Category Archives: 2014 Program Updates

Presentation Dates Set For April 26-28

The 2014 YSDE will have a final meeting April 26-28 to wrap up work and present research.  This meeting will take place at Canaan Valley Institute Research and Education Center near Davis, WV.  A colloquium will be held Monday morning, … Continue reading

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Pringles Challenge – Results are in!

  During their last evening in Green Bank, YSDE students worked in teams of 3 or 4 to devise a package that would (hopefully) carry a Pringle chip through USPS first class mail to the camp director’s home without the chip … Continue reading

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Heading home for now…

After five days of hard work and play, this spring YSDE crew heads home today.  They spent the morning analyzing and interpreting their data, making plans for work yet to be done, and looking forward to coming together again in … Continue reading

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Last full day March session

With tomorrow’s departure approaching, most teams spent the morning gathering their last data for the week.  The astronomy groups forged ahead with data analysis, Team Lyell made up for lost time after technical difficulties with the ground penetrating radar, Team … Continue reading

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Fieldwork, Experiments, and Failure

Research teams were in the thick of their projects today as we passed the half-way point.  Some went into the field off site for geology.  Others carried out lab experiments and processed their data. The afternoon offered seminars on making … Continue reading

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YSDE Day 2 – Research, Seminars, and Energy

YSDE research teams spent the morning of their first full day tackling their research projects.  The afternoon offered NRAO site tours and seminars in mineral identification, watersheds, rocket building (photo at right), and homemade health and beauty products.  Click here … Continue reading

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Team Reber – Day 2

Today, the teams received their research projects. The project assigned to team efficiency was to commission the 20 meter telescope, which was recently refurbished. Commissioning is the process of doing extensive testing to prove the functionality of the scope. Team … Continue reading

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2014 YSDE Off To a Great Start

Students from around West Virginia convened at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for five days of original research with scientists from NRAO, Concord University, and The Mountain Institute.  In addition to beginning their research projects, they attended a talk on nanotechnology by Dr. … Continue reading

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