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Media release: Associate Professor Graham Hardy and Professor Shari Forbes speak at the National Science Teachers’ Summer School

December 21, 2015 11:11 am Published by

We know that enthusiastic and committed teachers make a difference to Australian students studying science both in and beyond high school. Supporting teacher engagement is important to address the current high drop out rates from STEM subjects, particularly among female students. The federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda released this month injected $48 million… Read more

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From the CEO

December 14, 2015 3:16 pm Published by

Science and innovation seems to be everywhere in the news at the moment, with the delivery of the Commonwealth’s National Innovation and Science Agenda recently, which includes almost $50 million of funding for STEM education activities across the country. We at the NYSF welcome this spotlight on our organisation’s focus – for more than thirty years… Read more

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Speed date a scientist

December 14, 2015 3:12 pm Published by

Are you involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) field? Did you study a STEM degree and then use those skills to go on and work in a different field? Would you like to share your experiences with young people who are passionate about STEM? Each January, The National Youth Science Forum brings 400… Read more

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When is a Junket an unconference?

December 14, 2015 3:00 pm Published by

Often the greatest innovations are made when you’re surrounded by like-minded people. This is one of the key strategies of the National Youth Science Forum – to bring together young Australians who are passionate about STEM and help them to begin to build their professional networks. In November this year, media website Junkee aimed to capture… Read more

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The ANU’s Burgmann College says goodbye to Dr Phil

December 14, 2015 2:58 pm Published by

By Madeline Cooper The support the NYSF receives from Burgmann College at the ANU year after year is invaluable, and helps to ensure we provide the best possible experience for the 400 students who visit Canberra in January. The staff at Burgmann do all they can to make sure that the NYSF runs smoothly, and… Read more

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Ben Galea – one of many NYSF voices for the future

December 14, 2015 2:56 pm Published by

Ben Galea is an NYSF alumnus from Bundaberg in Queensland, now studying Development Studies and Science at The Australian National University. He attended the NYSF in 2013 and recently was selected to attend the Asia Pacific Voices of the Future 2015 program in Manila, The Philippines, held in conjunction with the November 2015 APEC conference…. Read more

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“Your NYSF friends are always there”

December 14, 2015 2:54 pm Published by

NYSF Alumna Bridgett Byrne (2013): “Moving from Wangaratta to Melbourne was a big step but I was ready and prepared for it because of experiences like the National Youth Science Forum. My stay at Burgmann College and my time at The Australian National University with NYSF made the enormity of living on campus and attending… Read more

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“It’s worthwhile taking the time to find what it is you like to do”

December 14, 2015 2:52 pm Published by

Alumna Rosie Sackett (2010) recalls her NYSF experience. “The opportunity to attend the National Youth Science Forum was invaluable. To be surrounded by people from all backgrounds interested in different types of science was an experience I’ll never forget. NYSF students, staff and academics not only opened my eyes to the endless possibilities involved in… Read more

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“Engineers … use technology to provide tangible benefits”

December 14, 2015 2:50 pm Published by

Alumna Holstein Wong attended the NYSF in 2008 and is a Graduate Processing Engineer for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and also a Rotaract volunteer. Holstein studied Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW and was awarded the University Medal and 1st Class Honours in Materials Science Engineering. She now works on a mine site for… Read more

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Calling NYSF/NSSS alumni

December 14, 2015 2:48 pm Published by

Did you attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) or the National Science Summer School? We are always keen to hear from our alumni and to learn what you have been up to. There are also opportunities for you to engage with each year’s cohort of students through a range of activities, starting with the… Read more

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