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June 20, 2016 12:15 pm Published by

Future Students Contact Centre For many future students, University can seem like a different world with a different language. The Future Student Contact Centre combines friendly service with helpful information on UQ programs, study options and applications. Chat with us live Our friendly student advisors are waiting to chat with you about study and life… 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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Visit to Lockheed Martin NCITE Centre an eye-opening experience

August 25, 2015 12:40 pm Published by

Jakub Marosz is a second year student at UNSW, studying mechanical engineering and commerce. He attended the NYSF in 2013, and in July visited the Lockheed Martin Australia NexGen Cyber Information and Technology (NCITE) Centre in Canberra with a group of NYSF students and alumni. Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s largest defense contractors;… Read more

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Say yes to opportunity

April 29, 2015 1:38 pm Published by

If you’d told young Liesl Folks at the 1984 inaugural NSSS (National Science Summer School) that one day she’d be the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at a major American university she wouldn’t have believed you. It certainly wasn’t part of the plan. There wasn’t one. “I’ve never had plans or expectations. I live… Read more

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Engineers R Us

February 25, 2015 2:23 pm Published by

A popular lab visit for Session A NYSF 2015 students was to Lockheed Martin Australia’s NexGen Cyber Innovation & Technology Centre in Canberra. As a company that earns $US46 billion dollars annually, Lockheed Martin’s interests include aeronautics, information systems, mission systems and training, missiles & fire control, production, and space systems. On entering the secure… Read more

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NYSF in the media

February 25, 2015 2:18 pm Published by

Below are links to a number of stories and items that featured the NYSF in recent weeks. They are very helpful to review if you want to know more about the NYSF, its activities, and its program. Interview with NYSF students Sahil and Anastasia, about attending the National Youth Science Forum http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/national-youth-science-forum-encourages-more-students-into-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-20150102-12cums.html Announcement of major… Read more

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She rocks!

February 25, 2015 2:14 pm Published by

Daniella de Pretis is from Adelaide, and attended the NYSF in 2004. “I attended high school in South Australia and although I knew I loved science, I had no idea what I wanted to do with myself! In my time at the NYSF I learned that by studying a generalised degree, I would have the… Read more

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NYSF Alumni Brody Hannan recalls his NYSF experience

February 25, 2015 2:12 pm Published by

NYSF Alumni Brody Hannan has just started a Bachelor of Advanced Science at the Australian National University (ANU), and was selected as a Tuckwell Scholar for 2015, one of six NYSF students to be awarded these prestigious scholarships. Here he recounts how he got there: “My story with ANU and science began when I was… Read more

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Access free interactive teacher resources on river health

February 25, 2015 2:07 pm Published by

Are you teaching a unit on river health this year? The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has a free interactive program – Basin Champions 2015 – designed for students from years 3 through to year 10. The goal of the program is for students to learn about The rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin Human impacts on the… Read more

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UNSW Engineering making research real

February 25, 2015 2:06 pm Published by

Students at NYSF 2015 had the opportunity to hear from Emma Colenbrander from Pollinate Energy, a non-profit organisation that provides people with access to affordable solar products, including battery torches, desk lamps, room lights and hanging lights. Their main area of operation at the moment is in India where people live in tent cities without electricity…. Read more

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