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From the Director

December 19, 2013 3:18 pm Published by

Welcome to the December 2013 issue of NYSF Outlook. This time of year provides the opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. One of the most influential people in both my personal and professional life, who I met in my teens, often reminds me during difficult and challenging times… Read more

2014 NYSF Chiefs of Staff

December 19, 2013 3:15 pm Published by

Congratulations to Stuart McKelvie, Caroline Leach and Tayla McKechnie, the three former NYSF students who will each be coordinating the three January Sessions of the NYSF in 2014 as the chiefs of staff. As volunteers they are directly responsible, with the mentoring of the Director and his team, for 150 domestic and international students, the… Read more

Summer fun for teachers of science

December 19, 2013 3:12 pm Published by

Congratulations to the teachers of science from across Australia who will be attending the National Science Teachers’ Summer School (NSTSS) in January 2014. Run in collaboration with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and with the support of the Australian National University (ANU), the NSTSS is now in its fifth year. Teachers spend a week… Read more

Passing the pen

December 19, 2013 3:10 pm Published by

Congratulations to Adam de Totth, who was voted in as Secretary of the Council of the National Science Summer School Inc (which operates the National Youth Science Forum) in November 2013.  He takes over from Ian Sayers, who stood down from the role in August 2013.  Ian had served as Secretary of the Council since… Read more

Oxford success for NYSF alumnus

December 19, 2013 3:08 pm Published by

Congratulations to James Kwiecinski, who attended the NYSF in 2009.  He has been awarded the Sir John Monash Scholarship to study Physics and Mathematics at Oxford University. James has recently completed his studies at Monash University in Melbourne, and is doing some volunteer teaching until it is time to take up his place in the… Read more

London calling

December 19, 2013 3:06 pm Published by

This time last year, George Kettle, from Mt St Patrick College in Murwillumbah was finishing up year 11 and getting ready to travel to Perth to take part in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in January 2013.  He had been selected as one of almost 500 young people from around Australia who attend the… Read more

Donate Now

December 19, 2013 3:05 pm Published by

Could the NYSF become your favourite donor recipient? The NYSF has deductible gift recipient status for tax purposes, so we’re set up if you want to donate and help us to ensure that the program continues to offer the kinds of experiences and opportunities that previous students have had. You can make a donation at… Read more

Adelaide alumni jump up for the NYSF

December 19, 2013 3:00 pm Published by

NYSF alumni based in and around Adelaide have been getting together at the beach just after Christmas for the past four years, and this year will be no different.  Gemma Gransbury (NYSF 2010) says that each year, incoming NYSF participants join the gathering. “It’s a really fun day, playing volleyball, swimming and even building sandcastles. … Read more

The Curious Country

December 19, 2013 2:58 pm Published by

Earlier this year, The Office of the Chief Scientist asked Australians what they would like to know more about; what scientific issues concern them and what discoveries inspire them. The results shaped a collection of essays about the scientific issues affecting Australians today. The Curious Country is available as a free download for your e-book… Read more