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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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NYSF signs partnership with Bayer Australia

November 29, 2018 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) has announced that Bayer Australia Ltd is a new funding partner with support covering delivery of the NYSF 2019 and 2020 programs. The funding also includes contributions to the NYSF Equity Scholarship fund. In a statement, Bayer says that it is looking to support students from regional communities to… Read more

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The last Next Step for 2018 – Sydney

September 7, 2018 11:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The last Next Step program for the NYSF 2018 Year 12 Program cohort included visits to NYSF Sydney-based partners in July. Macquarie University’s Departments of Mathematics and Statistics showed the students how maths and stats were used every day. NYSF Alumna and Macquarie academic, Dr Sophie Calabretto featured again, and we thank her and the… 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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Alumni promote NYSF Year 12 program at Australian National Maritime Museum

March 29, 2018 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Australian National Maritime Museum holds regular events focused on encouraging young people into science. Its Women in Science event, held in conjunction with University of NSW’s Science 50:50 project, recently aimed to encourage young women to continue their study in science – and is therefore in line with the NYSF’s mission of inspiring young… Read more

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If the chemistry is right…

January 24, 2018 8:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A few days ago, the NYSF 2018 Session C students from the Curie interest group were shown through the campus of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, and guided through a hands-on blueprinting exercise which involved the synthesis of metal complexes and the use of their photochemical properties. This visit to ADFA was… Read more

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Tales of diving, dark times and discovery from Professor Emma Johnston, UNSW Sydney

January 27, 2017 11:22 am Published by

NYSF 2017 Session C’s Science Dinner provided a great opportunity for participants to network, talking to researchers, partners and NYSF alumni. However the highlight of the evening was Professor Emma Johnston’s address which inspired, motivated and encouraged the participants to pursue their dreams and passions. She also provided some useful advice for the audience, young and… Read more

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