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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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What can a Rotarian learn from the NYSF?

June 20, 2016 12:48 pm Published by

Danny Mattsson recalls his NYSF experience  Danny Mattsson is a Charter Member of Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise (District 9570) and has served as the NYSF area co-ordinator for that part of Queensland for the past seven years. As if that wasn’t enough, in 2015 and 2016, Danny supported the NYSF in a different… Read more

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NYSF2016 kicks off on Monday 4 January

January 2, 2016 9:08 pm Published by

On Monday 4 January 2016, the first of 400 year 12 science students will begin arriving in Canberra to participate in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2016. Coming from all over Australia, the NYSF allows students the chance to explore possible options for tertiary study in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a… Read more

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From the Chief Executive Officer

August 25, 2015 1:00 pm Published by

It is truly a privilege to lead such a dynamic and contemporary organisation. As confirmation of places are sent to the 2016 NYSF cohort, it’s a good time to reflect on the past year. 2014-15 was a very full and rewarding year – our highlights include the success of our youth and teacher programs, particularly… Read more

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“Why I joined Rotaract” – Jake Weragoda, NYSF Alumnus, 2006

August 25, 2015 12:50 pm Published by

Like many, I found NYSF in 2006 to be a life changing experience. The opportunity opened my perspective to challenge the status quo, and in turn, I moved from Bendigo in regional Victoria to Sydney for university. Following NYSF, I was selected to travel to Africa with the NYSF for the South African National Youth… Read more

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The NYSF from a parent’s perspective

August 25, 2015 12:20 pm Published by

Daniel Lawson from Kingaroy in Queensland attended the NYSF in January 2015 and has recently returned from London as one of the 25 NYSF Alumni representing Australia at the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). Here is what his mum Nicki Rossi has to say about the positive effects that attending the NYSF and LIYSF… Read more

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NZ science program a positive experience

April 29, 2015 1:14 pm Published by

Emily Mason from Port Macquarie in New South Wales was one of six Australian NYSF students selected to attend the National Science and Technology Forum that runs in Auckland, New Zealand in January. Her participation was partly supported by IBM’s Diversity and Inclusion program. Emily says that she really enjoyed how the NZ forum explored… Read more

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January 2015 Session A Wrap

February 25, 2015 2:30 pm Published by

And we’re back. The January Sessions of the NYSF2015 are done and all of our young people are home and hitting the books for their final year at high school. Both Session A and Session C were successful, with individual highlights that the students and those of us involved in delivering the program will remember… Read more

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