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November 11, 2015 4:30 pm Published by

Not long to go now until Session A of the National Youth Science Forum 2016 program kicks off, and you can be assured, both sessions are going to be outstanding experiences for the young people involved. During the year, we have worked hard on refreshing and reshaping the program, resulting in an extra lab and/or… Read more

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2015 Governors’ Receptions

November 11, 2015 4:28 pm Published by

Our very sincere thanks to each of the state Governors who generously hosted NYSF 2016 students at receptions in September and October. Participating in these events allows the students from each of the states and territories to meet up with each other, and begin their networking experience through the NYSF. It also offers recognition of… Read more

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NSW Ministers’ Award for Excellence in Student Achievements

November 11, 2015 4:25 pm Published by

The New South Wales Minister for Education Awards for Student Achievement were announced in September with five NYSF Alumni receiving an award. The New South Wales Ministers’ Awards in Student Achievement is a prestigious award presented to students who have demonstrated a high achievement in academic excellence, sporting successes, arts, leadership and commitment to the… Read more

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Queensland Department of Education Peter Doherty Awards

November 11, 2015 4:23 pm Published by

Congratulations go to NYSF 2015 alumni who have won Peter Doherty Awards for Outstanding Senior Science Students and Outstanding Senior Mathematics and Technology Students. Winners were announced during National Science Week in August and include: Outstanding Senior Science Student Awards Jocelyn Glencross – Sandgate District State High School – Rotary District 9600 Daniel Lawson –… Read more

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ACT Government STEM 4 Business internship program

November 11, 2015 4:18 pm Published by

As in all businesses, the National Youth Science Forum requires staff with the kinds of skills, knowledge and understanding that study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) offer. An ACT Government initiative – STEM 4 Business Internship program – has made it possible for the NYSF to access some extra skills to support our… Read more

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“NYSF was a turning point for me” – NYSF Alumnus Chris Hatherly

November 11, 2015 4:15 pm Published by

Chris Hatherly is the Director of Science Policy and Projects at the Australian Academy of Science. His journey into science began in 1996 at the National Youth Science Forum. “Full immersion into the National Youth Science Forum began in January 1996. Student accommodation with several hundred like-minded friends by night, and lab-tours, lectures and mind-expanding… Read more

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Australian Museum Eureka Prize for NYSF Chair Professor Tanya Monro

November 11, 2015 4:12 pm Published by

Congratulations to NYSF Chair Professor Tanya Monro who was part of a national team awarded the 2015 University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research in September. Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are presented annually and reward excellence in the fields of research and innovation, leadership, science communication and journalism and… Read more

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NYSF Alumna Kelli Francis-Staite is Oxford Bound

November 11, 2015 4:10 pm Published by

Kelli Francis-Staite 2009 NYSF Alumna and Adelaide University student has recently been announced as the 2015 South Australian Rhodes Scholar. For three years she will work alongside some of the world’s best academic minds as she completes her doctorate in her field of differential geometry, nutting out solutions to Einstein’s field equations to expand knowledge… Read more

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Braving the cold in the Antarctic – NYSF Alumna Sandra Kerbler

November 11, 2015 4:00 pm Published by

NYSF Alumna Sandra Kerbler is one of 78 women worldwide to be selected to participate in Homeward Bound, a leadership and strategic program for women in science, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. Homeward Bound is an Australian initiative developed by leadership expert Fabian Dattner and Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems… Read more

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Unravelling microscopic evidence of supercontinents … in three minutes

November 11, 2015 3:58 pm Published by

NYSF 2008 Alumna and student staff leader Catherine Wheller was one of eight grand finalists to compete in The University of Melbourne’s Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) in September this year. The Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis is an annual research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland celebrating the exciting research conducted by PhD students…. Read more

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