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Survey of 2013 NYSF Students

February 28, 2014 11:50 am Published by

Students who attended the NYSF in 2013 will soon receive a survey request asking for feedback on the program twelve months down the track.  When you receive the email, please complete the survey to let us know what you are up to.

2014 NYSF Next Step dates

February 28, 2014 11:50 am Published by

  (Updated) Dates for the NYSF 2014 Next Step programs are as follows:   Melbourne – 6-8 March 2014 Brisbane – 9-11 April 2014 Canberra – 15-17 April 2014 Hobart – 23-24 April 2014 Sydney – 2-4 July 2014 Perth – 16-18 July 2014   Next Step programs aim to promote our Partner organisations through… Read more

CeBIT Australia group shot

International Program

February 28, 2014 11:48 am Published by

Applications for the 2014 International Program closed today, and already we can tell that we will be sending another high calibre group of Australian students to participate in the programs hosted by our overseas counterparts. Successful selection for the program will be advised by telephone or email around the middle of March.  Any inquiries please… Read more

2015 NYSF Applications open 1 April 2014

February 28, 2014 11:45 am Published by

Applications for January 2015 Session will open on 1 April 2014 and close on 31 May 2014. If you know someone who might benefit from submitting an application, let them know these dates and visit for instructions on how to apply.

CSL Scholarship supports Indigenous Student

February 28, 2014 11:42 am Published by

The NYSF is committed to exploring ways to support the ongoing engagement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) of young Indigenous Australians. Kiah Henderson, from Geraldton in Western Australia attended the NYSF Indigenous Program in Perth in October 2013, and was identified as a student who would benefit from coming to the national program…. Read more

Returning to Partners’ Day

February 28, 2014 11:40 am Published by

Dr Adele Holloway attended the NYSF in 1998. She attained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Tasmania, and has followed a career in research ever since, working at the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research in South Australia and the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. Her research has mainly… Read more

NYSF Partners’ Day 2014

February 28, 2014 11:38 am Published by

Three Partners’ Day mini-conferences were held during the January Sessions, offering a valuable opportunity for NYSF Partners and Supporters to present information to each of the Sessions’ students. These days have very full programs with speakers presenting about their careers, organisations and fields of enterprise.  Further opportunity was provided for students to talk with the… Read more

Highlights of the NYSF 2014 January Sessions

February 28, 2014 11:37 am Published by

The Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Ian Chubb AC, spoke to students at the Opening Ceremony of Session C, about his own career, illustrating that a fulfilling and stellar career can come from the humble beginnings of playing soccer with your dog in the back yard; and that hard work will pay off.  He also… Read more

A sample of NYSF 2014 lab visits, site visits and debates

February 28, 2014 11:35 am Published by

At Geoscience Australia the students engaged in mini-research projects run by practising geoscientists (some of whom are former NYSF students).  They tackled a problem involving the discovery of underground potable water, which included different research methodologies. At the conclusion of the lab visit the students shared their findings with their peers and scientists. The exercise… Read more

From the Director

February 28, 2014 11:35 am Published by

The three January sessions of the 2014 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) are behind us, with 440 Australian and International students back at home, full of new knowledge, experiences, ideas and friendships for future study and career options within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The highlights of this year’s January Sessions are covered within this… Read more