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From mechanical engineering to a career in Defence

February 21, 2019 1:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After landing a position in the graduate program at the Department of Defence, NYSF 2009 alumna Stephanie Otte offers some great advice to students and tells us about her study/career journey so far.  “Hi! My name is Stephanie Otte and I attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2009. I first heard about NYSF… Read more

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A participant’s take on the NYSF Year 12 Program

September 26, 2018 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The NYSF 2019 Year 12 Program is fast approaching.  NYSF 2018 Alumna, Bronte Heselhurst looks back on her time at Session B in Brisbane. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) inspires young Australians to value science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and its importance in their communities. I was privileged enough to attend NYSF 2018… Read more

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Jordan Knight (NYSF 2017) on embracing change

July 17, 2018 12:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jordan Knight attended the NYSF in 2017 and is now studying at The University of Queensland: “For me, attending the National Youth Science Forum feels like it was just yesterday. And though I only attended the NYSF in January 2017, I can truly say that it has already changed and had such a great impact… 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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Would you drink that?

January 19, 2018 1:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s elective day! That’s the day when NYSF 2018 Brisbane Session B students get to choose which labs they visit. This year, they were able to select from an algae farm, labs and institutes at UQ, a pharmacy school or a visit to the hypersonics centre. One of the options was a visit to the… Read more

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What do Blue Smarties, Seaweed and Virtual Reality Have in Common?

January 17, 2018 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Institute of Molecular Biosciences (IMB) in Brisbane is a global leader in multidisciplinary life sciences research, bringing together 500 researchers from across the globe for disease discovery, application and sustainable futures. It has capitalised on one of the greatest periods of discovery in history – the genetic and molecular basis of life and its… Read more

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Stars were out today …

January 14, 2018 8:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The highlight of the second day was a lecture for NYSF Session B students by University of Queensland (UQ) Professor Tamara Davis about her global collaborations on dark energy and gravitational waves. Professor Davis has scanned huge sections of our night sky to build three-dimensional maps of our observable universe. In their deepest regions, these maps show… Read more

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NYSF 2018 kicks off

January 2, 2018 7:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two-hundred high-school students descended on Canberra this afternoon for the first of three NYSF 2018 summer programs to be rolled out through the month of January. Enthusiastic student ‘staffies’ greeted the bus-loads of tired students with chanting, clapping and games. Participants hail from all across the country, from Western Australia to Tasmania, along with several international students… Read more

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