The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and more. Our programs show the wide variety of engaging, rewarding and inspiring study and career options available in these fields.
Our flagship program is the Year 12 Program, which runs in January each year for students about to enter year 12. Since 1984, more than 11,000 young Australians have progressed through the NYSF Year 12 Program (including those run under the organisation’s previous banner, the National Science Summer School (NSSS)).
Rotary is the Founding Partner of NYSF and today the 21 local Rotary districts across Australia continue to conduct participant selections for the Year 12 Program on behalf of the NYSF.
Further programs delivered by the NYSF include
- Next Step – for current NYSF Year 12 Program participants
- International Program – for current NYSF Year 12 Program participants
- STEM Explorer – a week long residential program targeting year 7-8 students
- Student Staff Leadership Program (SSLP) – for selected NYSF Year 12 Program participants to train future NYSF student staff
- NYSF National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) – a residential program designed to inspire and motivate high school science teachers