Alumni

Dr. Julie Robinson, Chief Scientist, International Space Station Program
To Present at 2013 NYSC

Dr. Julie Robinson, a 1985 delegate to NYSC from Idaho, and chief scientist of the International Space Station Program at NASA will present “Eureka on the International Space Station” at 9:15 a.m., July 5, at NYSC. Dr. Robinson said that scientists are trained to be observers, but “we are just as vulnerable as anyone else…

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NYSC 50th Anniversary Reunion

Fifty years ago, the West Virginia Centennial Commission developed plans to host 100 students from across the United States at the National Youth Science Camp. Initially planned to be a one-time event, the NYSC proved to be so successful that it continues to honor and challenge delegates to this day. The National Youth Science Foundation and the National Youth Science…

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National Youth Science Camp 2012 – Valeria Sanz, Bolivia

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Whitewater – From the Archives

Florian Gerlach (Germany) paddles his kayak on the New River during National Youth Science Camp 2009. Kayaking at NYSC is facilitated through the volunteer efforts of  the West Virginia Wildwater Association, an organization devoted to safely paddling the wild and scenic rivers of West Virginia. Their assistance allows delegates to explore some of the most beautiful sections of the…

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Delegate Reflections – Jingyuan “Jenny” Zhang

MOMENTS IN TIME: The summer before MIT Learning science “Mens et Manus” at the National Youth Science Camp We often hear about the summer after high school, of those warm days shrouded in familiarity before the thrilling independence of college. After graduation, I promised myself to make the most of this last summer, to try…

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Solution – From the Archives

Delegate Joe Killian (CT 1981) demonstrates a Rubik’s Cube at National Youth Science Camp 1981. Since it’s wide release in the United States in 1980, the Rubik’s Cube has been a frequent visitor and facet of camp life. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the archives of National Youth Science…

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Amazing Alumni – José Rocha (Chile 2011)

José Rocha (NYSC Chile 2011) will represent Chile at the Sustainable Energy International Youth Competition and Conference in Eilat, Israel. The conference will be held November 24-28, 2012, and will focus on creative technologies that increase electrical efficiency. Congratulations José! Ciencia Joven Fundacion Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference Amazing Alumni is a reoccurring post that highlights our…

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NYSC Chilean Reunion

SANTIAGO, CHILE – Eleven delegates to the NYSC representing Chile met with the Foundation’s executive director Dr. Andrew Blackwood and Ms. Dinah Arnett of the U. S. Embassy today in Santiago. Dr. Blackwood was in Chile as part of a youth science education exchange program coordinated by the U. S. Department of State. The group…

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Men’s Fashion – From the Archives

Looks like frequent lecturer Dr. Zoon Nguyen has either figured out time travel or has successfully predicted the V-neck fashion trend 15 years in advance.  Someone had better tell Masunaga to update his lecture. Photo from 1993 National Youth Science Camp. From the Archives is a reoccurring post that dives back into the photo archives…

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Lost

More than 5,000 delegates have attended the National Youth Science Camp since its inception in 1963 and the Foundation does its best to keep track of them following their NYSC experience. Unfortunately, the Foundation loses track of some alumni, including members of the Staph*. As we start to think about the 50th NYSC Reunion in 2013, we…

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