Speed date a scientist

Are you involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) field? Did you study a STEM degree and then use those skills to go on and work in a different field? Would you like to share your experiences with young people who are passionate about STEM?

Each January, The National Youth Science Forum brings 400 Year 12 students to Canberra for a 12-day immersive science experience. Students visit research labs and industry sites, hear from inspiring scientists, and participate in skill development workshops.

A key part of the January sessions is exposing students to the range of career paths available to those interested in STEM. In 2016, we would like to extend the opportunities for students to connect with “real life” professionals and researchers in an informal “speed dating” format.

What’s involved?

Informal discussions where students have the opportunity to ask you about your job, your research and how you got to where you are today.

Each of the 10-12 rotations lasts 5-7 minutes, with no more than eight students per rotation.

When

Two sessions will be held at the Australian National University in Canberra. You can come to one or both. Why not invite your colleagues to participate?

For more information or to register your interest, click on the website details below for each session.  Or you can download this flyer.

NYSF STEM speed dating poster

Session A:

Monday 11 January, 9:30am – 12pm

https://nysfspeeddatinga.eventbrite.com.au

Session C:

Monday 25 January, 9:30am – 12pm

https://nysfspeeddatingc.eventbrite.com.au