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It’s not brain surgery… is it?

January 10, 2018 8:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Kicking off the elective STEM visits, where NYSF students had the opportunity to choose visits according to their personal interests, an exciting session in Biomedical Engineering was hosted by Dr Kiara Bruggeman. Recently completing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at ANU, Dr Bruggeman has a passion for using engineering principles to solve fundamental challenges in… Read more

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Students look into occupational therapy, speech pathology and pharmacy

January 10, 2018 9:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Students from the Blackburn interest group of NYSF 2018 Session A delved into the world of medical science at the University of Canberra. The students were exposed to three areas of medical science; Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Pharmacy. As an Occupational Therapist it is important to understand the motivation behind everyday activities and to… Read more

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NYSF participants engineer for impact

January 8, 2018 12:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Kicking off their NYSF 2018 STEM visits, students in the Newton Engineering interest group for Session A were treated to a workshop with the ACT student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB Australia is a non-profit organisation that works within Australia and abroad to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged communities through education and… Read more

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Let the Science Begin!

January 6, 2018 7:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After a busy morning at Parliament House on the first day of NYSF Session A, the students attended an opening lecture at the Australian Academy of Science – in the iconic Shine Dome building itself! The session was opened by another NYSF Alumnus, Dr Chris Hatherly, the Director of Science Policy at the Academy. He… Read more

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Discovering CSIRO

January 6, 2018 7:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Did you know that Australia’s own Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) was responsible for the development of wi-fi? Not to mention Aeroguard, 3D titanium printing and the first polymer banknote? NYSF 2018 Session A students from Hill (biology) and Wu (physics) interest groups were given the opportunity to visit the CSIRO Black Mountain… Read more

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Opening the 35th NYSF: Session A 2018

January 6, 2018 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Session A of the National Youth Science Forum 2018 was officially opened on 3rd January at a ceremony held at Australia’s Parliament House. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the flagship Year 12 program, which sees students passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) brought together from all over the country, and various… Read more

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Meet the Comms Interns!

January 3, 2018 9:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The ability to communicate effectively is an important part of any career, and vital to the success of an organisation. As such, each NYSF session engages two alumni as ‘Communications Interns’, who stay in residence with the students and student staff for the duration of the program. This role involves assisting the Communications Team in capturing… Read more

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