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Canberra College students recall their 2016 National Youth Science Forum experience

April 26, 2016 2:48 pm Published by

Canberra College students Matilda Dowse, Morgan Kikkawa and Kaliopi Notaras were selected to attend the 2016 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held at The Australian National University. Over the course of two weeks, Matilda, Morgan and Kaliopi along with almost two hundred students attending Session C, participated in
a variety of STEM-related activities including lab visits,… Read more

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When is a Junket an unconference?

December 14, 2015 3:00 pm Published by

Often the greatest innovations are made when you’re surrounded by like-minded people. This is one of the key strategies of the National Youth Science Forum – to bring together young Australians who are passionate about STEM and help them to begin to build their professional networks. In November this year, media website Junkee aimed to capture… Read more

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Ben Galea – one of many NYSF voices for the future

December 14, 2015 2:56 pm Published by

Ben Galea is an NYSF alumnus from Bundaberg in Queensland, now studying Development Studies and Science at The Australian National University. He attended the NYSF in 2013 and recently was selected to attend the Asia Pacific Voices of the Future 2015 program in Manila, The Philippines, held in conjunction with the November 2015 APEC conference…. Read more

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“It’s worthwhile taking the time to find what it is you like to do”

December 14, 2015 2:52 pm Published by

Alumna Rosie Sackett (2010) recalls her NYSF experience. “The opportunity to attend the National Youth Science Forum was invaluable. To be surrounded by people from all backgrounds interested in different types of science was an experience I’ll never forget. NYSF students, staff and academics not only opened my eyes to the endless possibilities involved in… Read more

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“Engineers … use technology to provide tangible benefits”

December 14, 2015 2:50 pm Published by

Alumna Holstein Wong attended the NYSF in 2008 and is a Graduate Processing Engineer for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and also a Rotaract volunteer. Holstein studied Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW and was awarded the University Medal and 1st Class Honours in Materials Science Engineering. She now works on a mine site for… Read more

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Student staff leaders welcome January 2016 cohort

December 14, 2015 2:44 pm Published by

Brett Slarks (Session A) and Meg Trinder-McCartney (Session C) 2016 are the senior student staff leaders for the NYSF 2016 program. Brett attended the NYSF as a student in 2011 and he says that this experience changed his life. In the months leading up to the NYSF, he had some idea of what to expect,… Read more

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“NYSF was a turning point for me” – NYSF Alumnus Chris Hatherly

November 11, 2015 4:15 pm Published by

Chris Hatherly is the Director of Science Policy and Projects at the Australian Academy of Science. His journey into science began in 1996 at the National Youth Science Forum. “Full immersion into the National Youth Science Forum began in January 1996. Student accommodation with several hundred like-minded friends by night, and lab-tours, lectures and mind-expanding… Read more

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