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Vince Di Pietro

Chief Executive Lockheed Martin

We are fully committed to unlocking a passion for science and technology in future generations.


NYSF 2018 Participant

NYSF brought clarity to what I wanted to pursue after high school whilst also...


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.

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

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.

Harley Gray

NYSF 2018 Student Staff Leader

I'm incredibly grateful to have been a part of the Student Staff Leadership Team

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