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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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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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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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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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