Youth STEAM Institute

YSI – Day 6

Rain was the word of the day today, but we didn’t let that dampen our enthusiasm. We wrapped up the STEM small group activities and had a wide array of (indoor) afternoon seminars. After dinner at the Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge, we joined a WV Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist who presented a…

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YSI – Day 5

After an energetic game of capture the flag near the cabins at Blackwater Falls State Park, the students moved to a new set of STEM activities. Students learned about the physics of a trebuchet with Amy, programming in Python with Avanti, and stream ecology with Gavin. The afternoon included a wide variety of seminars. Dinner…

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YSI – Day 4

It is hard to believe that the Youth STEAM Institute is now half complete! This morning we completed our rotations through the STEM activities including exploring drone technology (with Andy), learning about Arduino micro controllers and programming in Python (thanks Chalice!), and using TinkerCAD to design objects for the Stratasys Mojo 3D printer (thanks Hunter…

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YSI – Day 3

Today was quite busy for the Youth STEAM Institute. Many students walked to view the Blackwater Falls just after sunrise. Then, at the NYSCenter, groups of students rotated through the second of three sessions exploring applied STEM topics (drone technology, Arduino, and 3D printing). Afternoon activities (see below) ranged from Origami to drum circles to…

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YSI – Day 2

The first full day of the 2017 Youth STEAM Institute had a full schedule. Photo Gallery – YSI – Day 2 Monday, July 24, 2017 7:00 AM Wake Up 7:30 AM Morning Activities Running with Gavin and Quinn meet outside cabins Volleyball with Susan meet outside cabins 8:30 AM Breakfast in Your Cabin 9:15 AM…

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YSI – Day 1

The inaugural Youth STEAM Institute (YSI) is off to a great start. The YSI is hosted by the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) at its National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter) near Davis in Tucker County, West Virginia. Activities include programming in Python, Arduino micro-controllers, 3D printing using a Mojo printer donated by Stratasys (thanks guys!),…

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Youth STEAM Institute

Announcement: The National Youth Science Foundation is pleased to announce that it will offer a new STEAM enrichment program in summer 2017 for students between 9 and 16 years of age. The 2017 Youth STEAM Institute at the NYSCenter will provide groups of 24 students an opportunity to enhance their experience, confidence, and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering,…

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