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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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Overnighter 3: Mountain Momma

The delegates of the 2018 National Youth Science Camp returned from their final overnighter of the summer. The delegates had the opportunity to participate in an outdoor adventure such as hiking on scenic West Virginia trails, caving, biking and caving to gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors. Staph* members help lead…

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2018 NYSCamp: Half Way Point

Wednesday morning, the two delegates from Louisiana, Josh Wang and Olivia Gotte, raised their state flag at the end of the morning announcements on the green. The 2018 National Youth Science Camp delegates learned about soap making, amateur radio, and model UN during yesterday’s seminar lectures.  Staph* member Alayna Meade taught a group of delegates…

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Overnighter 2: Almost Heaven

As the second overnighter of the 2018 National Youth Science Camp approached, the anxious feelings associated with the first overnighter had decreased and excitement about the next overnighter lottery filled the camp. Delegates once again had the opportunity to climb, hike, cave, and bike. However, bout 40 delegates had the option of kayaking where they…

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Rocks and ladders: NYSCamp delegates scaling new heights

BARTOW – Steve Blasberg used a projector on top of a picnic table. He carried three pens in his pocket. One was red. He is a teacher. A white-bearded and bespectacled mathematician, Blasberg described how to use math to predict a person’s chances of dominant or recessive genetic traits, like hair or eye color. He…

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Directed Studies: Round Two

The second day of directed studies entailed the delegates participating in a wide array of activities, ranging from dissecting hearts, to folding computer generated proteins. During a brief glimpse of sunlight, a group of delegates traced pig hearts, locating the coronary arteries with diagrams and pins. On the opposite side of camp, another group learned about the benefits…

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2018 NYSCamp reflects on 4th of July

Independence Day holds different meanings to various people, and delegates had a chance to share their traditions with each other at NYSCamp. The morning started with delegates collecting their state flags and presenting them before the American flag was raised with the playing of the National Anthem. The delegates ended the evening by reflecting on…

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