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2020 Virtual NYSCamp Kicked Off June 1, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 national health emergency, the National Youth Science Foundation cancelled the in-residence portion of the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Held in West Virginia since 1963, this is only the second time that the annual program has not been held in the Mountain State….

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NYSF Statement on Social Justice

Inspiring lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in STEM and related professions is our central mission. Compassion, inclusivity, community building, mutual respect, and providing equal opportunities are foundational elements of the NYSF, and we strive to effectuate these ideals in everything we do. The continuous search for knowledge and improvement is central to STEM education and…

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Dr. Kinghorn selected to Direct NYSCamp

The NYSF is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian E. Kinghorn has been selected to direct the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Dr. Kinghorn is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundations at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Kinghorn earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State…

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National Youth Science Camp provided a lifetime of memories

Written by Taleigh Adrian, original article can be found here. I recently attended the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia. The camp is comprised of two delegates from each state, as well as international delegates, and is 3 and a half weeks filled with scientific lectures, group studies, outdoor activities and fun. I wanted…

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2019 NYSCamp: Where is it? What’s the cost? What will you be doing?

written by Sarah Berment, original article can be found here. When I shared the news that I would be attending the National Youth Science Camp, most of my conversations consisted of these 3 questions: Where is it? What’s the cost? What will you be doing? Initially, all I knew was that all expenses were covered by a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Bringing it All Back Home, Local High School Science Whiz to Study at UNM

Rusty Ludwigsen was a New Mexico 2019 NYSCamp delegate, the original article can be found here. As a recent high school graduate with abundant passion, dedication and intellect, Rusty Ludwigsen could have pursued his goals just about anywhere. But after being awarded the prestigious Regents’ Scholarship from The University of New Mexico, Rusty opted to…

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2019 NYSCamp: Directed Studies, Block 1

The hustle of fly-in calmed down and delegates begin to settle into their spaces at NYSCamp. The first full three days of NYSCamp were filled with the first block of directed studies, they included: Mathematics of Games with Dr. Tom Fleming There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea with Dr. Katie Inderbitzen Mini…

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Dennis Schatz

Dennis Schatz (NYSCamp Colorado 1965) recently assumed the leadership position of president of the National Science Teachers Association. Congratulations! Click for more information.

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Jessica Li - Nevada

Congratulations Jessica “Jessie” Li!

Jessica “Jessie” LiNevada City:  HendersonSchool:  Ed W. Clark High SchoolCollege Plans:  Brown UniversityMajor:  Applied Mathematics & Computer ScienceProfessional Plans: Project or Program Manager Honors:  Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Mu Alpha Theta, National Merit Commended Student, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist Nevada Seal of Biliteracy Activities:  Orchestra, tennis, Science Olympiad In addition, Jessie enjoys camping,…

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Lily Adcock - Hawaii

Congratulations Lily Adcock!

Lily AdcockHawaii City:  Pearl CitySchool:  Pearl City High SchoolCollege Plans:  Purdue University, West LafayetteMajor:  Engineering (most likely Electrical)Professional Plans: Electrical Engineer Honors:  Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society Activities:  Band, Student Government, Science Olympiad, Science Fair  In addition, Lily enjoys cards, reading, music, movies, hiking and camping. We are looking forward to meeting you at the 2019 National Youth…

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