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February 23, 2017 11:22 am Published by

Here are two of the University of Queensland latest projects… Food Lab by Ben Milbourne UQ is working with 2012 MasterChef finalist Ben Milbourne to produce an online series of food science resources that align with Australia’s STEM Strategy 2025 initiative and the national science curriculum. Each episode of Food Lab by Ben Milbourne will… Read more

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Tales of diving, dark times and discovery from Professor Emma Johnston, UNSW Sydney

January 27, 2017 11:22 am Published by

NYSF 2017 Session C’s Science Dinner provided a great opportunity for participants to network, talking to researchers, partners and NYSF alumni. However the highlight of the evening was Professor Emma Johnston’s address which inspired, motivated and encouraged the participants to pursue their dreams and passions. She also provided some useful advice for the audience, young and… Read more

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Hands-on lab visit to RSB at ANU for Session C

January 26, 2017 9:41 am Published by

With food security a global issue, investment in primary research into plant research has never been more important. Session C’s food, agriculture, and animal and plant biology group “Fenner” headed to the Research School of Biology to look at some of the latest in plant science research at the ANU. The entire session was spent… Read more

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Session C’s Specialist Lectures

January 26, 2017 9:39 am Published by

With such a large and diverse group, catering to individuals’ interests is a key component of the success of NYSF, a philosophy further demonstrated in the specialist lecture program. Split up into similar interest groups, the participants were divided heard from three lecturers, Dr Dennis McNevin, Dr Damith Herath, and Dr Colin Jackson. Dr Colin Jackson… Read more

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Extra 200 places for NYSF 2018 at The University of Queensland

January 24, 2017 8:00 pm Published by

Another 200 places will be available for year 12 students to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) next January due to the NYSF’s new in-principle agreement with The University of Queensland  (UQ) announced today. “We are very pleased to welcome The University of Queensland as our second host university next year,” said Mr Andrew… Read more

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NYSF 2017 visits Canberra firm Seeing Machines

January 22, 2017 5:31 pm Published by

Seeing Machines is a company started out of a robotics lab at ANU. The company develops technology which tracks the movement of eyes. This has a series of applications in the mining, automotive, aviation and medical industries. During the visit, the participants were able to try the ‘fovio’ system which is used in mining vehicles… Read more

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NYSF 2017 has fun with physics at ANU

January 22, 2017 4:30 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 physics interest group, Wu was treated to a visit to the Physics Education Centre at the Australian National University. The visit was well received by all the students as they performed experiments about the physics of light and asked thoughtful questions of the physicists. Led by Mr Andrew Papworth (a long-term and committed… Read more

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NYSF 2017 tries paramedicine!

January 21, 2017 9:07 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 participants visited the Australian Catholic University’s smallest campus here in Canberra to learn about its paramedicine and nursing courses that are on offer here. As part of their visit, the students had the opportunity to learn more about the human body as well as some practical techniques used by paramedics and nurses. The… Read more

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Session C #medsci interest group visits ACT Health

January 21, 2017 8:55 pm Published by

Health and Medical Science group ‘Doherty’ visited the labs of ACT Health, where they spent the morning getting a look at some of the work that happens in a large hospital. Upon arrival, the group talked to Dr Hannah Clark, senior research operations manager of ACT Health, about future possible careers and the research undertaken… Read more

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Session C earth science lab visit rocks!

January 21, 2017 7:39 pm Published by

An obvious pun, but it had to be done… Earth and Environmental Science Group Darwin visited the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, to get a good look at the many areas of research that the school covers. As an introduction, the group heard the 3-Minute-Thesis speeches of three different post-graduate students – their captivating talks demonstrated… Read more

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