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Exploring the chemistry behind coffee

January 14, 2018 9:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Did you know that coffee is the second most consumed drink on the planet? Narrowly beaten by tea, this makes for an enormous worldwide industry, reliant on some hardcore science! NYSF 2018 Session A students were given behind the scenes access at Two Before Ten Coffee in Canberra to explore the science that turns a plant… Read more

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My Dream Job as a Bioanalytical Chemist with CSL

August 23, 2017 11:25 am Published by

CSL has been a valuable partner to the NYSF for eight years and has a range of exciting career options available for STEM graduates. Keep reading to discover more about just one career path on offer at CSL. “I always thought I would end up in biology, but through exposure to practical work I ended… Read more

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NYSF 2017: Chemistry at ANU

January 7, 2017 10:00 pm Published by

Did you know that the level of vitamin C legally defines the difference between a fruit drink and a fruit juice? Well you do now. The purpose of this definition is to prevent manufactures from watering down their juices, and that’s what some of our students investigated first NYSF lab visit at the Research School… Read more

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Alex Schumann-Gillett, NYSF 2010 Alumna

October 27, 2016 11:33 am Published by

Alex Schumann-Gillett attended NYSF in 2010. “Growing up, I always had a keen interest in science and was extremely excited when I attended Session C of the NYSF 2010 in Canberra (I’m in the front row with the white t-shirt in the picture below). Attending NYSF really transformed my interest in science into a passion… Read more

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Say yes to opportunity

April 29, 2015 1:38 pm Published by

If you’d told young Liesl Folks at the 1984 inaugural NSSS (National Science Summer School) that one day she’d be the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at a major American university she wouldn’t have believed you. It certainly wasn’t part of the plan. There wasn’t one. “I’ve never had plans or expectations. I live… Read more

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“NYSF is a four letter word!”

December 15, 2014 3:06 pm Published by

This January, Session C will hear from NYSF alumni and academic Dr Neeraj Sharma from the University of New South Wales during Partners’ Day.  Here’s a bit about Neeraj… “Summer of 2001 was when I discovered that scientists are very cool – they get to discover completely new things and play with complicated and funky… Read more

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“… by the end of NYSF I was completely hooked on science”

November 6, 2013 12:55 pm Published by

Seven years ago I was lucky enough to go to NYSF, Session B, 2006. What followed was a two week blur of science, chanting, laughter, confidence building, friendship and that inevitable final day when you realise you have to go back home. I was in Rutherford, being a chemistry enthusiast at the time, and wore… Read more

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ANU features NYSF alumna in video on studying science

November 6, 2013 12:18 pm Published by

NYSF student Claire Taylor and her family from Guyra in New South Wales were recently featured in this video about studying science at the Australian National University, “Making a move”. Sam Hutton, former president of the Rotary Club of Guyra, which supported Claire’s application to attend the NYSF says, “Claire’s big shift was going to… Read more

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