National Youth Science Center
National Youth Science Center

In June 2015, the National Youth Science Foundation took ownership of the former facilities of the Canaan Valley Institute and established the National Youth Science Center. The NYSCenter is LEED-certified (silver level) by the US Green Building Council and features many environmentally-responsible features including construction with renewable materials, passive lighting, and a living machine that processes wastewater.

Research and Education Center: 

The 25,000 square-foot Research and Education Center is the centerpiece of the NYSCenter.

Conference Hall

Capable of seating 150 and may be divided into three smaller rooms seating 50 people each. The conference hall has full audio-video support and WIFI Internet access.

Conference Hall
STEM Library 

Includes more than 500 volumes spanning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

STEM Library
Mathematics and Computational Science Center

Established as an interactive lecture hall this space will be equipped with networked computers and software supporting research and creative endeavors in mathematics. statistics, programming, remote control, robotics, collaborative learning, social networking, and technology-enhanced distance education.

Mathematics and Computational Science Center
Physical Science and Electronics Center 

Established originally as a teaching laboratory emphasizing stream restoration and ecology, the Physical Science and Electronics Center is outfitted with equipment and supplies supporting physical science and creative endeavors using electronics (micro-controllers, robots, and other electromechanical creations), textiles (cloth, vinyl, leather, rope and string, and wearable electronics), and 3D printing and scanning.

Physical Science and Electronics Center
Environmental Science Research Laboratory

The Environmental Science Research Laboratory can accommodate up to 4 independent researchers, with standard equipment and supplies for conducting environmental studies.

Environmental Science Research Laboratory
Large and Small Conference Rooms

Research Support Building

Creative Arts Center

The Creative Arts Center supports paintaing, ceramics, woodworking, metalworking, laser cutting, CNC cutting, and other creative arts.

Outdoor Outfitters Shop

The Outdoor Outfitters Shop supports outdoor adventures including mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, and backpacking.