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A 10-day program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM.

Students with machines

Isabella Papadimitriou

NYSF 2020 Participant

It allowed me to go into year 12 with a calmer mind...

Naomi Leszczynska

NYSF 2021 Participant

It is endlessly interesting and inspiring to hear of what NYSF’s various alumni are...

Tori Parsons

NYSF 2020 Participant

Thanks to the NYSF I have gained interest in engineering which is something I may have never...


NYSF 2019 Participant

I would describe [the NYSF Year 12 Program] as the most incredible 2 weeks I've ever had...


NYSF 2018 Participant

The NYSF Year 12 Program was completely life changing...

Sally-Ann Poulsen

NYSF Alumna 1986 - Professor

NYSF immersed me in science in a way that allowed a realistic glimpse of a future STEM career.


NYSF 2019 Participant

A brilliant, amazing opportunity to meet likeminded people and see how science we learn in...

Dr Sophie Calabretto

Mathematician at Macquarie Uni

My job is pretty cool. I teach, I do research, and I do a lot of what we like to call ‘outreach


NYSF 2019 Participant

[NYSF] gives you a real world outlook into what you could do in the future and...

Tim Weiss

NYSF 2018 Student Staff

Being a staffie was a life changing event that allowed me to grow as a person in many ways...

Jade Arnold

NYSF 2018 Student Staff

The NYSF is such an empowering program, particularly as a staffie...


Parent of NYSF 2017 student

"I would like to say how grateful we are for this incredible NYSF program

Professor Aidan Byrne, Provost

The University of Queensland

I've been involved with the NYSF for many years. I am confident that expanding the program.

Cornelia Cefai

NSTSS 2017 Participant

Attending the NSTSS definitely reinvigorated my love for and faith in science.


NYSF 2019 Student Staff Leader

It was a true honour to be able to lead an incredible team of passionate Student Leaders...

Nate Byrne

Alumnus, ABC Weather Presenter

I went to NYSF in 2001 and had my eyes opened to the diverse and intriguing world of science.

Nigel Liggins

Rotarian and Science Teacher

As a science teacher, I've been encouraging students to apply for the NYSF for almost 30 years.


NSTSS 2018 Participant

While at NSTSS I got to meet amazing and inspiring scientists

The NYSF Community

  • 1150+ Applicants
  • 21 Rotary Districts
  • 196 Lab Visits
  • 600+ Sessions
  • 20,000+ Hours
  • 42% From Regional Areas
  • 400 Participants
  • 22 Next Step Centres
  • 59% Female