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Tech innovation: Life at the cutting edge of STEM

December 7, 2022 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Innovation transforms our lives – it is central to breakthrough discoveries, boosting productivity, creating jobs and generating economic and social wellbeing. For the final instalment of the 2022 NYSF Connect Webinar series, an inspiring group of panellists discussed the importance of innovation, and how Australia’s Defence capability is driving innovation that has flow-on benefits for… Read more

Volunteering: Make it a part of your STEM journey

November 15, 2022 4:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every year, over 6 million Australians (including many NYSF alumni) participate in voluntary work, with their efforts contributing nearly $300 billion to the economy. Volunteering can expand our leadership, passion, and creativity within the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Maths (STEM). It improves our connection to people, and our local environment and improves our… Read more

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain

August 15, 2022 4:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“I think, therefore I am,” is the famous maxim from René Descartes. But how do we think? Why do we think? How do our brains process information and form thoughts, emotions, and philosophical conundrums? This is the basis of the field of neuroscience: to understand the workings of the brain and nervous system that ultimately… Read more

Top 5 Webinars 2022 National Science Week

August 15, 2022 1:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re opening access to the NYSF archives for National Science Week, and showcasing five of our favourite NYSF Connect webinars from the past few years. Check out some fascinating discussions on careers in the space industry, neuroscience,First Nations science, meteorology, engineering, and much, much more! Featuring eleven incredible STEM experts across a wide range of… Read more

What is Engineering, Anyway?

July 25, 2022 1:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While many of us have heard of engineering, how many actually know what ‘an engineer’ does? The “E” is an incredibly important part of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and offers fantastic career prospects, with high demand and growth projected for the sector. But it’s difficult to decide on a career you don’t know much… Read more

NYSF Alumni meet range of Decision Makers in Canberra

July 15, 2022 3:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Participants of the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program have been busily attending visits in STEM Hubs all around Australia. These visits involve behind-the-scenes tours and insights into research centres and industry employers. It’s not just the buildings that are impressive – it’s the people. From senior figures who lead research groups and large-scale projects to… Read more

Connecting over Zoom

July 21, 2020 4:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF is delighted to announce the launch of our new NYSF Connect Webinar Series for NYSF alumni. Each week, our alumni have had the opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s top STEM professionals and ask them questions about their career pathways, what they studied, and their current research. Our long-term goal to provide… Read more

An 8 Week Journey to Leadership – Our SSLP

July 21, 2020 4:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Like many NYSF programs in 2020, our Student Staff Leadership Program (SSLP) has gone online to ensure the safety of all Student Staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  SSLP is a leadership and training program designed to prepare previous NYSF Year 12 Program participants to return to the program as Student Staff Leaders. Normally an in-person… Read more

NYSF ‘connects’ with Melbourne Universities

July 18, 2019 3:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What does maths have to do with the Ebola virus? Everything!  According to Prof. James McCaw, from The University of Melbourne, maths plays a big part in stopping an epidemic in its tracks. To determine how diseases spread, you need to bring together mathematics and statistics and collaborate with governments to save lives. This was… Read more