The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a national not-for-profit organisation that offers STEM outreach in Australia. The flagship program is brings together year 12 students from across Australia with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Operating for over 35 years, NYSF has seen more than 11,500 young people participate in the two week immersive program.
Through the program, students take part in 12 jam packed days living on campus and gaining a taste of university life. Each day students have opportunities to interact with and learn from dedicated academics and students, attend industry and facility site tours to gain an insight into what it’s like to work in the real world, visit some of Australia’s cutting-edge science and technology labs and have plenty of chances to socialise and practice networking and communication skills at a social events.
Emily Rose Rees, NYSF alumni and current Bachelor of Engineering (R&D) (Honours) student at ANU cherished her time in the program.
“My experience at NYSF encouraged me to pursue a career in STEM, and to consider moving interstate to study at ANU. As a result, I moved from Perth to study a Bachelor of Engineering (R&D), and am now working on a Laser Guide Star Facility at Mount Stromlo which will help track (and eventually push) space debris to help keep our satellites safe in orbit.”
To apply for the NYSF year 12 program you must be in year 11 in the year you apply to attend in the following January. Applications are open from 1 March to 31 May each year.
For more information about the program and how to apply visit www.nysf.edu.au