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Congratulations to Margaret Northcote, DC D9520

February 4, 2019 1:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Congratulations to Margaret Northcote, NYSF Rotary District Chair D9520 from South Australia, who was the 2019 recipient of the Bruce and Lois Sharp Award. “Margaret has worked tirelessly as an NYSF District Chair for many years,” said NYSF CEO Dr Damien Pearce. “And along with her co-DCs in South Australia, has responded positively to the… Read more

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A participant’s take on the NYSF Year 12 Program

September 26, 2018 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF 2019 Year 12 Program is fast approaching.  NYSF 2018 Alumna, Bronte Heselhurst looks back on her time at Session B in Brisbane. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) inspires young Australians to value science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and its importance in their communities. I was privileged enough to attend NYSF 2018… Read more

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NYSF says thanks

April 17, 2018 10:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This year the National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) Year 12 Program was bigger than ever with the addition of a third session in Brisbane for the very first time.  Nearly 600 students attended the 12-day program held over three sessions – two in Canberra at The Australian National University (ANU) and a third at The… Read more

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Help Rebecca support PNG earthquake victims

April 13, 2018 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every hour of every day there is someone around the world in need of a ShelterBox. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital aid to people affected by chaos of disaster and conflict worldwide. In partnership with Rotary, aid is generally supplied as a ShelterBox or ShelterKit that contains essential items that assist in turning shelter… Read more

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NYSF Rotary District Chair, Stephen Lovison talks about student selections

May 23, 2017 11:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

From our larger cities to small regional towns in outback Australia, Rotarians have been super busy over the past few months promoting the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and conducting student selections for the NYSF 2018 Year 12 Program. We spoke to NYSF Rotary District Chair (DC), Stephen Lovison from Sydney (D9675), about his involvement… 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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Welcome to the Family: NYSF 2017 Session C Volunteers

January 16, 2017 3:07 pm Published by

At each session of the NYSF, we welcome a series of amazing volunteers who are there for participant and student staff wellbeing and support. For 2017 Session C we welcome our Rotary Aunts and Uncles, Sandra Quintemeyer, Stephen Porter, Sue Neale, Brendan Stevenson and Vera Liondas. Furthermore, their sharing of their experiences about involvement in the program… Read more

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Faces of the NYSF 2017: Session A

January 3, 2017 9:26 pm Published by

In this photo above, we have the first of our volunteers supporting the NYSF 2017 Session A students and student staff: from left to right Damien Butler, Kirsten Hogg, Nigel Liggins, and Angela Forthun. First, let’s meet Damien and Kirsten, both former participants of the NYSF (or the NSSS, back in their day). Damien is somewhat… Read more

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Adult volunteer roles for NYSF 2017 January Sessions

October 27, 2016 11:48 am Published by

The NYSF is seeking expressions of interest from volunteers keen to participate in the NYSF 2017 January Sessions  – filling the pastoral care roles of Mum/Dad or Aunt/Uncle. This would be a great opportunity for alumni who have finished their tertiary studies, have been working for a while, and would like to return to NYSF… Read more

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From the Chair

September 2, 2016 4:13 pm Published by

I am very pleased to be taking on the role of Chair of the NYSF, after 12 months as Deputy Chair. I want to acknowledge the work that Professor Tanya Monro has achieved in her two years as the Chair, particularly on the constitutional review of the organisation, and the focus on to strategic planning…. Read more

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