University of Charleston School of Pharmacy continues partnership with National Youth Science Camp

6/13/2017

(Charleston, WV) – The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) will host over 100 students from around the world at the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) on Wednesday and Thursday, June 14 and 15, 2017. The campers will participate in an innovation event at The Russel and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center on Wednesday evening as well as a series of hands-on pharmaceutical activities on Thursday at the School of Pharmacy. This is the second year UCSOP has partnered with the NYSC. 

National Youth Science Camp Director, John Giroir stated, "We are excited to again partner with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy to provide an amazing welcome and learning experience for the delegates to the National Youth Science Camp.” 

The National Youth Science Camp is an innovative and successful summer science education program. Two high-achieving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enthusiast high school students from each state in the nation participate in this program. The camp offers academically challenging lectures and activities.

Some of those lectures and activities will be hosted here at UCSOP where students will come to learn about a career in pharmacy. Attendees will section into three groups to participate in forty-minute activities led by UCSOP faculty.  Activities include a compounding lab, simulation/IV lab, and an informational brief on the history of pharmacy. 

The event will conclude with the Martha Wehrle opening lecture in the University of Charleston’s Geary Auditorium on Thursday at 12:00PM. This year’s high-profile keynote speakers include Jon Boggs, Dan Carder, and Greg Thompson. Boggs is a partner of Bailey Glasser LLP while Dan Carder and Greg Thompson are with West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions (WVU – CAFEE). They will be providing an in-depth perspective on the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Fraud Case, while narrowing in on science, environmental policy, ethics, and legal discoveries. The lecture is open to the public.

“We are excited to once again partner with National Youth Science Camp and showcase both innovation and pharmacy at the University of Charleston. This is one of our many summer outreach activities to engage students throughout the country in hands-on pharmacy activities,” said Dr. Susan Gardner, UCSOP Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs.

The NYSC is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 corporation.

The School of Pharmacy’s participation with the National Youth Science Camp is one of several community outreach and STEM-based activities that it is involved with this summer. For more news and information pertaining to UCSOP community outreach and events, please follow us on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCSOP/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UCWV