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Van Dooren Lab at ANU offers NYSF a hands-on visit

January 21, 2017 1:12 pm Published by

The NYSF 2017 Food, Agriculture and Animal & Plant Biology group ‘Hill’ visited the Van Dooren Lab this afternoon, located in ANU’s Research School of Biology. Hosted by Dr Giel Van Dooren and his team of postgraduate students, the Hill group spent anafternoon learning about parasitology. Parasitology is the study of parasites, organisms that feed off… Read more

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NYSF 2017 visits University of Canberra Health Sciences

January 20, 2017 8:47 pm Published by

The NYSF 2017 Health and Medical Science groups Blackburn and Doherty visited the University of Canberra learning what it would be like studying nursing, pharmacy, or radiology. First was a visit to the Nursing Laboratory. Here the workshop focused on the heart. The participants tested each other’s heart rates, learned how to use a stethoscope and… Read more

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Advocacy, Activism, Academia.

January 20, 2017 8:41 pm Published by

In an intriguing and captivating lecture to the NYSF 2017, Associate Professor David Caldicott explored the politics of science, the rise of anti-science and some of the challenges that the world faces. Dr Caldicott is an Emergency Consultant at Calvary Hospital in Canberra, an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, and a Clinical Senior… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session C: Welcome lecture

January 17, 2017 9:11 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 Session C started off with a visit to the Australian Academy of Science at the Shine Dome. In this iconic building, the participants were intrigued by the words of the Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science, Dr Anna-Maria Arabia and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, at the University of South Australia,… Read more

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Paleoanthropologist Dr Rachel Wood speaks about human development research

January 17, 2017 1:14 pm Published by

This year, NYSF 2017 participants were able to attend one of three specialist lectures which catered to their personal interests in STEM. Students with an interest in anthropology and biology attended a lecture presented by Dr Rachel Wood. Dr Wood completed her master’s degree in archaeological science at the University of Oxford, she then worked… 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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Professor Brian Schmidt on a life in science … and the future of the universe: NYSF2017

January 13, 2017 2:51 pm Published by

NYSF 2017 Session A students were treated to a lecture presented by Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate and now Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University. Along with Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter, Professor Schmidt was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe…. Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: This is CERN calling – come in Canberra

January 13, 2017 2:31 pm Published by

One of the unique experiences of the NYSF program is a live video conference with Dr Rolf Landua, the head of the CERN education outreach group. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), is a research organisation that employs 13,000 scientists, engineers and IT specialists. They also operate the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva,… Read more

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ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute: Gravity, String, and Infinity

January 9, 2017 8:32 pm Published by

Students in the Lovelace interest group for NYSF 2017 Session A were treated to a captivating mathematics lecture, presented by three members of the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. The first presenter, Chaitanya (Chenni) Oehmigara is a PhD student at the ANU. Chenni is a computational mathematician, she is currently working on modelling gravitational… Read more

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Session A students visit ANU biology and medicine teaching laboratories

January 9, 2017 8:16 am Published by

NYSF 2017 students in the Session A health and medical sciences interest groups had an eventful series of lab visits last week. On Thursday, the students participated in a hands-on laboratory demonstration run by Dr Andras Keszei, the first year coordinator for biology at the Australian National University. Andras has been involved with the NYSF… Read more

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