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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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January 2015 Session C Wrap

February 25, 2015 2:29 pm Published by

Session C kicked off two days later, and this Opening Ceremony was significant because of our announcement that Lockheed Martin Australia was coming on board as a major sponsor of the NYSF for 2015-2016-2017. The NYSF Science Patron, Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Ian Chubb again welcomed the students and encouraged them to continue their… Read more

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“ I recommend the experience as Rotary Aunt …”

February 25, 2015 2:25 pm Published by

The NYSF District Chair of Rotary D9700, Sue Moffatt, participated in the 2015 Session A for the first time, taking on the role of Rotary Aunt. This important volunteer position provides backup to the volunteer Mum and Dad on each session, and works closely with the counterpart Rotary Uncle, the NYSF Director, and the senior… Read more

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Fundraising tips from Rotary’s Harry Howard, District 9700

February 25, 2015 2:20 pm Published by

Cowra Rotary Club’s Harry Howard is an experienced fundraiser who has helped many NYSF alumni raise funds to attend international science programs such as the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). The LIYSF is a two-week residential event that attracts over 400 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21. It is held at Imperial… Read more

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