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April 26, 2016 3:00 pm Published by

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, launched Australia’s STEM Workforce report in March that provides an up-to-date detailed analysis of the status of Australia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) trained workforce. The report addresses demographics and the types of occupations and industries graduates and PhDs move in to and the income they may earn…. Read more

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World Science Festival Brisbane

April 26, 2016 2:57 pm Published by

Early in March, the World Science Festival took Brisbane by storm. A reported 120,000 visitors participated in the program over the week of activities that covered everything from Nobel laureates to turtles. The NYSF was there at the Street Science events on the weekend, alongside of the Young Scientists of Australia’s Brisbane Chapter. Much fun… Read more

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Keeping the NYSF in the family

April 26, 2016 2:51 pm Published by

When Ben Kenworthy received the offer to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2016 he was excited to be following in the footsteps of his older sisters Sarah and Jessie-Anne who attended the program in 2015 and 2011. “I’d heard so much about the program from my sisters. They encouraged me to apply as… Read more

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Canberra College students recall their 2016 National Youth Science Forum experience

April 26, 2016 2:48 pm Published by

Canberra College students Matilda Dowse, Morgan Kikkawa and Kaliopi Notaras were selected to attend the 2016 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held at The Australian National University. Over the course of two weeks, Matilda, Morgan and Kaliopi along with almost two hundred students attending Session C, participated in
a variety of STEM-related activities including lab visits,… Read more

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Know that STEM skills will serve you well

April 26, 2016 2:45 pm Published by

Australia’s Chief Scientist launched Australia’s STEM Workforce report in March 2016 that provides the first detailed analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce. The report confirms that the 2.3 million people with STEM qualifications at the time of the 2011 census (the most recent data available) were working right across the… Read more

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Next Step kicks off in Brisbane and Canberra

April 26, 2016 2:42 pm Published by

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Next Step programs kicked off in Brisbane and Canberra in April. “Our Next Step program aims to promote our partner organisations through laboratory and site visits in capital cities across Australia. They give the NYSF students a better understanding of the facilities available at the universities who partner with… Read more

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Get ready for Next Step Melbourne and Sydney 2016

April 26, 2016 2:37 pm Published by

Next Step dates for the Melbourne and Sydney program have been set. NYSF 2016 students will receive an email and Facebook notification when registrations are open. Melbourne: Friday 1 July – Tuesday 5 July. Sydney: Thursday 7 July – Friday 8 July.

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April 26, 2016 2:34 pm Published by

Good2Give is a workplace giving donations program developed by Charities Aid Foundations Australia enabling employees to donate pre-tax pay to any eligible Australian charity or not-for-profit organisation like the National Youth Science Forum. NYSF is a deductible gift recipient registered charity with Good2Give and has been receiving regular donations from a number of donors keen… Read more

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News from the Australian Academy of Science

April 26, 2016 2:31 pm Published by

Super Nova What do decomposing bodies, batteries, leeches and gravity have in common? The science behind all these things is explored and explained in the latest topics to feature on the Australian Academy of Science’s Nova: science for curious minds website. Thanks to the generous support of Telstra, Nova brings science to all Australians with… Read more

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