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Connecting to community at NYSF with Mahsa

February 2, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Chatting with Mahsa Nabizada, a current participant at the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program, it’s impossible not to have hope for a bright future.  Hailing from Toowomba, Mahsa waited very patiently for her time to apply for the NYSF Year 12 Program after first hearing about it from one of her student mentors when she was… Read more

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A Beginner’s Guide in Believing in Yourself: An Afternoon with Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

January 20, 2022 1:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF Year 12 Program is renowned for the unique and life-changing experiences it provides for its participants. One of the most exceptional of these experiences is the Nobel Laureate Lecture – how many high school students have the chance to attend a live presentation from a Nobel Laureate and ask them questions about their… Read more

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Seeing further out and further in with CERN

January 18, 2022 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CERN, located in Geneva, Switzerland, is a beacon of international collaboration with global institutions sending researchers to operate the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Dr Steven Goldfarb introduces the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, as a beacon of human achievement. “Every single one of these wires and tubes was connected by a human… Read more

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Starting up to change the world

January 17, 2022 9:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Introducing the Start-up Panel! The 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program participants are eager to put their footprint on the world, so the questions came thick and fast.  How do I start a start-up? What skills do I need? How do I develop them?  The panel let us in on some insider wisdom on what gaps… Read more

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Zip it. Squish it. Agitate it. Strain it. Admire it!

January 13, 2022 1:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What do rubbish bags, straws, fruit, toilet paper, and ice have in common? These are all materials used by participants during their exciting afternoon of Science@Home!  With their Critical Thinking skills unlocked from that morning’s session, Stuart Kohlhagen aka The Science Nomad started by extending everyone’s ability to question “the rule” and encouraged them to… Read more

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Building a globally competitive and innovative workforce for defence science and technology research

January 13, 2022 10:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is delighted to announce that Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) has extended their ongoing partnership with the NYSF for another three years, through to 2024. As part of the Department of Defence, DSTG brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across Australia and around the world to address Defence and… Read more

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We don’t think how we think we think

January 12, 2022 10:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What is critical thinking? Do you think you know how you think? What makes something accurate or precise? Just some of the puzzling, philosophical questions posed by Dr Peter Ellerton, Director of The University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project, to the participants in his critical thinking workshop. Dr Ellerton began by quickly separating critical thinking… Read more

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Endless possibilities with artificial intelligence

January 12, 2022 8:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Participants tuned in from across Australia to the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program’s Introductory Lecture by artificial intelligence (AI) expert, Professor Jon Whittle. Participants were in awe of Professor Whittle’s knowledge and passion for AI, as he explored the history of AI, career options, and his incredible journey to his current role as head of… Read more

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