National Youth Science Forum / Science Experience


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National Youth Science Forum

The National Youth Science Forum program is one of excellence for talented Year 11 science students contemplating a career in the science or engineering. It introduces students to the myriad of careers open to them in science and engineering, in Canberra, the students will work alongside experts in their respective fields as well as have access to industry and university laboratories that would not otherwise be open to students. The twelve days are action packed and students report that it has been a life changing opportunity for them.

Important dates to remember for 2017-18:

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

Application dates: Applications are open from 1 March to 31 May each year.

Find out more about how to apply.

Further details about the 2017 NYSF and promotional material will be forwarded to Clubs in late February 2018 however information about the program generally may be viewed at

Chair: Stuart Cardell (Southbank) Deputy Chair: Ian Willmott (Glenferrie)

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The Science Experience (formerly the Siemens Science Experience) is three days of fun science activities for Years 9 & 10 students. The program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists.

The program takes place in universities and tertiary institutions where students perform experiments, meet and hear senior lecturers in lecture theatres, attend site visits and experience what it is like to be on campus of a university or tertiary institution. The program also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering, and it highlights the wide range of careers available, as well as giving participants the opportunity to meet and share ideas with students from different schools.

Clubs should receive promotional material from the Science Experience shortly. Further information about the program may be obtained at Students should download the application form or apply on line at the above website.

Chair: Stuart Cardell (Southbank) Deputy Chair: Ian Willmott (Glenferrie)

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