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Explore your STEM future at an NYSF STEM Hub.

Young people with a passion for science

Students in Year 12 from around Australia

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Find your STEM passion at an NYSF STEM Hub

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) STEM Hubs are designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.​

In 2024, the NYSF will run three STEM Hubs throughout the year:

  • Melbourne – 1 July to 4 July
  • Adelaide – 8 July to 11 July
  • Sydney/Newcastle – 16 July to 18 July

What is a STEM Hub?

A STEM Hub is a non-residential STEM experience where you can connect with STEM pathways and careers around Australia. You’ll join exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences typically inaccessible to the public and connect with STEM professionals—a crucial networking opportunity for your future. 

Whether you’re passionate about robotics, biomedicine, astronomy, biology, or anything in between, there’s a STEM Hub waiting to show you what a STEM career is really like!

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • participate in tours of science and technology facilities,
  • learn about cutting-edge research,
  • engage with industry partners and research providers,
  • learn about university, training and STEM career pathways,
  • mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia, and
  • attend social activities. 

Eligibility

If you have completed Year 12 in 2023 or are currently a Year 12 student (or equivalent) in Australia with an interest in STEM, we welcome you to the NYSF STEM Hubs! 

NYSF reserves the right to refuse the enrolment of any Participant if the Participant does not meet the eligibility guidelines, due to operational reasons, or where the Participant has previously breached NYSF’s Codes of Conduct.

Program fee

Program fee: $250

Registrations will close at 12pm on 19 June 2024.

Interested in purchasing tickets for a larger group? Please contact us at nysf@nysf.edu.au

The fee covers all programmed visits and activities. Transport to and from the STEM Hub, individual visits and any accommodation required are the responsibility of the attendee. Students from outer metro, regional and rural areas, and interstate may choose to stay with friends or family or organise their own accomodation nearby in order to attend the day-visits, however this is not a requirement. Participants are encouraged to view the program and ensure they can travel to the visit locations.

STEM visits

RSVPs for individual STEM visits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis via the Whova Event App. You will need to RSVP to individual STEM visits as part of your registration, so we recommend registering as soon as you can when it opens to ensure you can attend your preferred STEM visits.

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Supervision

Participants will be supervised by Student Staff Leaders, Rotary volunteers, and members of the NYSF Corporate Team.

Withdrawal/Cancellation Information

(further information available in Participant Agreement on registration)

Cancellation by Participant
Any cancellation/withdrawal of a Participant before 19 June 2024 will result in a refund of the Fee to the Participant minus any non-refundable costs, such as paid tours or venue entry fees purchased by NYSF on behalf of the Participant.‌

Any cancellation/withdrawal of a Participant on or after 19 June 2024 (Late Withdrawal) will result in no refund of the Fee to the Participant.‌

Cancellations must be made in writing to programs@nysf.edu.au. The cancellation date is calculated on the day of receipt of written notification of cancellation.‌

Refunds will not be made to Participants if they fail to attend all or part of the Program.

Cancellation/Changes by NYSF
NYSF will use its best endeavours to provide all Program components as advertised but reserves the right to alter or cancel any activities or other arrangements without notice subject to operational, technical, health and safety, weather or other considerations.‌

If NYSF cancels the Program (for reasons other than a Force Majeure Event), the Participant will receive a full refund of the Fee.‌ If NYSF cancels the Program due to a Force Majeure Event, no refunds will be available to Participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend a STEM Hub in a different state from where I live?

Yes! You will need to arrange your own travel and accommodation. 

Can I attend more than one STEM Hub?

Yes! You can attend as many STEM Hubs as you want. Ensure that you are also registered and have paid the STEM Hub program fee for the additional STEM Hubs you want to attend.

Can I buy STEM visit tickets individually? 

No. The STEM Hub program fee covers all programmed days of the Hub. As noted above, the Participant needs to RSVP to secure a place to individual STEM visits in a STEM Hub.

Tickets are sold out for the Hub that I wanted to attend, are there any more tickets?

Please send us an email at programs@nysf.edu.au as we may open more spots where possible.

Can I register now and RSVP to individual STEM visits later?

Immediately after registration, it is strongly recommended for attendees to download the Whova event app and RSVP to individual STEM visits as places could get booked out sooner than expected.

I have registered, downloaded the event app and have RSVP’ed to the STEM visits, is there anything else I need to do?

Yes. After registration, you will have received an email from NYSF with a link to a Program Agreement Form that needs to be reviewed and signed by yourself (and your parent/guardian, if you are below 18). The Program Agreement needs to be fully signed and completed before the due date, otherwise, we may cancel your registration and remove you from the RSVP list for STEM visits.