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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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NYSF says thanks

April 17, 2018 10:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This year the National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) Year 12 Program was bigger than ever with the addition of a third session in Brisbane for the very first time.  Nearly 600 students attended the 12-day program held over three sessions – two in Canberra at The Australian National University (ANU) and a third at The… 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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Science Shaping Sport in Special STEM Plus Sessions

January 15, 2018 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

STEM+ is a portion of the NYSF program that focuses on visits to businesses, institutes and organisations that apply STEM skills in a broader sense in the delivery of their services or activities. There’s food, sport, communication and journalism, law, art, coding and any out of the box ideas that present themselves. Students nominated their… 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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It IS fish food!

January 12, 2018 8:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

That’s right, algae isn’t just the green floaty stuff on top of your fish pond, it’s used to produce fertilizer, a more efficient fuel called biodiesel and is a low cost, environmentally friendly animal food. NYSF students were lead around the farm by Dr Skye Thomas-Hall who showed them the various stages used to cultivate… Read more

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