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From the Chair

April 28, 2014 12:00 pm Published by

Autumn has arrived in Canberra, reminding us how much of the year is gone already. The leaves are changing colour and we are turning our attention to next year’s Sessions. Applications for 2015 opened on 1 April and students have been making enquiries. This emphasises the important role that the Rotary partnership plays and how… Read more

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Lab visits and other contributors vital to NYSF

April 28, 2014 11:50 am Published by

The NYSF is fortunate to be supported by a large number of organisations that host visits to their facilities and research teams during the January Sessions and the Next Step programs. “Access to these world leading organisations is one of the things that makes the NYSF unique,” says NYSF Director, Damien Pearce.  “Whether it is… Read more

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STEM Explorer Youth Advisor

Melbourne Next Step

April 28, 2014 11:40 am Published by

The NYSF Next Step programs for 2014 kicked off in Melbourne in March, with visits to NYSF Partners CSL Ltd, GSK and The University of Melbourne. “The purpose of the Next Step visits is to provide exposure for students who might be interested in studying at specific universities that provide us with funding, or in… Read more

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Applications for NYSF 2015 now open

April 28, 2014 11:35 am Published by

In case you missed it, applications opened for the 2015 National Youth Science Forum on 1 April.  Information about how to apply is at Applicants must be in year 11 now, to be eligible to attend in the January before they start year 12. Please use your networks to make as many year 11… Read more

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What happened next? NYSF Alumnus Matt Wenham

April 28, 2014 11:30 am Published by

Matt Wenham has packed a lot into the years since he attended the National Youth Science Forum in 1998. Selected for a place in the NYSF International Program at the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, three days after his final year 12 exams he found himself at the Nobel Prize ceremony. He returned as an… Read more

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FEAST or famine? Uni of Qld FEAST Program set for June

April 28, 2014 11:20 am Published by

A group of 100 senior school students will explore global issues such as food security, fuel production and animal welfare at The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Gatton campus at the end of June. The five-day Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology residential program (FEAST) highlights career paths and opportunities available within agriculture, science and… Read more

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ANSTO Graduate Program seeks new intake of applicants

April 28, 2014 11:15 am Published by

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Graduate Program is run every two years. The next intake of graduates will be in February 2015 (recruitment campaign began in March 2014). – See more at the ANSTO website.   Dr Helen Maynard-Casely attended the Session A Partners’ Day on behalf of ANSTO.  She is an Instrument… Read more

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From the NYSF Partners

April 28, 2014 11:10 am Published by

Run the River Students who attended Sessions A and C in January 2014 and visited the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s stand at our Partners’ Day Expo, played an interactive game designed to show the challenges associated with “running the river” to meet the demands of an evolving population. The game is based on over 100 years… Read more

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