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NYSF International Programs open up opportunities

November 6, 2013 12:12 pm Published by

In June this year eight National Youth Science Forum students travelled to South Africa to attend the National Science Olympiad Focus Week and spend two unforgettable weeks traveling around the south of Africa. Before heading to the Focus Week, the students stopped off in Cape Town, including a visit to the infamous Robben Island in… Read more

First students from Brazil to NYSF 2014

November 6, 2013 12:10 pm Published by

The 2014 January Sessions sees three students coming from Brazil for the first time to attend the NYSF. The REDE Programa de Olimpíadas do Conhecimento (REDEPOC) partners with programs in Colombia, Costa Rica, Eduador, France, India, England, Peru and Portugal, as well as with the NYSF.  The Brazilian program provides opportunities for extension work in… Read more

NYSF 2013 Alumni selected as ANU Tuckwell scholars

September 3, 2013 2:55 pm Published by

Two members of the 2013 NYSF cohort have been selected as inaugural Tuckwell Foundation scholars. Guy Leckenby, from Coffs Harbour, and Jakub Nabaglo, from Goulburn, were chosen from a shortlist of 72 students who spent a weekend at the Australian National University (ANU) undertaking a series of individual and group interviews. The original call for… Read more

From the Director

July 4, 2013 3:25 pm Published by

Mid-winter here in Canberra is generally a quiet time for the National Youth Science Forum. But this year the place is buzzing with significant developments, some perhaps surprising. First up, I have decided to step down from my role as Director of the NYSF, effective from the end of August. It’s a been a wonderful nine… Read more

Embassy visit for NYSF students in South Africa

July 4, 2013 3:15 pm Published by

Students from NYSF’s International Program are in South Africa, attending National Youth Science Week in Pretoria. The Australian Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Graeme Wilson, hosted a visit from the students as part of their visit.