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Choosing future pathways at NYSF with Isaac and Xavier

March 10, 2022 4:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Despite living over 500 km from each other, Xavier Hulls and Isaac Covington-Groth have connected at the National Youth Science Forum, joining 630 like-minded STEM enthusiasts for a summer of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Isaac is currently taking Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, and Specialist Mathematics at his high school in Netherby, South Australia…. Read more

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NYSF STEM Challenge: Achieving Ag2030 goals

February 22, 2022 8:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Scroll to view winning entries! The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) provides opportunities for Australia’s future leaders in STEM to brainstorm solutions to the world’s toughest challenges, forging networks of like-minded peers to debate and develop pitches and proposals that showcase the innovation of Australia’s youth. The NYSF STEM Challenges are not just chosen for… Read more

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Connecting to community at NYSF with Mahsa

February 2, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Chatting with Mahsa Nabizada, a current participant at the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program, it’s impossible not to have hope for a bright future.  Hailing from Toowomba, Mahsa waited very patiently for her time to apply for the NYSF Year 12 Program after first hearing about it from one of her student mentors when she was… Read more

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A Beginner’s Guide in Believing in Yourself: An Afternoon with Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

January 20, 2022 1:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF Year 12 Program is renowned for the unique and life-changing experiences it provides for its participants. One of the most exceptional of these experiences is the Nobel Laureate Lecture – how many high school students have the chance to attend a live presentation from a Nobel Laureate and ask them questions about their… Read more

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Seeing further out and further in with CERN

January 18, 2022 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CERN, located in Geneva, Switzerland, is a beacon of international collaboration with global institutions sending researchers to operate the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Dr Steven Goldfarb introduces the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, as a beacon of human achievement. “Every single one of these wires and tubes was connected by a human… Read more

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Starting up to change the world

January 17, 2022 9:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Introducing the Start-up Panel! The 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program participants are eager to put their footprint on the world, so the questions came thick and fast.  How do I start a start-up? What skills do I need? How do I develop them?  The panel let us in on some insider wisdom on what gaps… Read more

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Zip it. Squish it. Agitate it. Strain it. Admire it!

January 13, 2022 1:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What do rubbish bags, straws, fruit, toilet paper, and ice have in common? These are all materials used by participants during their exciting afternoon of Science@Home!  With their Critical Thinking skills unlocked from that morning’s session, Stuart Kohlhagen aka The Science Nomad started by extending everyone’s ability to question “the rule” and encouraged them to… Read more

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