National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is an Australian

program dedicated to exposing year eleven students who are

 heading into year twelve and are thinking about a career in

science, engineering and related disciplines to major scientific institutions and researchers, so that

they may make more informed choices for their future endeavours. They are also given training in

time management, interview skills and public speaking.

The Forum is fully residential and takes place during January in Canberra. All activities are fully

supervised by student staff and resident Rotary counsellors. The program is extremely intensive

with little time for outside activities except for meeting those people already in the program.

The most important aspect coming from the NYSF is a network of friends, colleagues and support

groups throughout Australia which will be of value to participants for the whole of their lives.

The NYSF continues after January, first in the form of university seminars and industry site visits in

March and April and afterwards as a long term personal network of people with common aims.