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November 6, 2013 2:45 pm Published by

NYSF Next Step program dates have been set. Please note, they are provisional only and subject to change. Melbourne — 5 – 7 March 2014 Brisbane — 9-11 April 2014 Canberra — 16-18 April 2014 Hobart — 24-25 April 2014 Sydney — 2-4 July 2014 Newcastle — 1 July 2014 Adelaide —  9-11 July 2014 Perth — 16-18 July 2014   NSYF… Read more

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To sleep is to dream

November 6, 2013 12:58 pm Published by

When University of Queensland academic and researcher Philip Terrill attended the NYSF in 2000, it’s likely that sleep (or not enough of it) wasn’t an over-riding concern for him. These days, however, he is very concerned with it. In fact, he approaches sleep from a scientific perspective. Phil is now a biomedical engineer interested in… Read more

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Picture hanging on wall saying: "ASK MORE QUESTIONS"

NYSF International Program helps direct career plans

September 3, 2013 2:52 pm Published by

Sydney NYSF student Jonathan Li attended the Research Science Institute (RSI) in Boston as part of the National Youth Science Forum’s International Program in July this year. Selected from 112 competitive applicants for the International Program drawn from NYSF’s January Sessions in 2013, Jonathan says, “I couldn’t believe my luck when I was offered the… Read more

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News from abroad — Canada

September 3, 2013 2:46 pm Published by

Most of this year’s NYSF delegates to the various international programs with which NYSF is affiliated have been and returned from their trips. Ben Galea from Bundaberg in Queensland attended the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Alberta, Canada. The CWSF is a competition that attracts entries of science projects from students aged 12 to 18 from… Read more

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Next Step … Perth hosted at Water Corporation

September 3, 2013 2:42 pm Published by

Water Corporation (Western Australia)  again hosted a session of the NYSF Next Step program in Perth in July. Human Resources Manager Jenny Thornton welcomed the group of 15 students and shared her own career journey. Her best advice? Always keep an open mind and seize the opportunities that come your way. Water Corporation graduates in… Read more

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Science careers in the news

September 2, 2013 2:23 pm Published by

Professor Ian Chubb, NYSF President and Chief Scientist of Australia recently addressed the National Press Club and called for a greater focus on investment in education in science, technology and engineering. Watch his address at the following page: Science careers under the microscope Science is more than working in a lab

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Boosting the status of science teaching: what can we do?

August 9, 2013 4:11 pm Published by

NYSF Interim Director, Damien Pearce comments: With National Science Week upon us, there has been some discussion in the past few weeks about Australians’ level of science literacy, and the role of our science teachers in contributing to the wider community’s understanding of science. A recent survey of the Alumni of the National Youth Science… Read more

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Taking the Next Step in Brisbane

July 4, 2013 3:22 pm Published by

From speed dating with a working scientist to speed breeding — of plants, not scientists — NYSF’s Next Step Program in Brisbane in April this year had it all. The Next Step Program offers students who attend the NYSF January sessions of the National Youth Science Forum with a follow up opportunity to learn more about future… Read more

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Graduates from Water Corporation vie to present at NYSF

July 4, 2013 3:20 pm Published by

The Water Corporation of Western Australia uses an innovative approach in selecting graduates to present at the January sessions of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). Graduates submit a presentation on their chosen field, and from there a short-list of four candidates is selected to present to a panel. Then the two most compelling presenters… Read more

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