Prof. Thomas W. Laqueur (NYSCamp WV 1963)

NYSCamp Alumni in the News: Professor Thomas W. Laqueur (NYSCamp WV 1963) recently appeared as a guest on NPR’s Fresh Air: “Bodies Through Time: A Historian Traces Our Evolving Relationship With The Dead.” Growing up as the son of a pathologist, Thomas Laqueur says, his father would leave the dinner table to conduct autopsies. Sometimes…

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Alzheimer’s research pioneer to speak at University of Charleston

by Lydia Nuzum, Health Reporter, Charleston Gazette-Mail When Dr. Rudolph Tanzi was a teenager, he knew he wanted to be a clinician — that is, until he heard his first scientific lecture and realized he wanted to be a researcher. “If it wasn’t for the National Youth Science Camp, where I represented the state of…

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Dr. Jerry Gilbert (MS 1973) named President of Marshall University

October 20, 2015 – Huntington, West Virginia The National Youth Science Foundation congratulates National Youth Science Camp Alumnus Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Gilbert (MS 1973) on being named the 37th president of Marshall University. “What an honor it is to be asked to lead Marshall University,” said Gilbert. “I’ve been so impressed by everything I’ve learned and…

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Map of NYSC Alumni

CHARLESTON, WV — Alumni (delegates and staph) of the National Youth Science Camp can be found across the United States and around the World. Explore using the interactive map below. Notes: The interactive map above is a visual representation of the alumni (delegates and staph) of the National Youth Science Camp. If your information is…

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CHARLESTON, WV — On the occasion of the National Youth Science Camp 50th Anniversary, states, DC, and countries are offering congratulations. Created as a program on West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration in 1963, the NYSC is one of only a few programs that is still in operation today.

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Centennial Youth Science Camp Continues for 50 Years

CHARLESTON, WV — Established as part of West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration in 1963, the National Youth Science Camp continues to be held in West Virginia as a service to the nation.  As one of the few programs that originated with the Centennial Celebration that is still in operation, more than five thousand ambitious, young, innovative students…

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Dr. Paul Miller Featured Speaker At NYSC Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

“Now, more than ever, our world depends on science. Yet in schools, we tend to do a poor job teaching science in a way that truly conveys its basic nature and fundamental importance. While people are happy to use gadgets and medicines that would not exist without science, few understand how completely science has changed…

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Dr. Ed Chan To Discuss NTM Lung Disease, Tuberculosis at 2013 NYSC

Dr. Ed Chan, 1978 delegate to NYSC from Colorado and physician at Denver VAMC, National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will lecture on the risk factors for non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease at 8 p.m., June 29 and NYSC. NTM are environmental bacteria commonly found in the environment. In more…

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Dr. Mike Elsbury

Dr. Mike Elsbury To Unlock Mysteries of Aether In Directed Study on Radio Frequency Engineering

Dr. Mike Elsbury, 1999 delegate to NYSC from Idaho and currently a senior electrical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, will present a directed study at NYSC July-8-10 entitled, “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Aether: Radio Frequency Engineering.” During the directed study, delegates will explore major concepts of electromagnetic waves and propagation as they study the…

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Dr. Rick Walker

Dr. Rick Walker to Lecture At 2013 Science Camp

Dr. Rick Walker, 1964 delegate to NYSC from Ohio, will present, “Why We Will Never Find a Cure for Cancer and Why We Do Not Want To” at 9:15 a.m., June 30 at NYSC. As a retired breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Walker hopes to share his 40-year experience in both a formal lecture and through…

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