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Rotary Alumni Evening – NYSF alumni share advice and experiences with NYSF Session A

January 8, 2019 9:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Being knocked back on 108 job applications did not stop Dr Amy McLennan from achieving a highly successful and rewarding career. Our 2019 Session A participants received some very sound advice from NYSF alumni last night at the NYSF Rotary and Alumni Evening. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for current NYSF students to mix… Read more

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Launch time in Brisbane and Canberra

December 3, 2018 2:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It was that time of year again – time for the NYSF 2019 Year 12 Program Launch events – and what a great time of year with many of our alumni finishing their exams, the weather finally starting to warm up and preparations in full swing getting ready to welcome another round of young scientists… Read more

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Jaslin O’Connell – keeping options open

November 5, 2018 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are getting close to our 2019 January sessions and National Youth Science Forum  (NYSF) 2017 alumna Jaslin O’Connor reflects on her time at the NYSF and how it affected the decisions she has made during her first year at university. “I attended the NYSF as a student in 2017, and since attending the January… Read more

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Celebrating 35 years of NYSF Alumni

July 30, 2018 2:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In 2018, the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the NYSF Year 12 Program (previously called the National Summer Science School (NSSS)), which was founded by Rotary in 1983. To honour this achievement and to showcase this rich history, we’ve been running a special promotion featuring alumni from each year of… Read more

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Meet the NYSF STEM Explorer Youth Advisors

July 16, 2018 11:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF STEM Explorer Program 2018 kicks off in Adelaide today so we thought there was no better time to introduce the program’s Youth Advisors (YA).  One of the most important and unique aspects of the program is our ‘youth for youth’ model, adopted from the NYSF’s Year 12 Program.  For 35 years this ‘youth for youth’ model has been… Read more

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Travelling the seas as a Naval Architect

May 10, 2018 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF 2009 Alumnus Lieutenant James Heydon has built himself a career as a Naval Architect, and Marine Engineering Officer.  Read on to find out how this interesting career has seen James travel the world … I attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2009 and was fortunate enough to be invited back in 2010 and… Read more

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It’s World Intellectual Property Day

April 26, 2018 10:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today is World Intellectual Property Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity.’ World Intellectual Property Day is held annually on April 26 to highlight the role intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity, in the form of patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright. This year’s… Read more

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Help Rebecca support PNG earthquake victims

April 13, 2018 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every hour of every day there is someone around the world in need of a ShelterBox. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital aid to people affected by chaos of disaster and conflict worldwide. In partnership with Rotary, aid is generally supplied as a ShelterBox or ShelterKit that contains essential items that assist in turning shelter… Read more

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Alumna Kat Jackson is building her own road to success

November 6, 2017 11:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF 2001 Alumna Kat Jackson (formerly Kathryn Campbell) tells us about her journey from a small rural town in Central Victoria to working on motorway projects in Auckland, New Zealand. Nobody in my family had ever been awarded a degree, and few graduates from my high school went to university. My parents were very supportive… Read more

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