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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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Professor Tanya Monro new Science Patron for NYSF

January 24, 2017 8:00 pm Published by

Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia has agreed to become the Science Patron of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). “I am delighted to be able to continue to support the NYSF as its Science Patron,” Professor Monro said. “This amazing program makes a real impact on… 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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Advocacy, Activism, Academia.

January 20, 2017 8:41 pm Published by

In an intriguing and captivating lecture to the NYSF 2017, Associate Professor David Caldicott explored the politics of science, the rise of anti-science and some of the challenges that the world faces. Dr Caldicott is an Emergency Consultant at Calvary Hospital in Canberra, an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, and a Clinical Senior… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Closing Ceremony

January 18, 2017 6:02 pm Published by

The final day of NYSF 2017 Session A was an emotional one to say the least. After two weeks of intense science and bonding with like-minded students, it was finally time to say goodbye. Who would have thought it could be so hard to do after a mere two weeks? It was a rollercoaster of… Read more

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Session C’s first workshop has them thinking

January 17, 2017 9:26 pm Published by

Interactive, relaxed, entertaining; all excellent descriptors of the ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ Workshop the NYSF 2017 participants attended this afternoon.   The workshop was presented by Dr Will Grant, a University of Queensland graduate with a PhD in Political Science. Dr Grant currently works at ANU as a researcher, lecturer, and graduate studies convener at the… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session C: Welcome lecture

January 17, 2017 9:11 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 Session C started off with a visit to the Australian Academy of Science at the Shine Dome. In this iconic building, the participants were intrigued by the words of the Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science, Dr Anna-Maria Arabia and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, at the University of South Australia,… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Partners’ Day Expo

January 17, 2017 4:48 pm Published by

After the Partners’ Day presentations the students gathered for the Partners’ Day Expo , where they were able to meet, chat and network with representatives of the NYSF partners. The students were able to meet reps (and the presenters) from Lockheed Martin, IP Australia, UNSW Australia, Monash University, Melbourne University, Australian National University, University of… Read more

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Paleoanthropologist Dr Rachel Wood speaks about human development research

January 17, 2017 1:14 pm Published by

This year, NYSF 2017 participants were able to attend one of three specialist lectures which catered to their personal interests in STEM. Students with an interest in anthropology and biology attended a lecture presented by Dr Rachel Wood. Dr Wood completed her master’s degree in archaeological science at the University of Oxford, she then worked… Read more

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