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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 Updating Amgen Australia

February 23, 2017 11:45 am Published by

In January, NYSF’s CEO, Dr Damien Pearce, and four NYSF alumni presented to the annual Amgen Australia kick-off event in Sydney. The Amgen Foundation, the US biotech company’s philanthropic arm, had provided funding to the NYSF in 2016. The presentation was designed to inform the Australian-based staff about the NYSF activities, especially the flagship Year… Read more

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Dr Katie Owens, NYSF 2004 Alumna — A Global Career

February 23, 2017 11:42 am Published by

Dr Katie Owens attended the NYSF in 2004 and has gone on to have a career in Pharmaceutical research that has taken her around the world. “Attending the NYSF in Canberra was an incredible experience that I will never forget. I was so inspired by the scientists, Rotarians and other students that were involved in… Read more

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Carl Pinson, NYSF 2002 Alumnus — A Passionate Science Teacher

February 23, 2017 11:38 am Published by

Written by Carl Pinson. In 2001, I was contemplating becoming an Osteopath; I liked the idea of healing using manipulation of the body. Then I achieved a place in the 2002 intake of NYSF. The entire two weeks was amazingly memorable. I met some fascinating characters and enjoyed learning more about the study and application of… Read more

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Let’s Hear it for the Communications Interns at NYSF 2017!

February 23, 2017 11:35 am Published by

Every year, the NYSF offers places for alumni to return as volunteer Communications Interns. The role is fairly wide-ranging – to attend various program activities, and report on what occurs during the NYSF, filing stories for the NYSF Outlook blog. Our NYSF 2017 interns provided an overview of their experience in January: Jackson Nexhip Returning… Read more

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Awards & Recognition: NYSF Alumni in the News

February 23, 2017 11:32 am Published by

Here at the NYSF we love to see all of our NYSF Alumni following their passion in their studies, careers and communities. It’s also fantastic when they are formally recognised for their hard work and over the past months a number of NYSF Alumni have been recognised with formal awards and scholarships. Simon McKenzie (NYSF… Read more

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Professor Tanya Monro new Science Patron for NYSF

January 24, 2017 8:00 pm Published by

Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia has agreed to become the Science Patron of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). “I am delighted to be able to continue to support the NYSF as its Science Patron,” Professor Monro said. “This amazing program makes a real impact on… Read more

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NYSF 2015 alumni assisting on NYSF 2017 science visits at ANU Physics

January 8, 2017 4:55 pm Published by

Matthew Goh attended the NYSF in 2015 and was awarded the Love scholarship to study at the Australian National University in 2016, where he is currently enrolled in the PhB Science program. Matt was one of two Australian students chosen to represent Australia at the 2016 International Science Summer Institute, held at the Weizmann Institute… Read more

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NYSF Veteran at the ANU: Dr Greg Lane

January 7, 2017 4:25 pm Published by

You could call Dr Greg Lane a veteran of the NYSF; he attended the National Science Summer School in 1986 and has been involved extensively with the NYSF during his time as an academic at The Australian National University (ANU). Greg is a researcher at the ANU Department of Nuclear Physics, a senior fellow of… Read more

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Volunteering develops passion for crop genetics and research

December 15, 2016 11:53 am Published by

Ellen de Vries is from regional Victoria, and attended the NYSF in 2014. She is currently studying a double major in Genetics and Food Science with a concurrent Diploma in Languages (Italian) at the University of Melbourne. “Without the NYSF I would not have had the confidence nor the contacts to discover and develop my… Read more

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