majors

girl_graduate_waving_md_clr The Huffington Post recently published an article on the 13 best-paying college majors.  Note that 12 of the 13 require a strong physics and science background, and all 13 require strong math skills.  Thanks to Louis Carusone of Eastridge High School for sharing this article and link.  You can find the entire article online at the Huffington Post.  I have summarized their data below:



Median Starting Pay

Mid-Career Median Pay

Petroleum Engineering



Chemical Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Materials Science / Eng



Aerospace Engineering



Computer Engineering






Applied Mathematics



Computer Science



Nuclear Engineering



Biomedical Engineering






Mechanical Engineering