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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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It’s World Intellectual Property Day

April 26, 2018 10:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today is World Intellectual Property Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity.’ World Intellectual Property Day is held annually on April 26 to highlight the role intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity, in the form of patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright. This year’s… Read more

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Taking the ‘Next Step’ in Queensland

April 24, 2018 2:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Following a successful Next Step in Melbourne, students headed to Queensland to see what  the state had on offer. Next Step is an extension of the NYSF Year 12 Program, for NYSF students to continue to expand on their knowledge of courses, facilities, scholarships and accommodation on different university campuses. The Queensland program was jam… 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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Talking Science Over Dinner

February 28, 2018 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Our 2018 Year 12 Programs are now over but what is left are the memories of many inspirational talks given by some of Australia’s leading scientists.  There were so many presentations it is difficult to talk about them all but students heard about everything from dark energy and gravitational waves to waste transformation, algae farming,… Read more

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Showing the art in science

February 1, 2018 3:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Q.     What has eight legs and is made up of dots? A.     A stippled drawing of a spider! Most of us have looked through a microscope during a science class at school but have you ever looked at something under a microscope with the intention of drawing it? One of the… Read more

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Alumna Kat Jackson is building her own road to success

November 6, 2017 11:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYSF 2001 Alumna Kat Jackson (formerly Kathryn Campbell) tells us about her journey from a small rural town in Central Victoria to working on motorway projects in Auckland, New Zealand. Nobody in my family had ever been awarded a degree, and few graduates from my high school went to university. My parents were very supportive… Read more

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