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NYSF Alumnus Jake Boyce

June 19, 2019 9:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Jake Boyce attended the NYSF 2015 Year 12 Program, and since then his passion for science has blossomed into a love for physics! We often highlight the hands on science experience the Year 12 Program gives, however it also allows students to gain confidence and grow as individuals. For Jake, the NYSF was special in… 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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Year 11 students apply now – NYSF 2019 Year 12 Program!

April 19, 2018 11:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Applications are now open for the 2019 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program! In the STEM arena navigating through career options is often difficult because of the huge variety of occupations in these fields, and the fact that many are not generally the “traditional” or “safe” occupations promoted or understood by parents, teachers… Read more

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Would you drink that?

January 19, 2018 1:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s elective day! That’s the day when NYSF 2018 Brisbane Session B students get to choose which labs they visit. This year, they were able to select from an algae farm, labs and institutes at UQ, a pharmacy school or a visit to the hypersonics centre. One of the options was a visit to the… Read more

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NYSF participants engineer for impact

January 8, 2018 12:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Kicking off their NYSF 2018 STEM visits, students in the Newton Engineering interest group for Session A were treated to a workshop with the ACT student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EWB Australia is a non-profit organisation that works within Australia and abroad to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged communities through education and… 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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STEM Talent on tap for STEM Explorer groups

August 24, 2017 10:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

South Australia’s abundance of talented scientists were highlighted during the National Youth Science Forums’ (NYSF) recent STEM Explorer Program. STEM Explorer, a pilot program held in collaboration with the South Australian Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) for year seven and eight students was designed to pique students’ interest in science and encourage them… Read more

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ANU Event – Girls in Engineering and Technology Program (GET Set)

May 17, 2017 11:00 am Published by

The ANU has the following event on offer to young women interested in engineering and technology with registrations now open. Girls in Engineering and Technology Program (GET Set) is designed for female students in years 11 and 12, who wish to explore an education and career in engineering or technology. This year The Australian National University… Read more

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NYSF 2017 visits Canberra firm Seeing Machines

January 22, 2017 5:31 pm Published by

Seeing Machines is a company started out of a robotics lab at ANU. The company develops technology which tracks the movement of eyes. This has a series of applications in the mining, automotive, aviation and medical industries. During the visit, the participants were able to try the ‘fovio’ system which is used in mining vehicles… Read more

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IP Australia: What Students Need to Know

October 27, 2016 11:50 am Published by

The NYSF welcomes IP Australia as our newest funding partner for the NYSF 2017 program. NYSF participants in the upcoming January Session will be able to learn more about this organisation first hand during Partners’ Day and through a site visit. But as a bit of background reading, IP Australia has provided the following information: “IP Australia is… Read more

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