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.
D9800 was allocated twenty two places for NYSF in January 2015 divided between each of the two Canberra 12 day residential sessions. In addition the district was allocated one place at the NYSF equivalent in New Zealand.
|District interviews at International House||1 August 2015|
|District Orientation Evening International House||19 October 2015|
|Applications on line for students open||1 March2016|
|Applications on line close||30 March2016|
|Rotary Club nominations for district interview close||30 June 2016|
Further details about the 2017 NYSF and promotional material will be forwarded to Clubs in late February 2016 however information about the program generally may be viewed at www.nysf.edu.au
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 www.scienceexperience.com.au. Students should download the application form or apply on line at the above website.