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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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YSI – Day 2

The first full day of the 2017 Youth STEAM Institute had a full schedule. Photo Gallery – YSI – Day 2 Monday, July 24, 2017 7:00 AM Wake Up 7:30 AM Morning Activities Running with Gavin and Quinn meet outside cabins Volleyball with Susan meet outside cabins 8:30 AM Breakfast in Your Cabin 9:15 AM…

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YSI – Day 1

The inaugural Youth STEAM Institute (YSI) is off to a great start. The YSI is hosted by the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) at its National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter) near Davis in Tucker County, West Virginia. Activities include programming in Python, Arduino micro-controllers, 3D printing using a Mojo printer donated by Stratasys (thanks guys!),…

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2017 NYSCamp Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

Download Flyer The National Youth Science Foundation is pleased to announce that Jon Boggs, Dan Carder, and Greg Thompson will present the 2017 NYSCamp Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture. Speaker: Jon Boggs, Dan Carder, and Greg Thompson Where: Geary Auditorium, Riggleman Hall, University of Charleston When: Noon, Thursday, June 15, 2017 Cost: Free and open to the public. Title: The…

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Thank you! 05-05-2017

The National Youth Science Foundation greatly appreciates the support provided by the following: Eugene Ollila Andrew Sand Darrin Magee and Beth Kinne Candace Mixon Brickstreet Foundation Ron Pearson John Lamy John Schilling Dan Potts Chalice Keith Sandra Rodgers Erin Brumbaugh We couldn’t do this without the support of hundreds of generous individuals and organizations. To…

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Mother’s Day 2017

As you shop for Mother’s Day 2017, please remember that purchases made through Amazon’s Smile program benefit the National Youth Science Foundation and the National Youth Science Camp. It is simple; just click and buy!

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Thank You! 04-19-2017

The National Youth Science Foundation greatly appreciates the support provided by the following: Shelley Porter Lisa Korslund Shannon Dulz Eva and Stephen DeVience Tina Buxbaum Tessa Baughman Jessica Ipnar Alexander Chin Daniel Goodenberger Mark Lichtenstein Andrea Hawksley Gregory R Friedman Kirsten A Paust Tyler Benton We couldn’t do this without the support of hundreds of…

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Thank You – Northrop Grumman!

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security, has made a contribution to the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) to  support the academic program of the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The NYSCamp is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enrichment honors program, challenging the top two science and mathematics students from every…

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