Program Cancellations

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to expand and out of an abundance of caution, the Executive Committee of the National Youth Science Foundation Board of Trustees has made the unanimous decision to cancel upcoming programs. These include: 2020 National Youth Science Camp STEM Explorations STEM Academies The Executive Committee does expect that the National…

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Dr. Kinghorn selected to Direct NYSCamp

The NYSF is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian E. Kinghorn has been selected to direct the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Dr. Kinghorn is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundations at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Kinghorn earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State…

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National Youth Science Camp provided a lifetime of memories

Written by Taleigh Adrian, original article can be found here. I recently attended the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia. The camp is comprised of two delegates from each state, as well as international delegates, and is 3 and a half weeks filled with scientific lectures, group studies, outdoor activities and fun. I wanted…

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Thanks, Mountaineers, for supporting Youth Science Camp

written by Laura Stowater, original article can be found here. I recently spent over three weeks in your fine state of West Virginia thanks to an opportunity through the National Youth Science Camp. As a recent high school graduate from rural Iowa, I had never been to West Virginia. While I was there I had…

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2019 NYSCamp: Where is it? What’s the cost? What will you be doing?

written by Sarah Berment, original article can be found here. When I shared the news that I would be attending the National Youth Science Camp, most of my conversations consisted of these 3 questions: Where is it? What’s the cost? What will you be doing? Initially, all I knew was that all expenses were covered by a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Bringing it All Back Home, Local High School Science Whiz to Study at UNM

Rusty Ludwigsen was a New Mexico 2019 NYSCamp delegate, the original article can be found here. As a recent high school graduate with abundant passion, dedication and intellect, Rusty Ludwigsen could have pursued his goals just about anywhere. But after being awarded the prestigious Regents’ Scholarship from The University of New Mexico, Rusty opted to…

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Science Camp Broadens Horizons

Written by Alex Gwizdala, original article can be found here. If you had asked me last March what I was going to do with my summer after graduation, I probably would have told you that I would try to get an internship at some local lab or just wind up doing nothing. I certainly wouldn’t…

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National Youth Science Camp has life-changing effect of Utah youth

Written by Joshua Bishop, original article can be found here. I am writing to you to inform you of my recent, once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp), which is held annually in Camp Pocahontas, West Virginia. My name is Joshua Bishop, and I was exceptionally fortunate to represent the state of…

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2019 NYSCamp: Scientific Illustrations Capture Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

The 2019 NYSCamp delegates returned from their third overnighter in the Monongahela National Forest. Delegates had the option to either Scientific Illustrations with Erica Schwarz or backpacking, climbing, caving, and mountain biking with Staph. Erica Schwarz is a PhD candidate working in the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Computation Lab at Stanford University. Her work deals primarily with simulating the growth…

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2019 NYSCamp Directed Studies, Continued

Tessa Mott (ME) plans to attend Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. However, Mott is still undecided about her major. During this directed study block, she picked an activity that focused on the identifying symptoms of sick patients in the Emergency Room. Tessa Mott said, “It was really fun to figure out what was wrong with the…

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