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National Youth Science Forum announces new funding partner

January 21, 2015 2:14 pm Published by

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held a launch event today at Parliament House officially announcing Lockheed Martin Australia as their major sponsor for the next three years. “This investment by Lockheed Martin is significant and reflects an understanding of the important role of outreach and extension programs in encouraging young Australians to continue their… Read more

Three for the price of one

January 16, 2015 10:02 pm Published by

Thursday morning of Week 2 for Session A saw the day kick off with a three speaker multi-disciplinary panel, designed to again explore the career and study possibilities available to students who pursue science study and careers, and the different ways they can apply their learnings.  . Ben Sanders from Wildlife Victoria talked about his… Read more

A grainy day

January 13, 2015 7:23 pm Published by

Understanding how different strains of grains contribute to the quality and durability of wheat was the focus of one of the hands-on sessions during the Session A program on day 9. Facilitated through the NYSF’s partnership with the Grains Research & Development Corporation, students conducted a series of experiments that looked at cell structure of… Read more

The future looks bright at Shine Dome

January 12, 2015 1:29 pm Published by

It’s the weekend and the middle Saturday morning of Session A NYSF 2015 began with a group photo outside of the Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome – as many many NYSF students have done before. Inside Dr TJ Higgins representing the Australian Academy of Science talked to the students about the Academy, its history, the unique Shine… Read more

The half way mark – Session A NYSF 2015

January 9, 2015 7:22 pm Published by

It’s Friday already – half way point of Session A NYSF 2015. Thursday was another full day, with lab visits beginning in earnest.  Thanks to all of our partners and providers – your generosity in sharing knowledge, expertise and resources makes a real difference to the experience that the NYSF students have in visiting labs… Read more

Opening Ceremony kicks off Session A NYSF 2015

January 7, 2015 10:50 pm Published by

Session A of the NYSF 2015 program was officially opened today in a Ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra. Professor Ian Young, AO, Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University; Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Senator for the ACT; Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at the University of South Australia and the Chair… Read more

Rotary support a key role in NYSF

January 6, 2015 10:38 pm Published by

January is Rotary Awareness Month, and at the NYSF we could not be more aware of Rotary and the support it provides for our program. Every student who attends the NYSF has a relationship with Rotary, due to the role it plays in running the selections of participants from across Australia each year. Rotary also… Read more

Session A 2015 begins!

January 5, 2015 8:16 pm Published by

200 year 12 students have arrived in Canberra to participate in Session A of the National Youth Science Forum 2015. First there were a few, mainly local area students, who took the time to have a chat and get to know each other.  Then, the buses arrived and students began to pour forth onto the grass… Read more