The NYSF has created a new online social destination, NYSF Collaboratory, to help connect alumni, presenters, staff, and donors who support the mission of the NYSF to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in STEM. Use the NYSF Collaboratory to: Connect: Engage old friends and make new as you connect with NYSCamp delegates, staff, and presenters from yesterday and today. [ 225 more words ]
Youth Science Discovery Field Trips (YSDE-FT) were conducted by the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) in February - April, 2017 at the National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter) and The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. These programs have been designed for 7th and 8th grade students. Groups of students and teachers participated from across West Virginia. [ 75 more words ]
Across the country high school seniors who show academic achievement in one or more areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are being sought to apply for an "experience of a lifetime" at the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). This well established program is provided at no charge to the selected students, which includes air travel. Two high school seniors who are selected will attend the NYSCamp free of charge to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from academic, governmental and corporate worlds, as well as, students from across the country and around the world. [ 374 more words ]
Dr. Julie Robinson (ID 1985) was the keynote speaker at the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Luncheon today at the Clay Center. She is also the 2017 NYSCamp Alumnus of the Year.
The National Youth Science Foundation has selected Dr. Julie Robinson as the 2017 National Youth Science Camp Alumnus of the Year. Congratulations! The Charleston Area Alliance will welcome Dr. Robinson, Chief Scientist of the International Space Station (ISS) as its Elevations Professional Women's Network Luncheon speaker on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Robinson will describe how the ISS supports research across fields as diverse as astrophysics, nanomaterials, combustion, microbiology and human psychology and highlighted some of the research facility’s most dramatic discoveries. [ 254 more words ]
Congratulations to Bill Conner (NYSCamp AR 1977, NYSCamp Alumnus of the Year - 2013) for receiving the inaugural SC Media 2017 Reboot Leadership Award. “Cybersecurity is more than technology. It’s an organic and ongoing collaboration that requires tools, skill and awareness at all levels,” said Conner. “This award is a byproduct of the dedication, support and trust in our global teams, partners, distributors and end customers. [ 26 more words ]
This summer was no exception in having states and countries represented by delegates (high-achieving STEM students) at the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). For almost a month, the 2017 NYSCamp continued the tradition of merging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) presentations and hands-on activities, with adventures in the great outdoors of West Virginia. It is truly unique what you may find in the beautiful hills of West Virginia, like the… [ 119 more words ]
Nice article about Cameron Edwards from Alaska, as well as, other articles from across the country about the 2017 National Youth Science Camp and delegates.
Great article about Cameron Edwards from Alaska, who attended NYSCamp this summer!
Rain was the word of the day today, but we didn't let that dampen our enthusiasm. We wrapped up the STEM small group activities and had a wide array of (indoor) afternoon seminars. After dinner at the Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge, we joined a WV Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist who presented a lecture on the effort to reintroduce elk to West Virginia. [ 320 more words ]
After an energetic game of capture the flag near the cabins at Blackwater Falls State Park, the students moved to a new set of STEM activities. Students learned about the physics of a trebuchet with Amy, programming in Python with Avanti, and stream ecology with Gavin. The afternoon included a wide variety of seminars. Dinner was a special treat tonight as we dined in favorite restaurants in Davis in small groups. [ 285 more words ]
It is hard to believe that the Youth STEAM Institute is now half complete! This morning we completed our rotations through the STEM activities including exploring drone technology (with Andy), learning about Arduino micro controllers and programming in Python (thanks Chalice!), and using TinkerCAD to design objects for the Stratasys Mojo 3D printer (thanks Hunter and Quinn!). After lunch, the group visited the Green Bank Observatory and the Robert C. [ 162 more words ]
Today was quite busy for the Youth STEAM Institute. Many students walked to view the Blackwater Falls just after sunrise. Then, at the NYSCenter, groups of students rotated through the second of three sessions exploring applied STEM topics (drone technology, Arduino, and 3D printing). Afternoon activities (see below) ranged from Origami to drum circles to mountain bike riding along the Blackwater River. [ 227 more words ]