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From mechanical engineering to a career in Defence

February 21, 2019 1:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After landing a position in the graduate program at the Department of Defence, NYSF 2009 alumna Stephanie Otte offers some great advice to students and tells us about her study/career journey so far.  “Hi! My name is Stephanie Otte and I attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2009. I first heard about NYSF… Read more

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NYSF – Shaping future scientists!

January 16, 2019 10:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) has been running its Year 12 program for 36 years this year and it is certainly an influential event for all who attend. Speaking with past participants, the one clear theme that emerges is the lifelong bonds established by students in just 10 short days. Ann Damien, New Technology… Read more

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Rotary Alumni Evening – NYSF alumni share advice and experiences with NYSF Session A

January 8, 2019 9:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Being knocked back on 108 job applications did not stop Dr Amy McLennan from achieving a highly successful and rewarding career. Our 2019 Session A participants received some very sound advice from NYSF alumni last night at the NYSF Rotary and Alumni Evening. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for current NYSF students to mix… Read more

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NYSF signs partnership with Bayer Australia

November 29, 2018 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) has announced that Bayer Australia Ltd is a new funding partner with support covering delivery of the NYSF 2019 and 2020 programs. The funding also includes contributions to the NYSF Equity Scholarship fund. In a statement, Bayer says that it is looking to support students from regional communities to… Read more

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The art of balance – NYSF 1996 alumna Melissa Preissner juggling a PhD and young family

November 20, 2018 7:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Doing a PhD requires a serious amount of dedication and hard work but doing it when you’re the mother of three young children is even more challenging.  Read on to find out how National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 1996 alumna, Melissa Preissner, juggles study and home life. “I’m currently doing a PhD part-time at Monash University… Read more

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Learning to become a voice of the future

November 6, 2018 1:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to lead a group of five young Australians to learn from world leaders. Next week, National Youth Science Forum(NYSF) 2008 alumna, Holstein Wong, will be one of five Australian delegates at the APEC Voices of the Future youth summit, a forum for dialogue among young professionals… Read more

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Jaslin O’Connell – keeping options open

November 5, 2018 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are getting close to our 2019 January sessions and National Youth Science Forum  (NYSF) 2017 alumna Jaslin O’Connor reflects on her time at the NYSF and how it affected the decisions she has made during her first year at university. “I attended the NYSF as a student in 2017, and since attending the January… Read more

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The search for sustainable solutions to real-world climate change issues

October 8, 2018 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF 2014 Alumna, Phoebe Chilman wants to make a difference in the world by tackling the issue of climate change.  Read on to see why Phoebe continues to challenge herself and push beyond her comfort zone. “Before attending the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2014, I was unclear about my education pathway after secondary school. Like many… Read more

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A participant’s take on the NYSF Year 12 Program

September 26, 2018 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF 2019 Year 12 Program is fast approaching.  NYSF 2018 Alumna, Bronte Heselhurst looks back on her time at Session B in Brisbane. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) inspires young Australians to value science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and its importance in their communities. I was privileged enough to attend NYSF 2018… Read more

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