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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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Let the Science Begin!

January 6, 2018 7:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After a busy morning at Parliament House on the first day of NYSF Session A, the students attended an opening lecture at the Australian Academy of Science – in the iconic Shine Dome building itself! The session was opened by another NYSF Alumnus, Dr Chris Hatherly, the Director of Science Policy at the Academy. He… Read more

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What NYSF did in National Science Week

August 25, 2017 2:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What will our Future Earth look like?  This was the topic of National Science Week this year –  a week designed to acknowledge and celebrate science in all of its aspects,  and to encourage younger people to become fascinated in the world we live in. In Canberra, the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and its… Read more

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Australian Academy of Science: Upcoming Events

February 23, 2017 11:18 am Published by

Polymers in a Material World Take a journey with the Australian Academy of Science and see how science has twisted and warped what was once the stuff of make-believe to give us the polymers and plastics that now shape our world. The first in our two part series is all about polymers. This talk explores… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Welcome lecture

January 4, 2017 9:01 pm Published by

What better way to kick off the NYSF 2017 than with a visit to the Australian Academy of Science – in particular, the iconic Shine Dome itself. Students were off to an early start for the annual photoshoot outside of the Dome. We then ventured inside to be welcomed by the CEO of the Australian Academy… Read more

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Launch for NYSF 2017

October 27, 2016 11:58 am Published by

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) launched its 2017 January programs earlier this month at the Australian National University (ANU). Andrew Metcalfe, AO, Chair of the NYSF Board said the January program would be better than ever due to the ongoing support of our funding partners and organisations that facilitated the program.  Mr Metcalfe made… Read more

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“NYSF was a turning point for me” – NYSF Alumnus Chris Hatherly

November 11, 2015 4:15 pm Published by

Chris Hatherly is the Director of Science Policy and Projects at the Australian Academy of Science. His journey into science began in 1996 at the National Youth Science Forum. “Full immersion into the National Youth Science Forum began in January 1996. Student accommodation with several hundred like-minded friends by night, and lab-tours, lectures and mind-expanding… Read more

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Humans in space and dark stuff: are you curious?

November 11, 2015 3:55 pm Published by

What happens to the human body in space? How small is a nanoparticle? And just what is dark matter? Nova, the Australian Academy of Science’s website for curious minds, has been answering these questions since its launch just four months ago. Nova’s most popular topics include the enhanced greenhouse effect, the chemistry of cosmetics, and… Read more

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