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January 2015 Session A Wrap

February 25, 2015 2:30 pm Published by

And we’re back. The January Sessions of the NYSF2015 are done and all of our young people are home and hitting the books for their final year at high school. Both Session A and Session C were successful, with individual highlights that the students and those of us involved in delivering the program will remember… Read more

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January 2015 Session C Wrap

February 25, 2015 2:29 pm Published by

Session C kicked off two days later, and this Opening Ceremony was significant because of our announcement that Lockheed Martin Australia was coming on board as a major sponsor of the NYSF for 2015-2016-2017. The NYSF Science Patron, Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Ian Chubb again welcomed the students and encouraged them to continue their… Read more

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NYSF thanks to contributing organisations

February 25, 2015 2:26 pm 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. Access to these world leading organisations is one of the things that makes the NYSF unique and without the support from our lab and site visit providers – many… Read more

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“ I recommend the experience as Rotary Aunt …”

February 25, 2015 2:25 pm Published by

The NYSF District Chair of Rotary D9700, Sue Moffatt, participated in the 2015 Session A for the first time, taking on the role of Rotary Aunt. This important volunteer position provides backup to the volunteer Mum and Dad on each session, and works closely with the counterpart Rotary Uncle, the NYSF Director, and the senior… Read more

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GRDC’s new Seed to Store initiative a hit with science students

February 25, 2015 2:24 pm Published by

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) presented a new suite of science-based activities at the 2015 NYSF January Sessions. GRDC Capacity Building Program Manager Kathleen Allan says the new activities explored the biology and chemistry of cereal grains, engaging school students with the story of grain production from being sown as seed in the ground… Read more

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Engineers R Us

February 25, 2015 2:23 pm Published by

A popular lab visit for Session A NYSF 2015 students was to Lockheed Martin Australia’s NexGen Cyber Innovation & Technology Centre in Canberra. As a company that earns $US46 billion dollars annually, Lockheed Martin’s interests include aeronautics, information systems, mission systems and training, missiles & fire control, production, and space systems. On entering the secure… Read more

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Mulloon Institute hosts students from NYSF 2015

February 25, 2015 2:22 pm Published by

Students interested in environmental land science at NYSF 2015 Session C visited long-time NYSF collaborator, The Mulloon Institute’s agricultural educational farm. The Mulloon Institute is a not-for-profit independent charity that aims to make holistic landscape management a mainstream practice for sustainable and profitable agricultural businesses. The Institute cooperates in a number of areas with the… Read more

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NYSF students visit The Australian Academy of Science

February 25, 2015 2:21 pm Published by

The Australian Academy of Science once again supported the NYSF by hosting two interactive presentations during both sessions of the NYSF in January 2015. “Being able to visit the heritage-listed Shine Dome, and learn about the role of the Academy is a unique activity for the students,” says NYSF Director, Damien Pearce. “We appreciate the… Read more

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Searching for CERN

February 25, 2015 2:20 pm Published by

A visit to Questacon on the evening of day 9 NYSF 2015 offered students an insight into an area of international research which is both answering and creating questions in the field of physics. And for the first time, Session A students engaged with the science teachers attending the National Science Teachers’ Summer School during… Read more

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Fundraising tips from Rotary’s Harry Howard, District 9700

February 25, 2015 2:20 pm Published by

Cowra Rotary Club’s Harry Howard is an experienced fundraiser who has helped many NYSF alumni raise funds to attend international science programs such as the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). The LIYSF is a two-week residential event that attracts over 400 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21. It is held at Imperial… Read more

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