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Sense of community through the NYSF – Morgan Williams, NYSF 2009

December 15, 2016 11:50 am Published by

I attended the NYSF in 2009 (Einstein), before completing a Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences (Hons.) at the Australian National University (ANU) – where I’ve since been working on my PhD at the Research School of Earth Sciences, which I hope to finish towards the end of next year. The NYSF certainly opened my… Read more

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NYSF supports alumnae at Women in STEMM Symposium

October 27, 2016 11:38 am Published by

Five NYSF alumnae accompanied Madeline Cooper, NYSF’s Manager, Programs, to the Connecting Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Maths) symposium held in Melbourne in September. The event aimed to share best practices and policies in academia and industry as well as featuring leading initiatives that aim to foster an environment where more women in… Read more

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Alex Schumann-Gillett, NYSF 2010 Alumna

October 27, 2016 11:33 am Published by

Alex Schumann-Gillett attended NYSF in 2010. “Growing up, I always had a keen interest in science and was extremely excited when I attended Session C of the NYSF 2010 in Canberra (I’m in the front row with the white t-shirt in the picture below). Attending NYSF really transformed my interest in science into a passion… Read more

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NYSF Alumni news

October 27, 2016 11:30 am Published by

NSW Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2016 alumna, Olivia Flower, received the prestigious New South Wales Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement in September. Olivia was one of 35 students who was recognised by NSW Minister of Education, The Hon Adrian Piccoli, and Mr Mark Scott, Secretary,… Read more

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NYSF 2013 alumnus Lachlan Arthur

October 27, 2016 11:23 am Published by

“The transition from high school to university is one of the greatest periods of flux anyone will experience in their life.  The change in academic environment coincides with ‘learning’ how to be an adult in terms of managing your own time, money and responsibilities, and it also often includes moving away from home and having… Read more

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“I definitely knew I wanted to study science”

September 12, 2016 11:38 am Published by

Dr Natalie Spillman attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2003, and after school finished, went on to study for a Bachelor of Philosophy (PhB) at the Australian National University (ANU). “When I started my degree at the ANU, I was really keen to study physics, so I studied mathematics, physics, chemistry and biochemistry… Read more

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“A career in engineering was the right fit for me”

September 2, 2016 3:49 pm Published by

Sophie Dawson attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2008 and like many students before her, was encouraged to apply by her (physics) teacher. Sophie says she knew she wanted to study engineering due to her interests in physics and mathematics, but it wasn’t until she experienced the NYSF lab visits and workshops, and… Read more

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NYSF International Program pays off – XLAB in Goettingen, Germany

September 2, 2016 3:46 pm Published by

NYSF 2016 alumnus Tom Houlden participated in the XLAB International Science Camp hosted at The University of Goettingen, Germany in June this year, and recalls his experience. “Nineteen students attended XLAB International Science Camp in Göettingen, Germany, coming from eight different countries across four different continents, speaking roughly twelve different languages. It would be a feat to… 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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