The National Youth Science Forum interviews for NYSF camps in Canberra and Brisbane in January 2018 wil beheld at Walcha Central School over this weekend.
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.
In 2018 the NYSF Year 12 Program will be expanding, allowing 600 students to attend in either Canberra or Brisbane. The program provides a great opportunity for students who were interested in the STEM fields of study. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
“Experience and exposure to the top minds and resources in STEM at the level NYSF provides is unrivalled. If you can get access to this as a young person and springboard your career in STEM because of this opportunity, go for it.”
This year the NYSF is offering 40 Equity Scholarships of $1000 each to students who may need assistance to attend the Year 12 Program. This will encourage a more diverse range of students to apply.
The NYSF Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to continue their studies in these fields. At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:
visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities,
go on site tours,
listen to lectures,
take part in workshops,
go to social events, and
participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.
Participants also take part in sessions on entrepreneurship, critical thinking, how to work together effectively, and more. The focus is not solely on academic achievements, but on developing well-rounded individuals who have the skills and
confidence to determine their futures.
The NYSF is run by youth for youth, with a certain number of participants being selected each year to come back and participate in our Student Staff Leadership Program (SSLP) in preparation to help run the program the year after they first attended.
DATES FOR THE NEXT NYSF YEAR 12 PROGRAM
In 2018, there will be three separate sessions running for the NYSF Year 12 Program with the following locations and dates. Each session has places for up to 200 students. Successfully selected students are not necessarily allocated a session in their home state.
Session A: CANBERRA – Tuesday 2 January 2018 – Saturday 13 January 2018
Session B: BRISBANE – Tuesday 9 January 2018 – Saturday 20 January 2018
Session C: CANBERRA – Tuesday 16 January 2018 – Saturday 27 January 2018
Jul 29 2017 - 10:00 to Jul 30 2017 - 16:00