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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

GRDC launches secondary school resources

October 27, 2016 11:20 am Published by

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), which has been a proud supporter of the National Youth Science Forum over several years, has recently released a range of curriculum-linked resources which explore the latest science, technology, engineering, mathematics, nutrition, research and innovation in the Australian grains industry. The resources present the professional nature of grain production… Read more

Growing great minds and great grains

February 23, 2016 11:51 am Published by

Did you know that wheat, maize and rice make up 60 per cent of the world’s population energy intake? With the world population on the rise and the ever-increasing demand for Australian grain, scientists and farmers are working to breed better varieties and develop new and improved farming technologies and techniques. It’s all about producing… Read more

GRDC’s new Seed to Store initiative a hit with science students

February 25, 2015 2:24 pm Published by

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) presented a new suite of science-based activities at the 2015 NYSF January Sessions. GRDC Capacity Building Program Manager Kathleen Allan says the new activities explored the biology and chemistry of cereal grains, engaging school students with the story of grain production from being sown as seed in the ground… Read more

A grainy day

January 13, 2015 7:23 pm Published by

Understanding how different strains of grains contribute to the quality and durability of wheat was the focus of one of the hands-on sessions during the Session A program on day 9. Facilitated through the NYSF’s partnership with the Grains Research & Development Corporation, students conducted a series of experiments that looked at cell structure of… Read more