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A sample of NYSF 2014 lab visits, site visits and debates

February 28, 2014 11:35 am Published by

At Geoscience Australia the students engaged in mini-research projects run by practising geoscientists (some of whom are former NYSF students).  They tackled a problem involving the discovery of underground potable water, which included different research methodologies. At the conclusion of the lab visit the students shared their findings with their peers and scientists. The exercise… Read more

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From the Director

February 28, 2014 11:35 am Published by

The three January sessions of the 2014 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) are behind us, with 440 Australian and International students back at home, full of new knowledge, experiences, ideas and friendships for future study and career options within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The highlights of this year’s January Sessions are covered within this… Read more

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To sleep is to dream

November 6, 2013 12:58 pm Published by

When University of Queensland academic and researcher Philip Terrill attended the NYSF in 2000, it’s likely that sleep (or not enough of it) wasn’t an over-riding concern for him. These days, however, he is very concerned with it. In fact, he approaches sleep from a scientific perspective. Phil is now a biomedical engineer interested in… Read more

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The view from the road — Geoff Burchfield

November 6, 2013 12:28 pm Published by

If it’s Monday this must be Townsville. That’s what it sometimes feels like when you’re on the NYSF Orientations circuit. Actually it was Mackay and this was the Queensland leg of the 2013 tour. As people arrived for the 6 o’clock event at Mackay’s Ocean International Hotel I was struck again by how far many… Read more

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IYSF encourages Indigenous students in WA

November 6, 2013 12:25 pm Published by

The third Indigenous Youth Science Forum was held in Perth in October, supported by Rio Tinto, IBM and the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). Aiming to engage indigenous students in years 10 and 11 to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering and maths, the IYSF brings together young people from regional and remote… Read more

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NYSF 2013 Alumni selected as ANU Tuckwell scholars

September 3, 2013 2:55 pm Published by

Two members of the 2013 NYSF cohort have been selected as inaugural Tuckwell Foundation scholars. Guy Leckenby, from Coffs Harbour, and Jakub Nabaglo, from Goulburn, were chosen from a shortlist of 72 students who spent a weekend at the Australian National University (ANU) undertaking a series of individual and group interviews. The original call for… Read more

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Taking the Next Step in Brisbane

July 4, 2013 3:22 pm Published by

From speed dating with a working scientist to speed breeding — of plants, not scientists — NYSF’s Next Step Program in Brisbane in April this year had it all. The Next Step Program offers students who attend the NYSF January sessions of the National Youth Science Forum with a follow up opportunity to learn more about future… Read more

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Graduates from Water Corporation vie to present at NYSF

July 4, 2013 3:20 pm Published by

The Water Corporation of Western Australia uses an innovative approach in selecting graduates to present at the January sessions of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). Graduates submit a presentation on their chosen field, and from there a short-list of four candidates is selected to present to a panel. Then the two most compelling presenters… Read more

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For the diary

July 4, 2013 3:00 pm Published by

The following information is provided as a service to our readers.  NYSF does not endorse any of the programs or sessions whose details are provided here. Western Australia Curtin University’s Open Day will be held on Sunday 4 August 2013, from 10am – 4pm; More information: Curtin University’s Primary Industry Centre for Science Education runs… Read more

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