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News from abroad — Canada

September 3, 2013 2:46 pm Published by

Most of this year’s NYSF delegates to the various international programs with which NYSF is affiliated have been and returned from their trips. Ben Galea from Bundaberg in Queensland attended the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Alberta, Canada. The CWSF is a competition that attracts entries of science projects from students aged 12 to 18 from… Read more

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Next Step … Perth hosted at Water Corporation

September 3, 2013 2:42 pm Published by

Water Corporation (Western Australia)  again hosted a session of the NYSF Next Step program in Perth in July. Human Resources Manager Jenny Thornton welcomed the group of 15 students and shared her own career journey. Her best advice? Always keep an open mind and seize the opportunities that come your way. Water Corporation graduates in… Read more

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Participants of NYSF NSTSS at CSIOR National Insect Collection

The long read — Alumnus feature — Professor Michelle Coote, ANU

September 3, 2013 2:40 pm Published by

Professor Michelle Coote, FRSC, ARC Future Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University 1990 NYSF Alumnus Michelle Coote attended the NYSF (then called National Science Summer School (NSSS)) in January 1990. “I had always had an interest in science and particularly astronomy, and was in the Galileo group at the NYSF. The NYSF experience convinced… Read more

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T shirt tragics

September 3, 2013 2:38 pm Published by

Alumnus from 1994, Marie Estcourt Tweeted a picture of her 1994 t-shirt a few weeks ago, which she found in the back of her cupboard. Any more memorabilia out there?  You can Tweet your pics at #NYSFoz, or post to Facebook , and we’re now on Instagram at #NYSFoz.

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NYSF takes a Brain Break for National Science Week

September 3, 2013 1:56 pm Published by

In August, NYSF held a Brain Break morning tea as part of National Science Week. More than 800 workplaces took part across Australia, joining in and celebrating their love of and need for science – whether in their workplaces or at home. Geoff Burchfield welcomed the guests to the NYSF Brain Break – mainly alumni… Read more

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Boosting the status of science teaching: what can we do?

August 9, 2013 4:11 pm Published by

NYSF Interim Director, Damien Pearce comments: With National Science Week upon us, there has been some discussion in the past few weeks about Australians’ level of science literacy, and the role of our science teachers in contributing to the wider community’s understanding of science. A recent survey of the Alumni of the National Youth Science… Read more

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Life after NYSF: a student’s view

July 4, 2013 3:18 pm Published by

NYSF Staffie and Student, Patrick Haylock, is moving on from his role with NYSF to a new and exciting job. Here he reflects on his time with NYSF: So I am reaching the end of my student career. Over four years of work will shortly produce one of the most important pieces of paper I… Read more

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Picture this … calling all NYSF Alumni and Staffies

July 4, 2013 3:13 pm Published by

Calling Staffies from NYSF in 1999 … are you in this picture?   What about this one of staff from 1996, with Rotary colleagues?   This just a small selection of photos that we are collating to coincide with our thirtieth anniversary this year. Have you any pics from your time with NYSF that you… Read more

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