2018 NYSCamp

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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Kick-off speaker: STEM “needs to be the sport your child plays”

At the kick-off lecture for National Youth Science Camp Thursday, Tim O’Neal, the new director of West Virginia operations for Dow Chemical, encouraged more than 100 delegates to collaborate on ideas and support one another at camp this year. He also asked parents to support the delegates in their pursuit of careers in science, technology,…

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2018 NYSCamp Delegate Fly In at Yeager Airport

The baggage claim of a tiny airport in Charleston, West Virginia turned into a welcome area for more than 100 young people from every state and around the world on Wednesday. Picture towering stacks of pizza boxes, about 20 greeters dressed to impress, and big signs waiting for them: “Welcome 2018 Delegates National Youth Science Camp.” Recent…

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Media Alert: 55th NYSCamp delegates fly into Yeager

MEDIA ALERT WHO: 107 highly-accomplished recent high school graduates from around the county and other areas of the world, who’ve gone through a highly competitive selection process to participate in this year’s National Youth Science Camp in Pocahontas County. These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided…

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2018 NYSCamp Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

Each year, the National Youth Science Foundation honors the legacy of WV Senator Martha Gaines Wehrle with the opening lecture of the National Youth Science Camp. WHAT: The Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture, the free kick-off event for National Youth Science Camp WHEN: 12 pm, Thursday, June 28 WHERE: The University of Charleston’s Geary Auditorium in Riggleman Hall…

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