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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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NYSF 2018 kicks off

January 2, 2018 7:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two-hundred high-school students descended on Canberra this afternoon for the first of three NYSF 2018 summer programs to be rolled out through the month of January. Enthusiastic student ‘staffies’ greeted the bus-loads of tired students with chanting, clapping and games. Participants hail from all across the country, from Western Australia to Tasmania, along with several international students… Read more

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Thanks to NYSF partners

December 21, 2017 2:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is very proud of the financial support we have from a range of organisations that see the value in the important work we do to encourage young people to consider their options and the opportunities available in ongoing study in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Our thanks to… Read more

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Hail to the (NYSF) Chiefs of Staff

December 20, 2017 6:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When Kathleen Wisbey went to the NYSF in 2014, she was the first person from her school – St Michael’s Collegiate in Hobart – to ever be selected to attend the program. At that time, science wasn’t necessarily a popular choice, “… so to apply for the NYSF was daunting for sure,” says Kathleen. “But… Read more

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Alumna Kat Jackson is building her own road to success

November 6, 2017 11:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF 2001 Alumna Kat Jackson (formerly Kathryn Campbell) tells us about her journey from a small rural town in Central Victoria to working on motorway projects in Auckland, New Zealand. Nobody in my family had ever been awarded a degree, and few graduates from my high school went to university. My parents were very supportive… Read more

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NYSF alumni at PM’s Prize for Science 2017

October 20, 2017 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF alumni were honoured to attend the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Gala Dinner at Parliament House this week. The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching. The Prime Minster, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and the Acting Minister… Read more

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NYSF 2016 alumnus … Dingley! reports from the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

October 14, 2017 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

From Monday 25th to Friday 29th September, Adelaide saw cosmonauts from Russia, science educators from America, space entrepreneurs from New Zealand, and a geeky kid from Perth come together to experience the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC). It was truly one of the most inspiring events I’ve been to and the best thing I’ve seen… Read more

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