Announcement: The National Youth Science Foundation is pleased to announce that it will offer a new STEAM enrichment program in summer 2017 for students between 9 and 16 years of age. The 2017 Youth STEAM Institute at the NYSCenter will provide groups of 24 students an opportunity to enhance their experience, confidence, and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) through small-group projects guided by a mentor.

Program Overview: The Youth STEAM Institute projects will be selected to address hard-to-cover national science and mathematics standards for student learning and may include: coding, electronics, engineering principles, mathematics, drones, meteorology, robotics, environmental science, astronomy, and more. Opportunities for location-appropriate outdoor recreation including mountain biking and trail hiking will complement the STEAM program. Field trips to local attractions which may include Spruce Knob, the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls State Park, Seneca Rocks, and the Green Bank Observatory are possible.

Dates: At present, two sessions are planned.

  • Session 1: Sunday, July 16, through Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 23, through Saturday, July 29, 2017

For more information and to express your interest in attending through a pre-application, please see: Youth STEAM Institute.