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Protected: July 4th: Celebrated in Style

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First Overnighter: SUCCESS!

Today the delegates, scattered in groups throughout the West Virginia wilderness, found their way back to camp.  Many of the overnight trips offered at the National Youth Science Camp give delegates the opportunity to get in touch with Mother Nature … Continue reading

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As Directed Studies End…Overnighters Begin!

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Today, the 2014 delegates learned more about “How Molecular Medicine and precision Genomics will Revolutionize Cancer Therapy” from Dr. Chuck Clevenger of Northwestern University.     “Mathematics of Fair Division” by Dr. Walter Stromquist was the evening lecture topic.  He discussed … Continue reading

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Cancer, Space Archaeology, and Thriller!

Today the delegates enjoyed lectures by Dr. Rick Walker, of Marshall University, and Dr. Jim Tucker, a Senior Biospheric Scientist for NASA.  Dr. Walker’s lecture, entitled “Why We Won’t Find a Cure for Cancer, and Why We Don’t Want To” persuaded … Continue reading

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Directed Studies Have Started

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The 2014 delegation had their first “typical” day at NYSC today.  They enjoyed their first of three days in directed studies offered by guest scientists and staph members.  This block’s directed study options for delegates include: Human Pathology with Chuck Clevenger … Continue reading

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Lecture Marks Start of 51st NYSC

Charleston Gazette – June 28, 2014 Young science students from all over the country and Latin America got a taste of what was to come during their four weeks in West Virginia during the annual Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture for … Continue reading

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Arrival at Camp Pocahontas!

After an excellent breakfast, lunch and lecture at the University of Charleston, the 2014 delegation endured a 4-hour long bus ride across West Virginia to Camp Pocahontas.  Staph members welcomed the 2014 delegation to Camp Pocahontas in traditional NYSC fashion: … Continue reading

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