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NZ science program a positive experience

April 29, 2015 1:14 pm Published by

Emily Mason from Port Macquarie in New South Wales was one of six Australian NYSF students selected to attend the National Science and Technology Forum that runs in Auckland, New Zealand in January. Her participation was partly supported by IBM’s Diversity and Inclusion program. Emily says that she really enjoyed how the NZ forum explored… Read more

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Still the clever country?

April 29, 2015 1:12 pm Published by

Professionals Australia launched the Still the Clever Country? campaign at the Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome with Professor Ian Chubb delivering the keynote address. The campaign presents two significant reports and a series of fact sheets on the issues that face the future of science in Australia. Still the Clever Country is the result… Read more

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NSW alumni engaged in science outreach

April 29, 2015 1:11 pm Published by

In March, Erin Prince and Shivani Shah, NYSF alumni in Sydney, participated in a workshop hosted by Inspiring Australia’s NSW office.  The workshop aimed to inform NSW-based stakeholders in science outreach about the support available through Inspiring Australia for activities that could be held as part of National Science Week (15-23 August). Erin says that the… Read more

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University of Queensland News

April 29, 2015 1:10 pm Published by

SPARQ-ed Senior Secondary Student Workshops at The University of Queensland Experience authentic cell and molecular biology techniques at the TRI, Brisbane’s newest medical research institute. Topics include DNA Restriction and Electrophoresis, PCR, Mini-Preps, Making Mitosis Movies and Immunofluorescence. Contact Peter Darben Phone (07) 34436920 Email Web You’re invited to UQ’s Pharmacy Experience Day… Read more

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ANU is on the road, come and talk to us about studying science

April 29, 2015 1:09 pm Published by

If you’re interested in studying science at university The Australian National University (ANU) will be at the following major career expos during May. We will have students and staff available to talk to you about our programs and uni life at ANU. For more information visit 4 May Young Careers Expo Young Town Hall, Young… Read more

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NYSF Student Staff Leaders for 2016

April 28, 2015 1:28 pm Published by

The NYSF is delighted to announce that the Student Staff Leaders (Chiefs of Staff) for 2016 are Brett Slarks from Mt Gambier in South Australia, who will lead Session A, and Meg Trinder-McCartney from Princess Hill in Victoria will lead Session C. When Meg heard of her appointment she said, “Being given the opportunity to… Read more

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NYSF students visit 2015 Graeme Clark Oration

April 28, 2015 1:22 pm Published by

National Youth Science Forum alumni Kellie Wilson, Hayley Houston and Caitlin Minney attended the 2015 Graeme Clark Oration held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 10 March 2015. For Kellie, “It was an absolute pleasure to attend as a representative of the National Youth Science Forum and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School in Warragul. The… Read more

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New resources for school science education

April 25, 2015 3:43 pm Published by

The Australian Academy of Science’s two school education programs, Science by Doing and Primary Connections, have launched new interactive resources aimed at supporting teachers to lead inquiry-based science education in the classroom. Three new Primary Connections units cover science material suitable from foundation to Year 4 and include a free downloadable PDF, assessment rubrics and… Read more

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