NYSF Statement on Social Justice

Inspiring lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in STEM and related professions is our central mission. Compassion, inclusivity, community building, mutual respect, and providing equal opportunities are foundational elements of the NYSF, and we strive to effectuate these ideals in everything we do. The continuous search for knowledge and improvement is central to STEM education and…

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Program Cancellations

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to expand and out of an abundance of caution, the Executive Committee of the National Youth Science Foundation Board of Trustees has made the unanimous decision to cancel upcoming programs. These include: 2020 National Youth Science Camp Note: A limited virtual program will be offered. STEM Explorations STEM Academies…

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Dr. Kinghorn selected to Direct NYSCamp

The NYSF is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian E. Kinghorn has been selected to direct the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Dr. Kinghorn is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundations at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Kinghorn earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State…

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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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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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