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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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Lockheed Martin Australia renews support for Australia’s future Science and Technology Workforce

January 10, 2022 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is delighted to announce that defence technology and innovation company, Lockheed Martin Australia, has continued its strong commitment to the NYSF, signing a new two-year deal as our major partner. A major partner of the NYSF since 2014, Lockheed Martin Australia’s renewed partnership provides vital support for the NYSF… Read more

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Two students are looking at a model of a human skull

Record numbers to attend Australia’s flagship STEM Youth experience in January 2022

January 10, 2022 7:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This week, more than 620 students from all over Australia will be connecting with leading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts at the 2022 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program. The NYSF has delivered life-changing STEM experiences for 38 years, and 2022 is no different! Despite the challenges brought to in-person events… Read more

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Joining forces to showcase WA STEM jobs and skills to Australia’s youth

December 21, 2021 1:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is thrilled to welcome two new partners from Western Australia (WA): Telethon Kids Institute and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) is WA’s largest research institute and the only one dedicated to the health and development of children and young people. Telethon Kids… Read more

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An Update from the CEO: December 2021

December 20, 2021 6:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What a year it has been! The 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program officially starts in less than a month – a wonderful culmination and celebration of the work of the NYSF Corporate Team, Rotary Volunteers, Student Staff Leaders, and the NYSF Board. We have been heartened this year by the support and enthusiasm of our… Read more

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