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Paleoanthropologist Dr Rachel Wood speaks about human development research

January 17, 2017 1:14 pm Published by

This year, NYSF 2017 participants were able to attend one of three specialist lectures which catered to their personal interests in STEM. Students with an interest in anthropology and biology attended a lecture presented by Dr Rachel Wood. Dr Wood completed her master’s degree in archaeological science at the University of Oxford, she then worked… Read more

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Professor Brian Schmidt on a life in science … and the future of the universe: NYSF2017

January 13, 2017 2:51 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 Session A students were treated to a lecture presented by Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate and now Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University. Along with Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter, Professor Schmidt was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe…. Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: This is CERN calling – come in Canberra

January 13, 2017 2:31 pm Published by

One of the unique experiences of the NYSF program is a live video conference with Dr Rolf Landua, the head of the CERN education outreach group. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), is a research organisation that employs 13,000 scientists, engineers and IT specialists. They also operate the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva,… 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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ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute: Gravity, String, and Infinity

January 9, 2017 8:32 pm Published by

Students in the Lovelace interest group for NYSF 2017 Session A were treated to a captivating mathematics lecture, presented by three members of the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. The first presenter, Chaitanya (Chenni) Oehmigara is a PhD student at the ANU. Chenni is a computational mathematician, she is currently working on modelling gravitational… 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 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 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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Join the NYSF at the World Science Festival Brisbane 2017

December 15, 2016 11:55 am Published by

The National Youth Science Forum is proud to announce that we will be hosting an event as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane to be held in March, 2017. The event will be for local students in years 10-12 who are interested in studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) at university. And who better… Read more

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