YSDE participants and staff, please check your email shortly for a brief survey to help with rescheduling some of the time lost to last week’s cancellation. Two accommodations will be made:
1. A pre-camp online meeting for each group between now and the March visit will lay groundwork so you can hit the ground running when we get together in Green Bank in a few weeks. (Details coming soon.)
2. Based on participant feedback about potential dates to reschedule, a short session will be added later at which projects will be wrapped up and presented. Due to NRAO’s full spring schedule, this session will be at an alternate location to be announced.
The February session of the 2014 is cancelled. While travel may seem safe in some areas, we have to consider weather and roads from all over the state, and many areas are still experiencing potentially dangerous conditions.
The March session will meet as scheduled. We are considering options to make up for some of the lost time. Details will be announced here and via email.
Stay safe and warm.
In light of the coming storm, this week’s YSDE session will start Friday rather than Thursday. Check-in will still be noon to 1:30pm on Friday. With a clear forecast for Thursday night and Friday morning, this should allow the storm to pass and roads to be cleared for better travels. Please drive carefully and stay safe. The delay won’t change our departure time. Please plan on departing at noon on Monday, 2/17.
Applications are open for the Spring 2014 Youth Science Discovery Experience. Follow the links below to find out more and apply to YSDE:
YSDE Program Info – Spring 2014
Common Application Instructions
Quick link to online portion of Application
The Youth Science Discovery Experience will host a two-session program at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Teams of 6 WV students and a teacher will work with scientists on original research projects in various fields. Visiting scientists will present a wide range of other science and careers, and informal seminars and outdoor activities will complement the academic pursuits. Spring 2014 dates will be:
- February 13-17
- March 8-12
Application information will be posted here soon. Check back for details!
Today was the last day of research before heading home. Teachers and scientists helped each group set goals for the rest of the projects. Students, teachers, and scientists are excited about their research and look forward to continuing the projects and presenting conclusions next month.
After four days here at CVI working on our project, the session is ending and we are all about to leave until April 24. Continue reading