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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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Jaslin O’Connell – keeping options open

November 5, 2018 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We are getting close to our 2019 January sessions and National Youth Science Forum  (NYSF) 2017 alumna Jaslin O’Connor reflects on her time at the NYSF and how it affected the decisions she has made during her first year at university. “I attended the NYSF as a student in 2017, and since attending the January… Read more

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The chilly path to leadership

August 22, 2018 11:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Things are heating up for the NYSF 2019 Year 12 Program.  Rotary district selections are done, and the 2019 Student Staff Leaders have completed their training.  In July the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held its Student Staff Leadership Program (SSLP) in collaboration with training partner Outward Bound at their facility in Tharwa, in the ACT. The student… Read more

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Celebrating 35 years of NYSF Alumni

July 30, 2018 2:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In 2018, the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the NYSF Year 12 Program (previously called the National Summer Science School (NSSS)), which was founded by Rotary in 1983. To honour this achievement and to showcase this rich history, we’ve been running a special promotion featuring alumni from each year of… 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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Travelling the seas as a Naval Architect

May 10, 2018 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF 2009 Alumnus Lieutenant James Heydon has built himself a career as a Naval Architect, and Marine Engineering Officer.  Read on to find out how this interesting career has seen James travel the world … I attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2009 and was fortunate enough to be invited back in 2010 and… 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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NYSF says thanks

April 17, 2018 10:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This year the National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) Year 12 Program was bigger than ever with the addition of a third session in Brisbane for the very first time.  Nearly 600 students attended the 12-day program held over three sessions – two in Canberra at The Australian National University (ANU) and a third at The… Read more

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