NYSF Statement on Social Justice

Inspiring lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in STEM and related professions is our central mission. Compassion, inclusivity, community building, mutual respect, and providing equal opportunities are foundational elements of the NYSF, and we strive to effectuate these ideals in everything we do. The continuous search for knowledge and improvement is central to STEM education and…

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2020 Virtual NYSCamp Kicked Off June 1, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 national health emergency, the National Youth Science Foundation cancelled the in-residence portion of the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Held in West Virginia since 1963, this is only the second time that the annual program has not been held in the Mountain State….

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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 Note: A limited virtual program will be offered. STEM Explorations STEM Academies…

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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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