After four months of waiting, the National Youth Science Foundation has acquired a research and education center in Tucker County.
The National Youth Science Foundation, or NYSF, acquired the $20 million dollar Canaan Valley Institute facilities in Tucker County Tuesday. This comes after an agreement originally made in 2006 between the two organizations. The NYSF received federal approval for the site in March of this year.
NYSF plans to recommission the campus as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, Education Center, which will be capable of providing innovative STEM programs for hundreds of students each year.
NYSF is asking for state and federal officials to help provide funds to enhance the various programming.