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“Be open to opportunities and keep up your friendships established in NYSF"

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) has been running its Year 12 program for 36 years this year and it is certainly an influential event for all who attend.

Speaking with past participants, the one clear theme that emerges is the lifelong bonds established by students in just 10 short days.

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Ann Damien, New Technology Associate, facilitated a tour of Cook Medical for a group of Session B students in Brisbane on Wednesday. It was a pleasant surprise to hear that she was an alumna (2009), attending NYSF in Canberra 10 years ago.

Cook Medical is dedicated to bold leadership in pioneering innovative medical solutions to enhance patient care worldwide.

Ann was passionate about the opportunity of showing the NYSF 2019 participants on a tour of Cook Medical; to learn about the organisation and its values. She gave an informative talk about her role which involves scouting for new technologies.

Ann says that she genuinely loves being able to make a direct difference to the lives of patients. She concluded her talk with some advice for the current NYSF students.

“Be open to opportunities and keep up your friendships established in NYSF,” said Ann.

“If you’re not sure what you want to do in science, eliminate what you don’t like and work through what is left,” she added.

Thank you to Cook Medical for a comprehensive tour of their office, labs and manufacturing workshops.