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Mission Statement

CHARLESTON, WV — The National Youth Science Foundation is currently developing a strategic plan to guide its activities in the next decade. Facilitated by Dr. Jim Shuman, a former National Youth Science Camp director, stakeholders have advanced the construction of the strategic plan. In recent action, the Board of Trustees formally adopted the following: Mission…

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West Virginia Statehood (Forever) Stamp

Join in the celebration of West Virginia’s statehood. Buy here. From the United States Postal Service: With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates 150 years of West Virginia statehood. Admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, West Virginia is one of only two new states created…

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2013 NYSC Days 1 and 2

CHARLESTON, WV — The 2013 session of the National Youth Science Camp began on June 26 as delegates arrived at Charleston’s Yeager Airport. While some delegates completed the last legs of their travel, others attended the 5th Annual Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture presented by Dr. Paul Miller (Wyoming 1987). At the conclusion of the lecture,…

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2013 Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture – Dr. Paul Miller

CHARLESTON, WV — Dr. Paul Miller, physics professor at West Virginia University, was the featured speaker at the Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture of the 2013 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Dr. Miller presented his lecture (embeded below) at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences – West Virginia in Charleston. The NYSC is a summer…

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2013 NYSC Starts Today!

CHARLESTON, WV — The 2013 session of the National Youth Science Camp starts today as delegates arrive at Charleston’s Yeager Airport and begin their nearly month-long experience with science enrichment. The students, two from each state in the United States and international delegates from nine countries, will study with preeminent scientists from around the world, who will…

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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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