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From the Chief Executive Officer

August 25, 2015 1:00 pm Published by

It is truly a privilege to lead such a dynamic and contemporary organisation. As confirmation of places are sent to the 2016 NYSF cohort, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year. 2014-15 was a very full and rewarding year – our highlights include the success of our youth and teacher programs, particularly… Read more

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Thanks to our January 2015 lab visit providers

August 25, 2015 12:55 pm Published by

In June, NYSF hosted a Thank You morning tea for the providers of lab visits and site tours for the NYSF 2015 January Sessions.  It was also an opportunity to officially welcome Madeline Cooper, the NYSF’s Manager, STEM Education to her new role. “Madeline’s focus is to refresh the Education Program, starting with the January… Read more

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“Why I joined Rotaract” – Jake Weragoda, NYSF Alumnus, 2006

August 25, 2015 12:50 pm Published by

Like many, I found NYSF in 2006 to be a life changing experience. The opportunity opened my perspective to challenge the status quo, and in turn, I moved from Bendigo in regional Victoria to Sydney for university. Following NYSF, I was selected to travel to Africa with the NYSF for the South African National Youth… Read more

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NYSF celebrates Science Week at Science in ACTion

August 25, 2015 12:45 pm Published by

The National Youth Science Forum recently took part in Science in ACTion , part of the ACT’s National Science Week activities. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to chefs and musicians – get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science… Read more

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Visit to Lockheed Martin NCITE Centre an eye-opening experience

August 25, 2015 12:40 pm Published by

Jakub Marosz is a second year student at UNSW, studying mechanical engineering and commerce. He attended the NYSF in 2013, and in July visited the Lockheed Martin Australia NexGen Cyber Information and Technology (NCITE) Centre in Canberra with a group of NYSF students and alumni. Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s largest defense contractors;… Read more

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Tim Senden appointed Director ANU RSPE

August 25, 2015 12:35 pm Published by

Professor Tim Senden has been appointed Director of the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering. Tim was among the very first cohort of young people to attend the NYSF in its former guise as the National Science Summer School in 1984 and was on the NSS Council for several years. Tim is a graduate of the ANU, completing… Read more

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Lauren Booth, NYSF alumna 2013, on studying at ANU

August 25, 2015 12:30 pm Published by

No idea what to do after school? How do you harness your passion for science and turn it in to a career if you have absolutely no idea of what you want to do after school? Find out how NYSF alumna Lauren Booth, who is studying at the Australian National University,  has been given the… Read more

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Viral videos and e-books: Nova launched at Australian Academy of Science

August 25, 2015 12:25 pm Published by

The Australian Academy of Science’s beautiful new science engagement website, Nova, was officially launched during National Science Week. Nova also celebrated National Science Week by launching its first e-book, ‘The Greenhouse Effect’, which is available free now on iTunes. Nova was one of the first science education websites to be created when it was first… Read more

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The NYSF from a parent’s perspective

August 25, 2015 12:20 pm Published by

Daniel Lawson from Kingaroy in Queensland attended the NYSF in January 2015 and has recently returned from London as one of the 25 NYSF Alumni representing Australia at the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). Here is what his mum Nicki Rossi has to say about the positive effects that attending the NYSF and LIYSF… Read more

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Shivani Shah, NYSF Alumna, 2014 at UNSW Australia

August 25, 2015 12:15 pm Published by

Shivani Shah is an NYSF alumna (2014) from Sydney who is studying Advanced Science at UNSW Australia. “The degree’s scope is excellent, it allows you to tailor your degree to what your interests are, especially as they keep changing as you learn more. Going to uni is a lot different to high school; there is… Read more

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