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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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Dr Katie Owens, NYSF 2004 Alumna — A Global Career

February 23, 2017 11:42 am Published by

Dr Katie Owens attended the NYSF in 2004 and has gone on to have a career in Pharmaceutical research that has taken her around the world. “Attending the NYSF in Canberra was an incredible experience that I will never forget. I was so inspired by the scientists, Rotarians and other students that were involved in… Read more

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Carl Pinson, NYSF 2002 Alumnus — A Passionate Science Teacher

February 23, 2017 11:38 am Published by

Written by Carl Pinson. In 2001, I was contemplating becoming an Osteopath; I liked the idea of healing using manipulation of the body. Then I achieved a place in the 2002 intake of NYSF. The entire two weeks was amazingly memorable. I met some fascinating characters and enjoyed learning more about the study and application of… Read more

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Awards & Recognition: NYSF Alumni in the News

February 23, 2017 11:32 am Published by

Here at the NYSF we love to see all of our NYSF Alumni following their passion in their studies, careers and communities. It’s also fantastic when they are formally recognised for their hard work and over the past months a number of NYSF Alumni have been recognised with formal awards and scholarships. Simon McKenzie (NYSF… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Closing Ceremony

January 18, 2017 6:02 pm Published by

The final day of NYSF 2017 Session A was an emotional one to say the least. After two weeks of intense science and bonding with like-minded students, it was finally time to say goodbye. Who would have thought it could be so hard to do after a mere two weeks? It was a rollercoaster of… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Partners’ Day Expo

January 17, 2017 4:48 pm Published by

After the Partners’ Day presentations the students gathered for the Partners’ Day Expo , where they were able to meet, chat and network with representatives of the NYSF partners. The students were able to meet reps (and the presenters) from Lockheed Martin, IP Australia, UNSW Australia, Monash University, Melbourne University, Australian National University, University of… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Speed Date A Scientist

January 12, 2017 5:18 pm Published by

Speed Date A Scientist is an annual event at the NYSF that allows small groups of students sit and chat with many a variety of scientists from various disciplines and backgrounds. The turnout of scientists willing to be interrogated by the NYSF 2017 Session A cohort was phenomenal, resulting in an average of one scientist per group… Read more

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NYSF 2017 Session A: Opening Ceremony

January 6, 2017 8:43 pm Published by

On Wednesday, the participants in NYSF 2017 Session A were off to the Australian Parliament House for the official Opening Ceremony. After the “compulsory” group selfies outside of Parliament House and a wait in the queue for the security check, they found themselves inside the Main Committee Room for a series of talks. The Ceremony… Read more

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Faces of the NYSF 2017: Session A

January 3, 2017 9:26 pm Published by

In this photo above, we have the first of our volunteers supporting the NYSF 2017 Session A students and student staff: from left to right Damien Butler, Kirsten Hogg, Nigel Liggins, and Angela Forthun. First, let’s meet Damien and Kirsten, both former participants of the NYSF (or the NSSS, back in their day). Damien is somewhat… Read more

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Volunteering develops passion for crop genetics and research

December 15, 2016 11:53 am Published by

Ellen de Vries is from regional Victoria, and attended the NYSF in 2014. She is currently studying a double major in Genetics and Food Science with a concurrent Diploma in Languages (Italian) at the University of Melbourne. “Without the NYSF I would not have had the confidence nor the contacts to discover and develop my… Read more

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