National Youth Science Camp

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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2013 National Youth Science Camp Now Accepting Applications

The National Youth Science Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the application process to the 2013 National Youth Science Camp. Interested graduating high school seniors are encouraged to visit the 2013 NYSC application page for information on how to apply. Since each state conducts its own process to select its delegates, deadlines vary….

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National Youth Science Camp 2012 – Valeria Sanz, Bolivia

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Whitewater – From the Archives

Florian Gerlach (Germany) paddles his kayak on the New River during National Youth Science Camp 2009. Kayaking at NYSC is facilitated through the volunteer efforts of  the West Virginia Wildwater Association, an organization devoted to safely paddling the wild and scenic rivers of West Virginia. Their assistance allows delegates to explore some of the most beautiful sections of the…

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Everybody – From the Archives

Delegates to National Youth Science Camp 1971 gather on the Green for a group photo.  Since 1963, the National Youth Science Camp has been held at scenic Camp Pocahontas, located near Bartow, West Virginia.  Delegates to the 1971 NYSC received the blazers pictured as a reminder of their time in West Virginia, and were encouraged…

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Delegate Reflections – Jingyuan “Jenny” Zhang

MOMENTS IN TIME: The summer before MIT Learning science “Mens et Manus” at the National Youth Science Camp We often hear about the summer after high school, of those warm days shrouded in familiarity before the thrilling independence of college. After graduation, I promised myself to make the most of this last summer, to try…

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2012 National Youth Science Camp Senate Luncheon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 18, 2012 –National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) delegates will meet science policy makers and Senators for a luncheon from noon to 2pm on July 18, 2012, in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The luncheon will be hosted by U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller…

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Vision – From the Archives

Delegates to the 1963 National Youth Science Camp survey the area surrounding Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia. Spruce Knob is home to several unusual features, including exposed bolder fields, and ecosystems driven by the higher altitudes. When examined closely and digitally enhanced, the mountain range and surrounding distinctive fauna offer strong evidence…

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Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture – Dr. Charles Vest

CHARLESTON, WV — On Thursday, June 27, 2012, Dr. Charles Vest presented the Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture for the 2012 National Youth Science Camp. Entitled “Why I Wish I Could Start All Over Again,” Dr. Vest’s presentation defined the third revolution in  the engineering and highlighted the opportunities to integrate engineering and science to solve…

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