Youth Science Discovery Experience

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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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Applications open for Spring 2013 Youth Science Discovery Experience

NYSF is teaming up again with Canaan Valley Institute to run a spring 2013 cohort of the Youth Science Discovery Experience.  We’re seeking 40 high school students interested in pursuing original research projects with guidance from professional scientists.  As with all other Foundation programs to date, students participate free of charge. In addition to students,…

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YSDE Research Posters Now Online for Fall 2012

Results of the fall 2012 YSDE research projects are now online at  See what students from around West Virginia have been discovering throughout the semester at Canaan Valley Institute (CVI).  Each team worked from October through December on an original research project with guidance from a scientist from CVI or West Virginia University.  The program…

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Final Session Begins for Fall 2012 YSDE

Students and teachers from around West Virginia reconvened at Canaan Valley Institute for the third and final session of the fall 2012 Youth Science Discovery Experience today.  Research teams regrouped and focused their strategies for the home stretch.  They will present their research results at 10:00 am on Sunday, December 16th at a colloquium in…

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Fall 2012 Youth Science Discovery Experience Begins

DAVIS, WV – The fall season of the 2012 Youth Science Discovery Experience (YSDE)  began today at the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) in Davis, WV.  Students, teachers, and scientists from across West Virginia will begin work today their research projects today, launching a 3 month-long course of investigative research.  During these months, participants will reconvene…

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Spring Semester of 2012 YSDE Complete!

Davis WV – Students belonging to the second cohort of the Youth Science Discovery Experience presented their research yesterday, successfully concluding the spring semester of YSDE 2012.  Five student groups presented, delivering diverse talks on wind power engineering, raptor migration, greenhouse evapotranspiration, microbiology, and compostable products. The students presented their work to a crowd including…

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Geometry – From the Archives

Students at the 2012 Youth Science Discovery Experience test their logic and reasoning skills during a whole group activity.  Students at YSDE work on small group research projects, which are supplemented by a variety of other engaging activities and lectures. At the end of the YSDE program, students present their research findings to their teachers,…

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Weekend four of YSDE 2012 begins tomorrow

Davis, WV – The fourth research weekend of Youth Science Discovery Experience 2012 begins tomorrow. Excelling high school students from West Virginia and surrounding states will convene at Canaan Valley Institute to collaborate with scientists and their colleagues.  They will continue their research after they depart CVI, and will present their findings in a research…

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Bird Watching – From the Archives

Students at Youth Science Discovery Experience 2012 observe bird flight patterns to develop a hypothesis about their migratory habits.  YSDE 2012 is currently being operated by the National Youth Science Foundation.  If you would like to learn more about YSDE 2012, or would like to see more photos from the student’s research projects, please visit…

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Weekend three of YSDE 2012 begins tomorrow

Davis, WV – Weekend three of the 2012 Youth Science Discovery Experience begins at Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) tomorrow.  High School students from West Virginia will be assembling at CVI to continue their research projects, and to collaborate with the scientists based there.  They will continue work on their projects until Sunday afternoon, and will…

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