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NYSF 2017 has fun with physics at ANU

January 22, 2017 4:30 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 physics interest group, Wu was treated to a visit to the Physics Education Centre at the Australian National University. The visit was well received by all the students as they performed experiments about the physics of light and asked thoughtful questions of the physicists. Led by Mr Andrew Papworth (a long-term and committed… Read more

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NYSF 2017 tries paramedicine!

January 21, 2017 9:07 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 participants visited the Australian Catholic University’s smallest campus here in Canberra to learn about its paramedicine and nursing courses that are on offer here. As part of their visit, the students had the opportunity to learn more about the human body as well as some practical techniques used by paramedics and nurses. The… Read more

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NYSF 2017 visits University of Canberra Health Sciences

January 20, 2017 8:47 pm Published by

The NYSF 2017 Health and Medical Science groups Blackburn and Doherty visited the University of Canberra learning what it would be like studying nursing, pharmacy, or radiology. First was a visit to the Nursing Laboratory. Here the workshop focused on the heart. The participants tested each other’s heart rates, learned how to use a stethoscope and… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Partners’ Day Expo

January 17, 2017 4:48 pm Published by

After the Partners’ Day presentations the students gathered for the Partners’ Day Expo , where they were able to meet, chat and network with representatives of the NYSF partners. The students were able to meet reps (and the presenters) from Lockheed Martin, IP Australia, UNSW Australia, Monash University, Melbourne University, Australian National University, University of… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Speed Date A Scientist

January 12, 2017 5:18 pm Published by

Speed Date A Scientist is an annual event at the NYSF that allows small groups of students sit and chat with many a variety of scientists from various disciplines and backgrounds. The turnout of scientists willing to be interrogated by the NYSF 2017 Session A cohort was phenomenal, resulting in an average of one scientist per group… Read more

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NYSF 2017 examine forensic science at Canberra Institute of Technology

January 9, 2017 2:22 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 participants who are interested in chemistry and biology were treated to a unique visit at the Canberra Institute of Technology’s Forensic Science labs during the program. The CIT visit is a favourite with NYSF participants because it gives a very ‘real life’ experience of what a crime scene examiner may come up against… Read more

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NYSF 2017 hears from ACT Scientist of the Year 2016

January 8, 2017 1:19 pm Published by

The ACT’s Scientist of the Year for 2016, Dr Ceridwen Fraser, spoke to the NYSF 2017 Session A participants this week. Dr Fraser is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU. Her broad interests lie in the influence of environmental conditions, including past and future environmental change,… 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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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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From the Chief Executive Officer

October 27, 2016 12:00 pm Published by

As we head into the last few weeks of 2016, here at the NYSF we are ramping up for our January Sessions – NYSF 2017. All of the student participants have been selected for the two programs held at The Australian National University, the first of which begins on 2 January. So there’s no real… Read more

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