National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
The National Youth Science Forum is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science. Rotary is the Founding Partner of NYSF , with the NYSF Year 12 Program being a 12-day residential 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.
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.
The Rotary Club of Frankston provides partial funding to successful nominees to the program, with applications open from 1 March to 31 May each year.
For further information on NYSF, visit the website or contact our Club.
Below is a testimonial from our NYSF participant.
Our 2019 NYSF candidate Amelie said:
“I have recently completed the National Youth Science Forum and I am shocked beyond words. Going into this forum, I expected to have fun lab visits and to meet a few scientists, which I did. However, this experience was much more than that. I met the most inspiring young individuals and bonded with them instantly. Being in such a positive environment where I can both learn about STEM and make life-long friends has had such a profound impact on me. This is why I am emailing you right now, to thank you and the rest of Rotary Frankston for supporting me and my future endeavours. Your support gave me a great platform for my career, especially as I wasn’t so sure about which field of science I was interested in before going to the forum.”
Some images from the Forum
The CERN Video Conference