NYSF Collaboratory

The NYSF has created a new online social destination, NYSF Collaboratory, to help connect alumni, presenters, staff, and donors who support the mission of the NYSF to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in STEM. Use the NYSF Collaboratory to: Connect: Engage old friends and make new as you connect with NYSCamp delegates, staff, and…

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Youth Science Discovery Experience Field Trip

Youth Science Discovery Field Trips (YSDE-FT) were conducted by the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) in February – April, 2017 at the National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter) and The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. These programs have been designed for 7th and 8th grade students. Groups of students and teachers…

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HS SENIORS SOUGHT FOR PRESTIGIOUS SCIENCE CAMP

Across the country high school seniors who show academic achievement in one or more areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are being sought to apply for an “experience of a lifetime” at the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). This well established program is provided at no charge to the selected students, which…

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NYSCamp Alumna of the Year 2017 – Julie Robinson, ID 1985

The National Youth Science Foundation has selected Dr. Julie Robinson as the 2017 National Youth Science Camp Alumna of the Year. Congratulations! The Charleston Area Alliance will welcome Dr. Robinson, Chief Scientist of the International Space Station (ISS) as its Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon speaker on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Robinson will describe how…

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Congratulations Bill Conner!

Congratulations to Bill Conner (NYSCamp AR 1977, NYSCamp Alumnus of the Year – 2013) for receiving the inaugural SC Media 2017 Reboot Leadership Award. “Cybersecurity is more than technology. It’s an organic and ongoing collaboration that requires tools, skill and awareness at all levels,” said Conner. “This award is a byproduct of the dedication, support…

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National Youth Science Camp in the News. . .

This summer was no exception in having states and countries represented by delegates (high-achieving STEM students) at the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). For almost a month, the 2017 NYSCamp continued the tradition of merging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) presentations and hands-on activities, with adventures in the great outdoors of West Virginia. It…

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YSI – Day 6

Rain was the word of the day today, but we didn’t let that dampen our enthusiasm. We wrapped up the STEM small group activities and had a wide array of (indoor) afternoon seminars. After dinner at the Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge, we joined a WV Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist who presented a…

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YSI – Day 5

After an energetic game of capture the flag near the cabins at Blackwater Falls State Park, the students moved to a new set of STEM activities. Students learned about the physics of a trebuchet with Amy, programming in Python with Avanti, and stream ecology with Gavin. The afternoon included a wide variety of seminars. Dinner…

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YSI – Day 4

It is hard to believe that the Youth STEAM Institute is now half complete! This morning we completed our rotations through the STEM activities including exploring drone technology (with Andy), learning about Arduino micro controllers and programming in Python (thanks Chalice!), and using TinkerCAD to design objects for the Stratasys Mojo 3D printer (thanks Hunter…

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YSI – Day 3

Today was quite busy for the Youth STEAM Institute. Many students walked to view the Blackwater Falls just after sunrise. Then, at the NYSCenter, groups of students rotated through the second of three sessions exploring applied STEM topics (drone technology, Arduino, and 3D printing). Afternoon activities (see below) ranged from Origami to drum circles to…

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