$50 for 50 Campaign

NYSC $50 for 50The National Youth Science Camp that you know and love needs you now. Donations are down and facilities need repair. Your camp needs you or it will not continue to be around for others.

Please Pay It Forward! 

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Official $50 for 50 Campaign page.

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Orbital Successfully Launches Minotaur Rocket

(Dulles, VA 19 November 2013) — Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced that it successfully launched a Minotaur I rocket in support of the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission earlier this evening. Originating from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia, this mission marks the 25th launch for the Minotaur rocket, all of which have been successful, and the sixth Minotaur vehicle to be launched from the Wallops facility.

Read more of this press release.

Click for Mission Updates.

To find out more or to track TJ3Sat in orbit, visit: http://www.tjhsst.edu/students/activities/tj3sat/index.html

NYSC Alumnus David Thompson (SC 1972) is a co-founder of Orbital Sciences Corporation and a former trustee of the National Youth Science Foundation. Mr. Thompson currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Dr. Al Bartlett Dies

Dr. Al BartlettFrequent National Youth Science Camp lecturer, Dr. Al Bartlett, has died. He was 90 years old.

Al Bartlett was a retired Professor of Physics. He joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in Boulder in September 1950. His B.A. degree in physics is from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in physics are from Harvard University. In 1978 he was national president of the American Association of Physics Teachers. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1969 and 1970 he was the elected Chair of the four-campus Faculty Council of the University of Colorado.

In the late 1950s Al was an initiator of the citizens’ effort to preserve open space in Boulder, and this ultimately led to the establishment of The City of Boulder’s Open Space Program, which has purchased over 41,000 acres of land to be preserved as public open space. He was a founding member of PLAN-Boulder County, an environmental group for the City and County. Since the late 1960s he concentrated on public education on the problems relating to and originating from population growth. More recently he has written on sustainability, examining the widespread misuse of the term, and examining the conditions that are necessary and sufficient for sustainability in any society.

NYSC Lecture: July 15, 2001

Press Release from the University of Colorado

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Orbital Successfully Launches NASA’ LADEE

Dulles, VA 7 September 2013Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced today that its Minotaur V rocket successfully launched NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) satellite. Originating from Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia late yesterday, the LADEE mission marked the first launch of Orbital’s Minotaur V rocket and the fifth Minotaur vehicle to be launched from the Wallops facility.

Read the complete press release.

Read about the November 19, 2013 launch of Minotaur 1.

Click for mission updates.

NYSC Alumnus David Thompson (SC 1972) is a co-founder of Orbital Sciences Corporation and a former trustee of the National Youth Science Foundation. Mr. Thompson currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Alumni Association – Elections and More

Deadline for Nominations is August 23, 2013

It’s hard to believe that the 50th Anniversary Reunion has already come and gone. It was a fantastic experience, and we had an outstanding level of participation. Several attendees expressed a renewed interest in assisting the NYSC Alumni Association in its mission. We are now announcing an opportunity to do just that, by serving as an NYSCAA officer. We invite you to submit nominations (for yourself or others) for NYSCAA officer positions using the Officer Nomination Form.

The following positions are open for 2013 – 2014:

  • President-Elect (3 year term; one year as President-Elect, one year as President, one year as Past-President)
  • Treasurer (1 year term)
  • Secretary (1 year term)
  • Member of the Board of Advisors (2 spots available; 3 year term)

You can find out what each position entails by reading the Executive Officer Duties. Most positions are self explanatory, and the time requirements are modest, although not minimal.

The process is simple: nominate, write a short candidate bio (find examples at nyscaa.org, go to News and choose any of the elections from the list), vote. There are no speeches to give, no PACS with smear ads, and no campaign finance reporting. Just remember that only dues paying members can serve as officers, so get those dues payments in with your nomination if you haven’t already paid.

Some of the projects that you can work on as an officer include reunion planning, the relationship between the NYSF and NYSC, alumni outreach, social networking, and any other issues YOU want to bring before the board. This is your chance to make the NYSCAA what you want it to be.

We encourage anyone who might be interested to contact current NYSCAA officers with any questions. Send an E-mail to officers@nyscaa.org and someone will get in touch with you. Once nominations close, the ballot will be prepared and voting will commence.

Thanks, and we hope to hear from many eager candidates!

Read more from the recent E-mail.

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Map of NYSC Alumni

CHARLESTON, WV – Alumni (delegates and staph) of the National Youth Science Camp can be found across the United States and around the World. Explore using the interactive map below.

Notes:

  • The interactive map above is a visual representation of the alumni (delegates and staph) of the National Youth Science Camp.
  • If your information is incorrect, please visit the NYSC Alumni Directory and provide an update.
  • Multiple alumni in the same Zip code may not be visible. Use the filters at Google Fusion Tables to explore.
  • If you wish to have your listing removed, please request by E-mail to alumni@nysf.com.
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Centennial NYSC

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