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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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Wild and Wonderful: 2019 NYSCamp Overnighter

The 2019 NYSCamp delegation recently returned from their first overnighter in the Monongahela National Forest. Delegates had the option to either fossil hunting with Ryan Haupt or backpacking, climbing, caving, and mountain biking with Staph*. Collin Preston, a Kentucky delegate, was excited that he had the opportunity to swim on the Seneca Creek trial, a hike in the…

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2019 NYSCamp: Directed Studies, Block 1

The hustle of fly-in calmed down and delegates begin to settle into their spaces at NYSCamp. The first full three days of NYSCamp were filled with the first block of directed studies, they included: Mathematics of Games with Dr. Tom Fleming There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea with Dr. Katie Inderbitzen Mini…

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2019 NYSCamp Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

The 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) delegates will spend four weeks learning from accomplished STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals.  Meanwhile, they develop an appreciation of West Virginia, build interpersonal skills, and step outside of their comfort zones, by participating in outdoor activities like backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, and caving. Each year, the…

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2019 NYSCamp Delegates’ Fly in at Dulles International Airport

27 June 2019 In the busy arrivals terminal of Dulles International (IAD), the 111 delegates found their way to the start of the 56th annual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The National Youth Science Camp was founded in 1963 as part of the Centennial Celebration of West Virginia to bring together two students from each…

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2018 NYSCamp Visits the Nation’s Capital

The 2018 National Youth Science Camp delegates have returned from their three-day adventure in Washington, DC. The trip started with a walking tour of the National Mall Monuments, which included the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, MLK Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. “I was completely overcome with awe when I…

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2018 NYSCamp Delegates Showcase their Talents

One of the wonderful things about the National Youth Science Camp is that delegates express different backgrounds and personal experiences. Throughout camp, delegates have an opportunity to demonstrate their talents through after dinner entertainment, art projects, chorus practice, and band groups. However, the delegates finally had an opportunity to lead both mini lectures to showcase…

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