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National Youth Science Camp Alumni Association

NYSCAA 2019 Elections

The 2019 NYSCAA election results are in. Please welcome your new officers:

  • President-Elect: Emily Holmes (IN 1993; Staph 1995-1996)
  • National Secretary: Silvia Milkovits Harper (NH 1982; Staph 1984)
  • National Treasurer: Amit Garg (NE 1994)
  • Members of the Board of Advisors (BOA): Amelia Franklin (ME 2016; Staph 2017-2019) and Frederick “Rick” Walker (OH 1964; Staph 1965-1969)


NYSF Job Posting: Director of the National Youth Science Camp

The Director has primary responsibility and authority to plan and conduct the NYSF’s flagship program, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp), at the National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter) in Davis, West Virginia. The NYSCamp is an annual program that honors approximately 120 recently graduated students (age 16-18) with two students representing each US state, Washington, DC, and others from around the world. This part-time position extends throughout the year with 24/7 in residence responsibilities for approximately 8 weeks while the program is in preparation and in session during the summer. Additionally, the Director supports an exemplary stewardship program that continues relation-building with all NYSF stakeholders, including current participants, alumni, donors and potential donors, and others who have the potential to provide support to the NYSF.



NYSF Job Posting: Director of STEM Programs

The Director of STEM Programs is responsible for planning, organizing, marketing, promoting, and directing STEM Exploration and STEM Academy sessions conducted by the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) at its National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter) and other locations. The Director advocates for informal STEM learning opportunities and supports the vision, strategy, and program plan of the NYSF. The Director works with school officials to facilitate integration of STEM programs with published curricula and support field trips to the NYSCenter. The Director oversees the development and administration of the NYSCenter’s educational spaces which include various makerspaces, a computer teaching hall, a presentation hall, an environmental science laboratory, and an outdoor outfitting center. The Director works collaboratively with other NYSF staff to promote the mission of the organization and to facilitate program funding.



NYSF Collaboratory

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.
  • Mentor: Further the mission of the NYSF by providing knowledge, advice, and career development resources to current students, delegates, staff, and recent alumni.
  • Expand: Broaden your professional STEM network by connecting with others who share similar educational background, passion, and experience.
  • Engage: Remain an active member of the NYSF community by sharing photos, information and updates, interacting with others, and attending alumni social and professional events.

You can join the NYSF Collaboratory with your own email address or existing LinkedIn or Facebook account; you control your own privacy settings. The NYSF will distribute invitations to alumni using information currently held in the NYSF’s alumni database; you can join now at https://nysfcollaboratory.org.


Reunion 2003 Group Photo
Reunion 2003 Group Photo at Camp Pocahontas (7/5/2003)

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Note: “Staph” is the traditional spelling for the National Youth Science Camp staff to highlight their infectious enthusiasm!