2022 National Youth Science Camp Announcement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) will again be an entirely virtual experience. Applications will be open soon for delegates from across the nation to apply to attend the camp from Monday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Two delegates will be selected to represent each of the 50 States in the U.S. as well as the Washington, DC. As well as, four delegates from the following countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago.

Public Delegate Yearbook

Lecture Series

June 27Jessica Frey, MD (PA 2008)
Assistant Professor of Neurology
West Virginia University
Martha Werhle Opening Lecture “Neuromodulation: Clinical and Experimental Applications”
June 28Rahul Gupta, MD
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
STEM and Drug Policy
June 29Julie Robinson (ID 1985)
Chief Scientist and Manager for Science & Technology Utilization in the Human Exploration and Operations
Preparing for Human Missions to Mars: Strategy for using ISS and Artemis as Analogs
Ryan Haupt, PhD
Director of West Virginia Programming
National Youth Science Foundation
The Wild and Wonderful Sloths of WV (and Beyond): Using paleontological techniques on modern sloths to better understand their extinct relatives
Alyson Wilson, PhD (WV 1985)
Associate Vice Chancellor for National Security and Special Research Initiatives
 North Carolina State University
So You Want to be a Data Scientist?
July 5Enrique Lin Shaio, PhD
Asset Acquisitions Associate
Gene Editing with CRISPR – Opportunities & Challenges
July 6Daniel Cohan, PhD
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
Confronting Climate Gridlock
July 7Amit Garg (NE 1994)
Berkeley Research Group
Security and Privacy – Why are we so bad at it? Why should I care?
July 8Chuck Clevenger, MD (MN 1978)
Professor and Chair of Pathology and Associate Director of Precision Medicine, 
Virginia Commonwealth University
How molecular medicine and precision genomics are revolutionizing cancer therapy
July 11Rachel Cooke
Senior Director of Impact
One Community
Purpose, Power, and Popcorn: How the Movies (and TV) Just Might Change the World
July 12Ben Jordan, PhD
Professor & Dean of the Faculty of Sciences
Brigham Young University-Hawaii 
Studying Volcanoes with Drones: How to Get Data Without Getting Killed
July 13American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Panel DiscussionPanelists: 
Josh Shiode, PhD (NV 2003)
Federal Affairs Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ana Ferreras, PhD
Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Meredith Drosback, PhD
Senior Associate Director for Science, SciLine
July 14Suzanne Strait, PhD Associate Director
Division of Science and Research
WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Gonads: History, Anatomy & Diversity
July 15Jeremie Oliver Medical Student
 Mayo Clinic Doctoral Student
University of Utah & NIH
In Utero Therapies to Cure Cleft Palate – Paving the Way
July 18Sydnee McElroy, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Marshall University School of Medicine & Podcast Host of Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine
July 19Katie Inderbitzen, PhD (NH 1998)
C-DEBI Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Alaska Fairbanks
What’s Underneath the Underneath? Exploring the deep seafloor and subseafloor

Press About National Youth Science Camp

Oxford Academy student selected as National Youth Science Camp Delegate 07/18/2022 OCDE

National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia continues virtually 07/17/2022 Herald-Dispatch

San Ramon students among four statewide participating in National Youth Science Camp 07/17/2022

Third Time’s a Charm for Virtual National Youth Science Camp 07/12/2022 Marshall University

Third Time’s a Charm for Virtual National Youth Science Camp 07/01/2022 NYSF

The National Youth Science Camp goes Virtual for 3rd Year 06/17/2022 NYSF

Call for presenters at the 2022 National Youth Science Camp 05/02/2022 NYSF

Call for Applications to the 2022 National Youth Science Camp 12/03/2021 NYSF


A centerpiece and highlight of the virtual NYSCamp is the evening keynote lecture series presented at 8PM EDT each weeknight. These world-class lectures are presented by prestigious and up and coming STEM professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for good. Immediately after each lecture, delegates interested in learning more will have the opportunity to join the lecturer for a 30-minute interactive Q&A session.  Multiple informal evening hangouts will be offered at 9:30 PM each weeknight. These will include opportunities for delegates to engage with others to reflect on the day, learn new skills, learn about one another, prepare for college or careers, discuss engaging topics and compelling questions, play icebreaker games, attend live virtual concerts, and interact with NYSCamp alumni.

Other programming at camp will allow delegates to delve deeper into STEM topics with experts and knowledgeable enthusiasts in multi day mini-courses (directed studies) or interactive 60-90 minute seminars, take virtual tours of facilities like the Green Bank Observatory and National Gallery of Art, learn new hobbies and skills, and engage with camp staph* in program areas that will range from practicing languages, yoga, or mindfulness, playing virtual games, discussing compelling topics, making art or music, or learning outdoor skills.

General camp programming will be offered at 8AM, 10AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM and 6PM and 11PM EDT on weekdays. Delegates will be able to sign up to attend as many sessions as their individual daily schedules allow. Keynote Lectures will be offered each weeknight at 8PM followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with the lecturer at 9PM. At 9:30 PM each weeknight, delegates will get to choose between multiple evening hangouts where they can interact with staph (intentional misspelling to highlight their infectious enthusiasm) and other delegates in fun, engaging, and meaningful ways.


This year’s delegation included an unprecedented one-time increase to fifty international delegates made possible by a generous contribution and cooperation from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The camp was also made possible through generous contributions from the State of West Virginia, Northrup Grumman, the Martha Gaines and Russell Wehrle Memorial Foundation, the Daywood Foundation, and NYSCamp alumni and friends. 

For Press Information about the 2021 NYSCamp click here.
For Press Information about the 2020 NYSCamp click here.