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CHARLESTON, WV — On the occasion of the National Youth Science Camp 50th Anniversary, states, DC, and countries are offering congratulations. Created as a program on West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration in 1963, the NYSC is one of only a few programs that is still in operation today.

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Brazilian NYSC Delegates Meet VP Joe Biden

BRAZIL — During their pre-departure orientation at the United States Embassy in Brazil, the two delegates to the 2013 National Youth Science Camp met with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden. The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high…

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DC – National Youth Science Camp Day (June 26, 2013)

CHARLESTON, WV — The Mayor of Washington, DC, the Honorable Vincent C. Gray, has declared June 26, 2013, as National Youth Science Camp Day. Mayor Gray recognizes the State of West Virginia and the National Youth Science Foundation on the 50th Anniversary of the National Youth Science Camp.

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Dr. Paul Miller Featured Speaker At NYSC Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

“Now, more than ever, our world depends on science. Yet in schools, we tend to do a poor job teaching science in a way that truly conveys its basic nature and fundamental importance. While people are happy to use gadgets and medicines that would not exist without science, few understand how completely science has changed…

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NH – July 2013 Youth Science Camp Month

CHARLESTON, WV — New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan has declared July 2013 as Youth Science Camp Month and has congratulated the State of West Virginia and the National Youth Science Foundation on the 50th Anniversary of the National Youth Science Camp.

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Dr. Ed Chan To Discuss NTM Lung Disease, Tuberculosis at 2013 NYSC

Dr. Ed Chan, 1978 delegate to NYSC from Colorado and physician at Denver VAMC, National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will lecture on the risk factors for non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease at 8 p.m., June 29 and NYSC. NTM are environmental bacteria commonly found in the environment. In more…

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Dr. Mike Elsbury

Dr. Mike Elsbury To Unlock Mysteries of Aether In Directed Study on Radio Frequency Engineering

Dr. Mike Elsbury, 1999 delegate to NYSC from Idaho and currently a senior electrical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, will present a directed study at NYSC July-8-10 entitled, “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Aether: Radio Frequency Engineering.” During the directed study, delegates will explore major concepts of electromagnetic waves and propagation as they study the…

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Dr. Rick Walker

Dr. Rick Walker to Lecture At 2013 Science Camp

Dr. Rick Walker, 1964 delegate to NYSC from Ohio, will present, “Why We Will Never Find a Cure for Cancer and Why We Do Not Want To” at 9:15 a.m., June 30 at NYSC. As a retired breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Walker hopes to share his 40-year experience in both a formal lecture and through…

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NYSC in the News

Charleston, West Virginia Across the nation selection committees are announcing the selection of delegates to represent their state at the 2013 National Youth Science Camp. Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts Florida State Science Fair California Department of Education

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Mr. Greg Pitter

Mr. Greg Pitter To Conduct Directed Study On What a Successful Scientist Needs

Mr. Greg Pitter, 1992 delegate to NYSF from Nevada and currently IT Director at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will conduct a directed study June 28-30 at NYSC entitled, “What a Successful Scientist Needs (Except the Science Part). “Organizational politics and harsh business realities have always been the bane of scientists, doctors,…

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