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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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We don’t think how we think we think

January 12, 2022 10:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What is critical thinking? Do you think you know how you think? What makes something accurate or precise? Just some of the puzzling, philosophical questions posed by Dr Peter Ellerton, Director of The University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project, to the participants in his critical thinking workshop. Dr Ellerton began by quickly separating critical thinking… Read more

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Endless possibilities with artificial intelligence

January 12, 2022 8:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Participants tuned in from across Australia to the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program’s Introductory Lecture by artificial intelligence (AI) expert, Professor Jon Whittle. Participants were in awe of Professor Whittle’s knowledge and passion for AI, as he explored the history of AI, career options, and his incredible journey to his current role as head of… Read more

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Two students are looking at a model of a human skull

Record numbers to attend Australia’s flagship STEM Youth experience in January 2022

January 10, 2022 7:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This week, more than 620 students from all over Australia will be connecting with leading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experts at the 2022 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program. The NYSF has delivered life-changing STEM experiences for 38 years, and 2022 is no different! Despite the challenges brought to in-person events… Read more

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2022 Congratulatory Messages from State Governors and Administrators

December 3, 2021 9:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF has a much-loved tradition where each of the State Governors and Administrators across Australia offers their congratulations and encouragement to incoming NYSF Year 12 Program students. This year’s messages have been nothing short of wonderful! View these messages our Governors have prepared, offering their heartfelt congratulations and wisdom to our amazing students. Governor-General… Read more

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Drumroll please… it’s your first glance at the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program!

November 12, 2021 1:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve been bursting at the seams trying to keep this information to ourselves and are super excited to spill the beans. Here are the first speaker and activity announcements for the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program! We can’t wait to showcase all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in January. Nobel Laureates, Australian STEM… Read more

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Meet your 2022 Chiefs of Staff!

October 8, 2021 11:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hiya! Tish, Rahn, and Charlotte here, your 2022 Chiefs of Staff. Firstly, we would like to congratulate and welcome you to the NYSF tribe. Each and every one of you should be incredibly proud of making it this far and it’s only just the beginning. You are now part of the NYSF network, something that… Read more

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