NH – July 2013 Youth Science Camp Month

CHARLESTON, WV — New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan has declared July 2013 as Youth Science Camp Month and has congratulated the State of West Virginia and the National Youth Science Foundation on the 50th Anniversary of the National Youth Science Camp.

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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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Mr. Greg Pitter

Mr. Greg Pitter To Conduct Directed Study On What a Successful Scientist Needs

Mr. Greg Pitter, 1992 delegate to NYSF from Nevada and currently IT Director at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will conduct a directed study June 28-30 at NYSC entitled, “What a Successful Scientist Needs (Except the Science Part). “Organizational politics and harsh business realities have always been the bane of scientists, doctors,…

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NYSC in the News

Charleston, West Virginia Across the nation selection committees are announcing the selection of delegates to represent their state at the 2013 National Youth Science Camp. Department of Education announces Arkansas’s National Youth Science Camp delegation Governor announces Iowa’s National Youth Science Camp delegation – link 2 Shorewood High Student Earns Trip to National Science Camp Two…

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Brian Tucholke

Dr. Brian Tucholke To Lead Directed Study On Geological Evolution of the North Atlantic Ocean

Dr. Brian Tucholke, 1964 delegate to NYSC from South Dakota and scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA, will lead a directed study on the geological evolution of the North Atlantic Ocean, June 28-30, at NYSC. Plate tectonics theory as developed over the past four-five decades has been a powerful…

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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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YSDE Seeks Students and Teachers

The Youth Science Discovery Experience (YSDE) seeks 40 high school students and nine teachers and experiential educators for the spring 2013 session.  Participants will work side-by-side with professional scientists to pursue original research projects at Canaan Valley Institute near Davis, WV. The National Youth Science Foundation has offered the YSDE since 2010. YSDE also offers outdoor…

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Outdoor Staph

Staph* applications now under review.

Applications to join the 2013 Staph* are currently under review. If you are interested in joining Staph for seasonal positions, see here for the application process. Don’t delay! * Staph is a traditional spelling; their enthusiasm is infectious!

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