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Summer Science Satisfaction for Teachers at NYSF NSTSS

February 23, 2017 11:47 am Published by

Forty teachers of high school science from around Australia made the most of their own week-long excursion to Canberra in January to re-connect with their inner “nerd” and work out why they were inspired to teach science in the first place. Participating in the NYSF National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) offered science teachers with… Read more

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Professor Brian Schmidt on a life in science … and the future of the universe: NYSF2017

January 13, 2017 2:51 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 Session A students were treated to a lecture presented by Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate and now Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University. Along with Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter, Professor Schmidt was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe…. Read more

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Commonwealth funding boost supports future of National Youth Science Forum

October 27, 2016 11:55 am Published by

The Chair of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), Mr Andrew Metcalfe AO today welcomed the announcement from the Honourable Greg Hunt, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science that funding of $600,000 over a four-year period would be provided to the NYSF. “This funding support from the Commonwealth Government through the National Innovation Science Agenda… Read more

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Highlights from January 2016

February 23, 2016 11:57 am Published by

As the NYSF 2016 cohort commences its final year of high school, we can reflect on the success of both Session A and C. This year, the January Sessions offered a refreshed program that focused on three central ideas: engaging with STEM in action; understanding the role of STEM in society; and preparing the next… Read more

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Media release: Associate Professor Graham Hardy and Professor Shari Forbes speak at the National Science Teachers’ Summer School

December 21, 2015 11:11 am Published by

We know that enthusiastic and committed teachers make a difference to Australian students studying science both in and beyond high school. Supporting teacher engagement is important to address the current high drop out rates from STEM subjects, particularly among female students. The federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda released this month injected $48 million… Read more

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Expanded program for National Youth Science Forum in 2016

October 29, 2015 2:24 pm Published by

Young scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technology practitioners of the future will benefit from a strengthened program under the National Youth Science Forum for 2016, which will include opportunities to hone their communication, entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills. This coming January, The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF 2016) will offer its participants a refreshed and expanded… Read more

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NYSF National Science Teachers’ Summer School 2016 continues the tradition

October 16, 2015 12:52 pm Published by

Operating for over ten years, in 2016, the NYSF’s National Science Teachers’ Summer School (NSTSS) will continue to deliver a high quality science learning and teaching experience for all participants. NSTSS 2016 offers teachers from all over Australia with an opportunity to visit The Australian National University and Engage with leading researchers about the latest… Read more

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Why should students have all of the fun?

September 4, 2015 2:35 pm Published by

Applications are open now for the NYSF’s National Science Teachers’ Summer School 2016 and teachers of science at primary, secondary and senior secondary level are invited to apply. At NSTSS 2016 you will learn about the latest developments in science from world-leading researchers; visit first-class laboratories and teaching facilities at The Australian National University and… Read more

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Thanks to our January 2015 lab visit providers

August 25, 2015 12:55 pm Published by

In June, NYSF hosted a Thank You morning tea for the providers of lab visits and site tours for the NYSF 2015 January Sessions.  It was also an opportunity to officially welcome Madeline Cooper, the NYSF’s Manager, STEM Education to her new role. “Madeline’s focus is to refresh the Education Program, starting with the January… Read more

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