Is your email address current?

2014 students – as year 12 completes, please make sure you hop on to the NSYF database and update your email address if it is still a school address. We need to continue contacting you into the new year and beyond. If you aren’t in our facebook group, please like our page and ask the join the alumni group and your year group. It’s a great way of keeping in touch.

UQ host free talk on women in engineering and civil construction – Fri 31 October

The University of Queensland is delighted to host Professor Sarah Springman as the 2014 Seymour Whyte Visiting Scholar.

The Seymour Whyte Lecture for Women in Civil Engineering showcases what careers for women in engineering and construction can offer. The lecture aims to help industry to better understand challenges and opportunities associated with women in engineering by challenging the status quo.

Professor Springman has managed to combine a passion for international sporting competition with a distinguished engineering career. A civil engineer by training, she started out working on the design and construction of dams in the Pacific, spent time at Cambridge as a young academic before joining the respected civil and environmental engineering departments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In July of this year, Professor Springman became the new Rector of ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

In addition to her scientific accomplishments, Professor Springman has also achieved major sporting success having represented Britain at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Triathlon and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her contributions to sport.

Free lecture at ANSTO – Professor Fiona Wood – Tuesday 4 November

STANSW and ANSTO are delighted to host Professor Fiona Wood for a special guest lecture. Professor Wood is well-known for her patented invention of spray-on skin for burns victims, a treatment which is being continually developed and was used to treat 28 patients badly burned in the 2002 Bali bombings.

Professor Wood will discuss the challenges of harnessing advances in science and technology in clinical practice.

Science students, teachers and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

When: Tuesday November 4, 4-5.30pm

Where: AINSE theatre, ANSTO

Cost: Free

Bookings and more information:


Interested in going to UNSW for Science?

The University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Science Info Day is being held on Thursday 6 November. UNSW is a funding partner of the NYSF.

Time: 09:00 to 15:00
Where: UNSW Kensington Campus
Hosts: Faculty of Science
This full-day activity is designed to give you a taste of university life as a science student!
To register visit:

Turning your NYSF experience into a science career

With a program that is packed full of exciting and diverse science activities it would be hard not to discover your passion for science at the NYSF summer program. Like the NYSF program The Australian National University (ANU) offers a great and varied range of science degrees and it is often this variety that leads people to their career choices.

An ANU science degree can lead you in a lot of career directions. Just take a look at these five ANU science graduates to see the variety

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NYSF Partners’ Days 2015

Dates for the two Partners’ Day events for the 2015 session are Wednesday 14 January and Wednesday 28 January. Partners’ Day offers a unique opportunity to speak directly to the students taking part in the January Session and is only available to NYSF Funding Partner organisations.

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The Expo Display session held in the afternoon of Partners’ Day allows for the students to ask individual questions of our Partners’ representatives. Contact for further information.