STEM EDC – Pledge Support
This is an unprecedented unique opportunity for our National Youth Science Foundation! The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has invited the NYSF to submit a proposal to assume ownership of the facilities of the Canaan Valley Institute near Davis, Tucker County, West Virginia; the NYSF must simply show that it has the financial means to maintain and operate the facilities for the long-term. The STEM Education Center would become the centerpiece of the NYSF’s future campus, the National Center for Youth Science Education (NCYSE). NCYSE is the planned future permanent home of the National Youth Science Camp and additional programs.
Constructed in 2009 by CVI with $18,000,000 in funding from NOAA, CVI’s campus consists of 2 buildings on 37 acres; the Research and Education building is LEED-certified (Silver level).
- Main Facility Size: approximately 25,000 sq. feet, with 120 person conference space which may be divided into three smaller rooms seating 40 people each.
- Computer Lab: equipped with 39 computer stations, specifically designed for teaching computer-based classes.
- Teaching Lab: accomodates 17 students; designed to serve a variety of instructional needs including equipment designed to simulate river and floodplain processes.
- Research Lab: accomodates up to 4 independent researchers, with standard equipment and supplies for conducting environmental studies.
For more information and photographs: STEM Education Center
NOAA’s request for proposal requires that the NYSF present a financial plan that provides for operation and maintenance for the long-term. The NYSF needs to secure pledges totaling $150,000 for each of the next 5 years to qualify for this unique opportunity.