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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

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

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

National Science Teachers’ Summer School

February 25, 2015 2:19 pm Published by

The National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) is designed to provide experienced teachers of science with a chance to re-engage with their love of science, and in turn, enhance their teaching of science to students. In January 2015, just like students attending the NYSF, 46 teachers from around the country again converged at the Australian… Read more

Governors’ receptions recognise NYSF students

October 28, 2014 3:28 pm Published by

NYSF is fortunate in the support it garners from the state governors across the country, who kindly host our students at receptions, where possible, as part of our Orientation activities. These receptions acknowledge the work the students have done to date and their achievement on being selected for the NYSF, reflecting the importance of science… Read more

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

Why should the kids have all the fun? Summer school for science teachers

September 26, 2013 11:45 am Published by

For the fifth year, the National Science Teachers Summer School will be running in Canberra next January, coinciding with the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). Aiming to provide teachers of science with a chance to reignite their passion and enthusiasm for science and teaching, the NSTSS takes participants into research labs at the Australian National… Read more

Boosting the status of science teaching: what can we do?

August 9, 2013 4:11 pm Published by

NYSF Interim Director, Damien Pearce comments: With National Science Week upon us, there has been some discussion in the past few weeks about Australians’ level of science literacy, and the role of our science teachers in contributing to the wider community’s understanding of science. A recent survey of the Alumni of the National Youth Science… Read more