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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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NYSF in the media

February 25, 2015 2:18 pm Published by

Below are links to a number of stories and items that featured the NYSF in recent weeks. They are very helpful to review if you want to know more about the NYSF, its activities, and its program. Interview with NYSF students Sahil and Anastasia, about attending the National Youth Science Forum Announcement of major… Read more

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NYSF Alumni Brody Hannan recalls his NYSF experience

February 25, 2015 2:12 pm Published by

NYSF Alumni Brody Hannan has just started a Bachelor of Advanced Science at the Australian National University (ANU), and was selected as a Tuckwell Scholar for 2015, one of six NYSF students to be awarded these prestigious scholarships. Here he recounts how he got there: “My story with ANU and science began when I was… Read more

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You can join Rotaract NOW

February 25, 2015 2:08 pm Published by

The dirty little secret of serving the community are the benefits you get out of it. Whenever you spend chopping onions for barbecue, directing traffic in a car park, painting a community hall, sending mosquito nets overseas or any of the thousands of other things Rotaract and Rotary clubs do, you’re learning, growing and making… Read more

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National Youth Science Forum announces new funding partner

January 21, 2015 2:14 pm Published by

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held a launch event today at Parliament House officially announcing Lockheed Martin Australia as their major sponsor for the next three years. “This investment by Lockheed Martin is significant and reflects an understanding of the important role of outreach and extension programs in encouraging young Australians to continue their… Read more

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The half way mark – Session A NYSF 2015

January 9, 2015 7:22 pm Published by

It’s Friday already – half way point of Session A NYSF 2015. Thursday was another full day, with lab visits beginning in earnest.  Thanks to all of our partners and providers – your generosity in sharing knowledge, expertise and resources makes a real difference to the experience that the NYSF students have in visiting labs… Read more

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Opening Ceremony kicks off Session A NYSF 2015

January 7, 2015 10:50 pm Published by

Session A of the NYSF 2015 program was officially opened today in a Ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra. Professor Ian Young, AO, Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University; Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Senator for the ACT; Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at the University of South Australia and the Chair… Read more

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Rotary support a key role in NYSF

January 6, 2015 10:38 pm Published by

January is Rotary Awareness Month, and at the NYSF we could not be more aware of Rotary and the support it provides for our program. Every student who attends the NYSF has a relationship with Rotary, due to the role it plays in running the selections of participants from across Australia each year. Rotary also… Read more

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