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NYSF International Program helps direct career plans

September 3, 2013 2:52 pm Published by

Sydney NYSF student Jonathan Li attended the Research Science Institute (RSI) in Boston as part of the National Youth Science Forum’s International Program in July this year. Selected from 112 competitive applicants for the International Program drawn from NYSF’s January Sessions in 2013, Jonathan says, “I couldn’t believe my luck when I was offered the… Read more

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Students selected for Indigenous Youth Science Forum

September 3, 2013 2:50 pm Published by

Twenty four (24) young people from remote and regional areas of Western Australia have been selected to attend the Indigenous Youth Science Forum in October this year. Supported by NYSF partner Rio Tinto, the IYSF is a developmental opportunity for indigenous Year 10 and 11 students from Western Australia to gain exposure to the study… Read more

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Trek develops NYSF Staff Leaders

September 3, 2013 2:48 pm Published by

The NYSF leadership training program took place over the April ANZAC day period in 2013 at the ANU’s Kioloa campus on the south coast of NSW. After the January Sessions, participants selected peers from their group who they considered to be suitable for volunteer staff leadership training. The training program is designed to prepare these… Read more

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News from abroad — Canada

September 3, 2013 2:46 pm Published by

Most of this year’s NYSF delegates to the various international programs with which NYSF is affiliated have been and returned from their trips. Ben Galea from Bundaberg in Queensland attended the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Alberta, Canada. The CWSF is a competition that attracts entries of science projects from students aged 12 to 18 from… Read more

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Next Step … Perth hosted at Water Corporation

September 3, 2013 2:42 pm Published by

Water Corporation (Western Australia)  again hosted a session of the NYSF Next Step program in Perth in July. Human Resources Manager Jenny Thornton welcomed the group of 15 students and shared her own career journey. Her best advice? Always keep an open mind and seize the opportunities that come your way. Water Corporation graduates in… Read more

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Participants of NYSF NSTSS at CSIOR National Insect Collection

The long read — Alumnus feature — Professor Michelle Coote, ANU

September 3, 2013 2:40 pm Published by

Professor Michelle Coote, FRSC, ARC Future Fellow, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University 1990 NYSF Alumnus Michelle Coote attended the NYSF (then called National Science Summer School (NSSS)) in January 1990. “I had always had an interest in science and particularly astronomy, and was in the Galileo group at the NYSF. The NYSF experience convinced… Read more

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T shirt tragics

September 3, 2013 2:38 pm Published by

Alumnus from 1994, Marie Estcourt Tweeted a picture of her 1994 t-shirt a few weeks ago, which she found in the back of her cupboard. Any more memorabilia out there?  You can Tweet your pics at #NYSFoz, or post to Facebook , and we’re now on Instagram at #NYSFoz.

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NYSF in the news

September 3, 2013 2:30 pm Published by

Stories run in the last two months about NYSF and its students: Cassie juggles study and Nobel honour Broken Hill student to join Australia’s best Fun with science: Sunraysia celebrates national week My generation can make a difference Science experiment sees explosion of talent National Youth Science Forum for Sarah… Read more

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NYSF takes a Brain Break for National Science Week

September 3, 2013 1:56 pm Published by

In August, NYSF held a Brain Break morning tea as part of National Science Week. More than 800 workplaces took part across Australia, joining in and celebrating their love of and need for science – whether in their workplaces or at home. Geoff Burchfield welcomed the guests to the NYSF Brain Break – mainly alumni… Read more

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Boosting the status of science teaching: what can we do?

August 9, 2013 4:11 pm Published by

NYSF Interim Director, Damien Pearce comments: With National Science Week upon us, there has been some discussion in the past few weeks about Australians’ level of science literacy, and the role of our science teachers in contributing to the wider community’s understanding of science. A recent survey of the Alumni of the National Youth Science… Read more

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