Announcements

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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Dennis Schatz

Dennis Schatz (NYSCamp Colorado 1965) recently assumed the leadership position of president of the National Science Teachers Association. Congratulations! Click for more information.

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NYSCamp Staph at NYSCenter

NYSCamp Prep Begins

The office staph (this is a traditional spelling to highlight our infectious enthusiasm) members of the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) arrived at the NYSCenter yesterday to begin its final preparations. Remaining staph members arrive on Sunday. Delegates to the NYSCamp arrive via the Dulles International Airport on Thursday, June 27, and will be…

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Dr. Rahul Gupta

Trustee Dr. Rahul Gupta to be VP at March of Dimes

National Youth Science Foundation trustee and state health officer, Dr. Rahul Gupta will become senior vice president and chief medical and health officer for the March of Dimes in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gupta has been Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’s Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer since January…

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Park Foundation Supports the NYSCenter

The National Youth Science Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a generous $1 million donation from the Park Foundation established by Ray Park (Park Corporation) to support the development of the National Youth Science Center. Ray Park appreciates the potential of the NYSCenter and programs like the National Youth Science Camp to…

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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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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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Overnighter 1: Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

The morning started like most others, but delegates were both anxious and excited about the day ahead. The previous night, the delegates chose where to go for their first overnight camping trip, referred to as an overnighter, and received backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and informational talks about basic skills needed for their trip. Today the…

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The First Day of NYSCamp: Opening the Minds of 2018 Delegates

The first full day of National Youth Science Camp 2018, and Olivia Gotte is already expanding the way she thinks about her plans.    Gotte, a delegate from Louisiana, enjoyed debate in high school, although she came to Camp Pocahontas with intentions to pursue biology and become a radiologist. “I never thought being able to…

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