Alumni

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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NYSC Alumni Association Election

The National Youth Science Camp Alumni Association is currently conducting its annual election for officers and members of the Board of Advisors. VOTE HERE

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Thank You – Alexis Wood (CA 2011)

Dear Editor, My first visit to West Virginia was a life-changing one. I say this because I recently returned home from a stay at the prestigious National Youth Science Camp, hosted by the National Youth Science Foundation. Being the only California delegate, I arrived on a small plane late in the evening by myself, not…

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Thank You – Erika Oliver (KY 2011)

Dear Editor, I would like to take time to thank you and praise your wonderful state. In coming to the National Youth Science Camp, I expected to run upon new discoveries, but I never expected one of those discoveries to be the beautiful state of West Virginia. I never knew that there were so many…

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Thank You – Alan Zhao (CT 2011)

Dear Contributor: Hiking through picturesque mountains. Sitting in the mission control center of Orbital Sciences. Listening to inspiring and powerful lectures held by world-renowned experts in their respective scientific fields. Because of your generous donations, I was able to experience these and many other exciting activities. Camping with 116 other incredibly talented and motivated delegates…

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Thank You – Mariana Dominguez Ponce (Bolivia 2011)

Dear Contributor, When this year began I had no idea about the amazing things I was going to experience. Even when I applied for the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) scholarship, I had no clue about the impact that the Science camp was going to have on my life. As I left Bolivia and got…

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Thank You – Brooke Madson (SD 2011)

Dear Contributor, Several months ago, at the end of June, I was standing at the airport waiting to board a plane that would take me to West Virginia, more specifically a place called Camp Pocahontas, home of the National Youth Science Camp.  Now, not knowing many details about the camp I was a bit apprehensive, …

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Alumni – Help Needed Now! (Update)

Thanks to everyone who has submitted comments about the value of international students in the Foundation’s science education programming. The good news is that the immediate crisis has been averted. “You have generated such a fantastic response from participants today that I know management here will pay more attention to you and the camp.” –…

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Alumni – Help Needed Now! (Update)

Thanks to everyone who has submitted comments about the value of international students in the Foundation’s science education programming. The good news is that the immediate crisis has been averted. “You have generated such a fantastic response from participants today that I know management here will pay more attention to you and the camp.” –…

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Thank You – Mackenzie Irvine (NE 2011)

Dear Contributor, Thank you so much for everything you have done to give me, as well as my fellow delegates, this life-changing opportunity. Because of the National Youth Science Camp I have stepped far beyond my comfort zone in countless ways. I have delved into topics that before camp I would have thought to boring,…

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