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Staffie training? Tick

September 2, 2016 4:27 pm Published by

National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) student staff leader training partner Outward Bound Australia welcomed the 2017 staffies to their Tharwa training facility south of Canberra in July. Our trainee staffies were put to the test on their first morning with a giant ladder climb, which is designed to test the resilience and build team work… 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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From the Director

June 17, 2015 3:30 pm Published by

Expressions of Interest from students to attend the National Youth Science Forum in January 2016 closed on 31 May 2015.  Once again, I can report that the level of interest from students was high, and that we will again have more quality applicants than places available in the program.  That we have to disappoint so many… Read more

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From the Director

April 29, 2015 1:40 pm Published by

Online Expressions of Interest for students to attend the National Youth Science Forum in 2016 opened on 1 March and have been steadily coming in. Rotary clubs should however continue to promote the program in their local areas to ensure the students who will benefit the most from attending the NYSF have the opportunity to… Read more

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“The NYSF gave me the confidence to put myself out there”

December 16, 2014 3:29 pm Published by

Max Rintoul, NYSF Alumni 2011 I first found out about the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) from a friend who had not only attended the January sessions but had later attended one of the international programs in South Africa. I have always loved to travel and so after hearing about his experiences I was determined… Read more

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From the Director

October 28, 2014 3:30 pm Published by

I can report this month that all of the NYSF 2015 Orientation sessions have been completed – they kick off in September and run for a six week period, and are a really valuable way for the NYSF corporate team to present its credentials, if you like, to our incoming student cohort, their families, teachers… Read more

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Outward Bound Australia partner with NYSF in student staff training

October 28, 2014 3:25 pm Published by

In the lead up to the NYSF January Sessions, incoming student staff leaders travelled to Tharwa, 35 kilometres south of Canberra in August to participate in a leadership training program. A key component is the outdoor trekking experience and student camp environment, delivered by Outward Bound Australia. This trek experience helps participants to develop awareness… Read more

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The long road to leadership

August 14, 2014 11:20 am Published by

After dealing with trekking in sleet and snow in a Canberra winter, the student staff leaders for NYSF 2015 will probably be able to cope with any challenge that presents itself in January – although the weather conditions will be very different. The 2015 NYSF Student Staff Leadership Training Program began in April, with the… Read more

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What happened next? NYSF Alumnus Matt Wenham

April 28, 2014 11:30 am Published by

Matt Wenham has packed a lot into the years since he attended the National Youth Science Forum in 1998. Selected for a place in the NYSF International Program at the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, three days after his final year 12 exams he found himself at the Nobel Prize ceremony. He returned as an… Read more

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