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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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Double the fun for science teachers in January 2018

October 11, 2017 4:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF is very excited to announce that two National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) programs will run in January 2018. Our well-established program at The Australian National University (ANU) will continue, with places for 40 teachers next year. In addition, a second program will run at The University of Queensland (UQ), also with places for 40… Read more

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A lesson in physics for the Governor-General

October 11, 2017 10:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s not every day that you get to teach the Governor-General a lesson in physics … but that’s exactly what happened to one of our National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) alumni at Government House Open Day on the weekend. Along with the other organisations of which the Governor-General is Patron, the NYSF was invited to… Read more

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