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From mechanical engineering to a career in Defence

February 21, 2019 1:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After landing a position in the graduate program at the Department of Defence, NYSF 2009 alumna Stephanie Otte offers some great advice to students and tells us about her study/career journey so far.  “Hi! My name is Stephanie Otte and I attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2009. I first heard about NYSF… Read more

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ANU Event – Girls in Engineering and Technology Program (GET Set)

May 17, 2017 11:00 am Published by

The ANU has the following event on offer to young women interested in engineering and technology with registrations now open. Girls in Engineering and Technology Program (GET Set) is designed for female students in years 11 and 12, who wish to explore an education and career in engineering or technology. This year The Australian National University… Read more

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NYSF 2017 visits Canberra firm Seeing Machines

January 22, 2017 5:31 pm Published by

Seeing Machines is a company started out of a robotics lab at ANU. The company develops technology which tracks the movement of eyes. This has a series of applications in the mining, automotive, aviation and medical industries. During the visit, the participants were able to try the ‘fovio’ system which is used in mining vehicles… 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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Defence science: a world of opportunities

September 7, 2016 1:03 pm Published by

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) provides the Australian Government with scientific advice and innovative technology solutions to meet Australia’s Defence and national security needs. It is part of the Department of Defence. As the country’s second largest publicly-funded research organisation after the CSIRO, DST employs 2,100 scientists, engineers and researchers, all of whom… Read more

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Lockheed Martin Australia’s commitment to R&D boost

September 2, 2016 4:27 pm Published by

Representatives from the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) were honoured to be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion in Canberra in August, led by Dr Keoki Jackson, Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin. Dr Jackson was in Australia for a series of meetings and to announce the company’s new investment in Australia’s R&D community, through the… 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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University of Melbourne News – two new science majors

September 2, 2016 2:59 pm Published by

The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science has recently added two new majors to the Bachelor of Science: Data Science & Environmental Engineering Systems. Each new major is being introduced to offer students the opportunity to combine a number of disciplines to lead to new combinations of knowledge and skills. Data Science Major Over the past decade, there… Read more

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Defence civilian 2017 undergraduate sponsorship in IT and engineering

September 2, 2016 2:52 pm Published by

What if you could study at one of the best universities in Australia, get paid work experience placements and complete your degree with no HELP debt? The Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) is open to aspiring university students who wish to pursue a degree through the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra at the… Read more

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