Youth STEAM Institute

Update: May 30, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Youth STEAM Institute hosted by the National Youth Science Foundation at the National Youth Science Center near Davis, West Virginia. We were uncertain what the demand for such a program might be and we have been pleasantly surprised by the number of pre-applications that we have received (nearly 50 in total).

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.

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.

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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