Category Archives: Program Updates

YSDE Comes To a Close

Congratulations to participants in the 2014 Youth Science Discovery Experience!  This morning’s colloquium was a success, with a good audience of friends and family, and scientists observing remotely via video conference from across the state. Thanks to the WV Department … Continue reading

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Crunch Time and Some Fun

With research presentations tomorrow morning, YSDE teams worked hard throughout the day to prepare and rehearse, only breaking for meals and seminars.  After dinner they visited the White Room Gallery in Thomas before a surprise concert with Erika May at the Purple … Continue reading

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YSDE Resumes in Canaan Valley

YSDE students and teachers reconvened today, this time at Canaan Valley Institute.  After some discussion on presentation tips, the group broke into research teams to start wrapping up their work and begin preparing presentations and research posters.

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Presentation session this weekend!

Participants should plan to arrive between 12:30 and 1:15 pm this Saturday at Canaan Valley Institute for this weekend’s concluding YSDE session.  The address is 494 Riverstone Road, Davis, WV.  Directions are at http://www.canaanvi.org/CVI/directions.html, and Google Maps can point you there … Continue reading

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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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Day #4: Graveyard Exploration

Today we explored the Harborville Cemetery. We used the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to survey the land. When we went over the graves, the monitor showed parabola showing how deep they were in the ground. We also found an abundance … 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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