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Volunteering: Make it a part of your STEM journey

November 15, 2022 4:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every year, over 6 million Australians (including many NYSF alumni) participate in voluntary work, with their efforts contributing nearly $300 billion to the economy. Volunteering can expand our leadership, passion, and creativity within the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Maths (STEM). It improves our connection to people, and our local environment and improves our… Read more

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Meet the Staffies: Sophie

October 24, 2022 2:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re thrilled to start introducing you to some of the 2023 NYSF Year 12 Program Staffies! The student staff leaders are selected for the role through an application process and represent the youth stewardship of the NYSF as a meaningful development opportunity, by youth for youth.  Staffie Sophie What’s your advice to students who are… Read more

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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain

August 15, 2022 4:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“I think, therefore I am,” is the famous maxim from René Descartes. But how do we think? Why do we think? How do our brains process information and form thoughts, emotions, and philosophical conundrums? This is the basis of the field of neuroscience: to understand the workings of the brain and nervous system that ultimately… Read more

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Top 5 Webinars 2022 National Science Week

August 15, 2022 1:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re opening access to the NYSF archives for National Science Week, and showcasing five of our favourite NYSF Connect webinars from the past few years. Check out some fascinating discussions on careers in the space industry, neuroscience,First Nations science, meteorology, engineering, and much, much more! Featuring eleven incredible STEM experts across a wide range of… Read more

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What is Engineering, Anyway?

July 25, 2022 1:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While many of us have heard of engineering, how many actually know what ‘an engineer’ does? The “E” is an incredibly important part of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and offers fantastic career prospects, with high demand and growth projected for the sector. But it’s difficult to decide on a career you don’t know much… Read more

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2022 NYSF Throwback: Week One

June 1, 2022 4:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wondering what the digital program at the 2022 National Youth Science Forum is all about? It’s an online experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before! In large and small groups, you’ll be: participating in tours of world-class science and technology facilities, and learning about cutting edge research; chatting with people with a STEM background in… Read more

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Talking STEM with NYSF alum Jacinta Cleary

November 10, 2021 12:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

2013 NYSF alum Jactina Cleary was recently announced as one of 2021 Fresh Scientists! We thought this was the perfect opportunity to interview Jacinta about her incredible work since the NYSF Year 12 Program (she’s pictured in the image above, in the front on the right). She’s been helping people with facial nerve paralysis blink… Read more

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Talking tech with Benjamin Millar

May 28, 2021 10:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When Benjamin Millar attended the 2016 NYSF Year 12 Program, he had his eyes set on a career in biology. “I liked it at school, I was good at it, so it seemed like a natural fit,” he said. But a small step into the field as a research assistant early on in his biotech… Read more

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