Youth STEAM Institute

The 2017 Youth STEAM Institute at the NYSCenter is a new summer program produced by the National Youth Science Foundation. The Youth STEAM Institute will provide groups of 24 students an opportunity to enhance their experience, confidence, and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) through small-group projects guided by a mentor.

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Andrew N. Blackwood at or (304) 205-9724 x 91.


Program Overview: The Youth STEAM Institute projects will be selected to address hard-to-cover national science and mathematics standards for student learning and may include: coding, electronics, engineering principles, mathematics, drones, meteorology, robotics, environmental science, astronomy, and more. Opportunities for location-appropriate outdoor recreation including mountain biking and trail hiking will complement the STEAM program. Field trips to local attractions which may include Spruce Knob, the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls State Park, Seneca Rocks, and the Green Bank Observatory are possible.

At present, two sessions are planned:

Schedule Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 AM – Noon Program Program STEAM Field Trips Program Program Showcase
Noon – 6 PM Check-In Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor Check Out
6 PM – 11 PM Orientation Program Program Program Program




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