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Fake crimes, electricity and ice cores at the 2022 NYSF STEM Visits in Hobart

July 23, 2021 2:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Down south in Hobart, participants solved fake crimes, made hot chocolate with electricity they produced by riding a bike, and discovered how climate data is gathered from ice cores. With Hobart the hub for Antarctic studies in Australia, participants explored the type of research that can be done in Antarctica with the Institute for Marine… Read more

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2021 NYSF Year 12 Program: the Regional Edition

July 23, 2021 2:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For the first time, 2021 NYSF Year 12 Program went regional. Program participants attended STEM visit hubs around Australia, including three in regional and rural areas. The changes to the program due to COVID-19 restrictions gave us the perfect opportunity to pilot NYSF activities in rural and regional areas. It was a great chance to… Read more

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A Scientist’s Journey: From NYSF to a PhD

July 23, 2021 10:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF kick-started Michael Valceski’s STEM journey, leading to a mission to cure brain cancer. Taking all the opportunities he could, Michael reflects on his journey from Canberra NYSF to working on brain cancer treatment at the Australian Synchrotron. Michael’s STEM journey is full of taking opportunities and following his passions, and he encourages future… Read more

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Going virtual: a new look for the NYSF

June 8, 2021 2:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) rose to the challenges that COVID-19 provided to by completely re-inventing the format of our much-loved flagship event, the NYSF Year 12 Program. For the first time in 38 years, we delivered the 2021 NYSF Year 12 Program as a predominantly digital, interactive experience. This was coupled with localised,… Read more

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2021 NYSF Year 12 Program in Queensland

June 8, 2021 11:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Queensland students were delighted to have the option of in-person STEM visits as a part of the 2021 NYSF Year 12 Program. Visits were held across the state from 13 to 15 January 2021, at STEM organisations and universities in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Townsville. These visits were part of the broader 2021 NYSF… Read more

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2021 NYSF Year 12 Program: week three recap

June 7, 2021 4:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There was a second Nobel Laureate lecture and challenge with ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt AC FRS FAA. Read more about Professor Schmidt’s lecture in our article about the two Nobel Laureate lectures. One participant said, “I have always been really interested in Professor Brian Schmidt’s research so hearing from him was really exciting.” Another… Read more

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2021 NYSF Year 12 Program: week two recap

June 7, 2021 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Participants were introduced to a range of STEM fields they hadn’t considered. Starting with two days of introductions from NYSF Partners, participants discovered dream career and study options. “I was really interested in learning about the research that Lockheed Martin, CSIRO, CSL, and Bayer do,” said one of the 2021 participants. “It was so cool… Read more

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2021 NYSF Year 12 Program: week one recap

June 7, 2021 4:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The program kicked off with a star-studded Opening Event, setting the tone for the remainder of the program and building excitement for the world of STEM and what it can offer participants. For the remainder of the first week, participants were delighted by: science experiments in their own kitchen lectures from Nobel Laureate Professor Barry… Read more

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Looking back at the 2021 NYSF Year 12 Program

June 7, 2021 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Never before have we had so many diverse and exciting speakers or had to chance to explore so many different STEM facilities by live cross, both across Australia and internationally. We welcomed 574 students, of which 66% were young women and 48% were from rural and regional Australia. We awarded a record number of Equity… Read more

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