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June 16, 2014 10:55 am Published by

Welcome to the June 2014 issue of NYSF Outlook. It has certainly been a busy time for the NYSF. Firstly, I am pleased to advise that Australia’s new Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd) has accepted an invitation to become the Patron of the NYSF. Sir Peter’s acceptance follows on from that of Dame Quentin… Read more

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The Next Step was Brisbane

June 16, 2014 10:52 am Published by

More than 70 students from the 2014 January Sessions of the National Youth Science Forum took part in the Brisbane Next Step program, which was held in April. A full day was spent at our partner university, The University of Queensland, where students learned about life on campus at UQ. They visited the Queensland Brain… Read more

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Internationally speaking

June 16, 2014 10:50 am Published by

Congratulations to the NYSF 2014 students who were selected to take part in the NYSF International Program, attending science extension activities in Canada, South Africa, London, Heidelberg, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Geoff Burchfield wrote in our last newsletter about the difficulty in selecting the students who will attend these programs – the standard of applications is… Read more

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Flying high

June 16, 2014 10:48 am Published by

Jo Hume attended the NYSF in 1997. After completing Year 12 she joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1998 and studied a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). In 2011 she completed a Masters in Engineering Science through University of New South Wales (UNSW) ADFA Campus. Jo has completed over fifteen years… Read more

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Disease fighter goes to the people

June 16, 2014 10:45 am Published by

Dr Danielle Stanisic attended the NYSF in 1993, and went on to study at the University of Queensland.  Today, she works as a medical researcher at Griffith University, trying to outfox malaria. “You have got to admire the malaria parasite, says Dr Danielle Stanisic. “It’s just so clever.” Danielle has dedicated herself to researching a… Read more

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Importance of science communication

June 16, 2014 10:42 am Published by

NYSF was represented at a networking event hosted by Inspiring Australia in Sydney last month.  Alumni and student staff leaders, Steven Falconieri and Rhys Kilian were among about 100 people from across New South Wales who attended the event, which was part of a series of talks given by science communicator, Malcolm Love. Malcolm spoke… Read more

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Water Corporation releases desalination education unit

June 16, 2014 10:40 am Published by

The Water Corporation education team’s newest Australian Curriculum lesson has been developed for year 11 and 12 science students who want to learn about desalination. This lesson uses Integrated Science: Unit 3 – Water and Earth and Environmental Science: Unit 3 – Managing Earth Resources to help students understand what desalination is, the different types,… Read more

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Interested in Physics at University?

June 16, 2014 10:35 am Published by

High school students can get a free taste of university Physics, via University of New South Wales’ first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) which starts in August. Using videos and animations, this fun & dynamic 8 week course will give students a solid grounding in the fundamentals of physics, from particles to planets –… Read more

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University of Queensland Open Days this August

June 16, 2014 10:32 am Published by

Discover your study options at The University of Queensland at the UQ Open Days in August. You can visit the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) precinct to find out more about the engineering, science, IT, environment and agriculture programs available at UQ. Download the program or create your own itinerary of information sessions, tours… Read more

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