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From the Chair

November 6, 2013 3:30 pm Published by

I am very pleased (and not just a little bit proud) to have been recently elected Chair of the Council for the National Science Summer School – the body that runs the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). I first became involved in the NYSF back in the distant mists of the last century, in the… Read more

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NYSF in the news

November 6, 2013 2:53 pm Published by

NYSF Alumnus James Moody is featured in the latest issue of the ANU College of Business and Economics magazine, Margin. Below are links to stories about NYSF students in local media outlets. We want to know more — please send any links to stories about NYSF students to

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Science careers in the news

November 6, 2013 2:50 pm Published by

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Events diary

November 6, 2013 2:45 pm Published by

NYSF Next Step program dates have been set. Please note, they are provisional only and subject to change. Melbourne — 5 – 7 March 2014 Brisbane — 9-11 April 2014 Canberra — 16-18 April 2014 Hobart — 24-25 April 2014 Sydney — 2-4 July 2014 Newcastle — 1 July 2014 Adelaide —  9-11 July 2014 Perth — 16-18 July 2014   NSYF… Read more

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To sleep is to dream

November 6, 2013 12:58 pm Published by

When University of Queensland academic and researcher Philip Terrill attended the NYSF in 2000, it’s likely that sleep (or not enough of it) wasn’t an over-riding concern for him. These days, however, he is very concerned with it. In fact, he approaches sleep from a scientific perspective. Phil is now a biomedical engineer interested in… Read more

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“… by the end of NYSF I was completely hooked on science”

November 6, 2013 12:55 pm Published by

Seven years ago I was lucky enough to go to NYSF, Session B, 2006. What followed was a two week blur of science, chanting, laughter, confidence building, friendship and that inevitable final day when you realise you have to go back home. I was in Rutherford, being a chemistry enthusiast at the time, and wore… Read more

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The view from the road — Geoff Burchfield

November 6, 2013 12:28 pm Published by

If it’s Monday this must be Townsville. That’s what it sometimes feels like when you’re on the NYSF Orientations circuit. Actually it was Mackay and this was the Queensland leg of the 2013 tour. As people arrived for the 6 o’clock event at Mackay’s Ocean International Hotel I was struck again by how far many… Read more

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IYSF encourages Indigenous students in WA

November 6, 2013 12:25 pm Published by

The third Indigenous Youth Science Forum was held in Perth in October, supported by Rio Tinto, IBM and the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). Aiming to engage indigenous students in years 10 and 11 to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering and maths, the IYSF brings together young people from regional and remote… Read more

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Receptions across the country for NYSF 2014 students

November 6, 2013 12:22 pm Published by

Each year, NYSF students and Rotary representatives are privileged to be invited to attend functions hosted by State Governors and the Administrator in the Northern Territory at Government House in most states. The functions aim to celebrate the students’ selection to attend the NYSF and are seen as acknowledgement of their hard work and high… Read more

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NYSF student receives Peter Doherty Award

November 6, 2013 12:20 pm Published by

Congratulations to Queensland NYSF student from 2013, Myky Tran who received a Peter Doherty Award in August.  The Awards conferred by the Nobel Laureate recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools, volunteers, mentors and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in Queensland.   Myky is pictured here with John-Paul… Read more

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