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Double the fun for science teachers in January 2018 – only a few places left!

December 6, 2017 11:55 am Published by

The NYSF is very excited to announce that two National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) programs will run in January 2018. Our well-established program at The Australian National University (ANU) will continue, with places for 40 teachers next year. In addition, a second program will run at The University of Queensland (UQ), also with places for 40… Read more

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Newcastle Tea Ceremony

February 23, 2017 11:48 am Published by

Students from the Newcastle area who recently returned from the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2017 Year 12 Program in January, were treated to an afternoon tea hosted by The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cr Nuatali Nelmes. The Lord Mayor congratulated local students on their achievements and selection to the NYSF program. “It was my… Read more

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Summer Science Satisfaction for Teachers at NYSF NSTSS

February 23, 2017 11:47 am Published by

Forty teachers of high school science from around Australia made the most of their own week-long excursion to Canberra in January to re-connect with their inner “nerd” and work out why they were inspired to teach science in the first place. Participating in the NYSF National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) offered science teachers with… Read more

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Australian Academy of Science: Upcoming Events

February 23, 2017 11:18 am Published by

Polymers in a Material World Take a journey with the Australian Academy of Science and see how science has twisted and warped what was once the stuff of make-believe to give us the polymers and plastics that now shape our world. The first in our two part series is all about polymers. This talk explores… Read more

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Hands-on lab visit to RSB at ANU for Session C

January 26, 2017 9:41 am Published by

With food security a global issue, investment in primary research into plant research has never been more important. Session C’s food, agriculture, and animal and plant biology group “Fenner” headed to the Research School of Biology to look at some of the latest in plant science research at the ANU. The entire session was spent… Read more

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ANU’s Zoology labs opens up a world of animal life

January 25, 2017 1:01 pm Published by

Session C’s food, agriculture, and animal and plant biology group “Hill” paid a visit to the Gould Building at ANU to get a tour of the zoology labs and facilities. The group was greeted by Liam Bailey, a PhD student who has been researching changes in shore birds’ behaviour  in response to extreme climates. After… 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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NYSF 2017 visits Canberra firm Seeing Machines

January 22, 2017 5:31 pm Published by

Seeing Machines is a company started out of a robotics lab at ANU. The company develops technology which tracks the movement of eyes. This has a series of applications in the mining, automotive, aviation and medical industries. During the visit, the participants were able to try the ‘fovio’ system which is used in mining vehicles… Read more

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NYSF 2017 has fun with physics at ANU

January 22, 2017 4:30 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 physics interest group, Wu was treated to a visit to the Physics Education Centre at the Australian National University. The visit was well received by all the students as they performed experiments about the physics of light and asked thoughtful questions of the physicists. Led by Mr Andrew Papworth (a long-term and committed… Read more

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Session C earth science lab visit rocks!

January 21, 2017 7:39 pm Published by

An obvious pun, but it had to be done… Earth and Environmental Science Group Darwin visited the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, to get a good look at the many areas of research that the school covers. As an introduction, the group heard the 3-Minute-Thesis speeches of three different post-graduate students – their captivating talks demonstrated… Read more

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