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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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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Dennis Schatz

Dennis Schatz (NYSCamp Colorado 1965) recently assumed the leadership position of president of the National Science Teachers Association. Congratulations! Click for more information.

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NYSCamp Staph at NYSCenter

NYSCamp Prep Begins

The office staph (this is a traditional spelling to highlight our infectious enthusiasm) members of the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) arrived at the NYSCenter yesterday to begin its final preparations. Remaining staph members arrive on Sunday. Delegates to the NYSCamp arrive via the Dulles International Airport on Thursday, June 27, and will be…

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Dr. Rahul Gupta

Trustee Dr. Rahul Gupta to be VP at March of Dimes

National Youth Science Foundation trustee and state health officer, Dr. Rahul Gupta will become senior vice president and chief medical and health officer for the March of Dimes in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gupta has been Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’s Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer since January…

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Park Foundation Supports the NYSCenter

The National Youth Science Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a generous $1 million donation from the Park Foundation established by Ray Park (Park Corporation) to support the development of the National Youth Science Center. Ray Park appreciates the potential of the NYSCenter and programs like the National Youth Science Camp to…

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NYSCamp Director

Our National Youth Science Camp Director, John Giroir, has resigned to address a health condition, effectively immediately. John has appropriately decided that the requirements of this position are incompatible with his current priorities. Dr. Andrew Blackwood will serve as director of the 2018 NYSCamp. Dr. Blackwood has been an employee of the NYSF since 2001…

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STEM Teachers Workshop

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the National Youth Science Foundation and the June Harless Center for Rural Education and Research Development at Marshall University hosted a STEM workshop for teachers and administrators at the National Youth Science Center. Workshop activities included: Environmental Science Soils and Wetlands by Ms. Alyssa Hanna, Staff Botanist, Downstream Strategies Stream…

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National Travel Services

The NYSF has selected National Travel Services as the Official Travel Agency of the National Youth Science Camp. Pictured here, Ms. Andrea Tracewell and Ms. Kimberly Brown present John Giroir, Andy Blackwood, and Rich West with a donation of $3,000. Thanks greatly!

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