CIA STEAM Camp 2023

NSHSS members enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime when they visited the CIA Headquarters for a day with NSHSS' CIA STEAM Camp on August 10, 2023!

Hundreds of rising junior and senior high school members with a passion for STEAM applied for the limited spots available to participate in this program with CIA and NSHSS.

On August 10, 2022, 17 well-deserving NSHSS scholars participated in a 1-day, full-immersion CIA STEAM Camp at the Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters in Langley, VA. Members had the chance to explore and learn about the application of STEAM within the CIA.

Thursday, August 10, 2023
CIA Headquarters (Langley, VA)
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17 NSHSS scholars were invited into the Central Intelligence Agency's Headquarters to learn about their operations, what they look for in a candidate, and what it means to keep our nation safe. Members participated in STEAM challenges like extracting DNA and conducting fingerprinting. They also heard Directorate Briefings and participated in a resume building workshop. Scholars embarked on an afternoon tour of the CIA Headquarters including the Original Headquarters Building Lobby where the seal and the wall of honor reside, the Abbottabad model (a miniature of Bin Laden's compound used for planning to capture him,) and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) museum filled with historical CIA artifacts, exhibits, and collections. Members finished up the day with a visit to the CIA Store to stock up on CIA swag before heading back to Washington D.C. to attend Scholar's Day!