STEM Explorer Wrap Up

The first National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) STEM Explorer Program ran from 17-21 July in Adelaide, South Australia. The Program was the first residential STEM camp in Australia for this age group of year 7-8 students and was delivered as a partnership by the NYSF and South Australian Department of Education and Child Development (DECD).  The aim of the Program – to enthuse the participants about the study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Want to read more about the NYSF STEM Explorer Program?

If you’d like to know the institutions and organisations involved and the views of some of the key STEM advocates involved in the program you can read about that in “NYSF STEM Explorer roams across the Adelaide landscape”.

You can read about the activities undertaken by the participants in more detail in “Highlights of NYSF STEM Explorer 2017”.

Perhaps you’d like to know more about the NYSF’s “By Youth for Youth” program model and the NYSF alumni who volunteered their time and passion to support the young participants, while also gaining a valuable leadership development opportunity. You can read about that in “Meet the Youth Advisors of NYSF STEM Explorer”.

NYSF Student Staff Leaders for 2016

The NYSF is delighted to announce that the Student Staff Leaders (Chiefs of Staff) for 2016 are Brett Slarks from Mt Gambier in South Australia, who will lead Session A, and Meg Trinder-McCartney from Princess Hill in Victoria will lead Session C.

When Meg heard of her appointment she said, “Being given the opportunity to continue my engagement with this incredible program is both a thrill and an honour. So many of my current aspirations, skills and insights have been gained through my previous involvement with the NYSF, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to contribute these to the formation of a truly phenomenal 2016 program!”

Meg Trinder-McCartney

For Brett, “Since 2011, the NYSF has been integral in assisting me with my career pathway in science, developing personal attributes, and expanding my network within the Australian scientific community. Every time I have returned to participate in the NYSF January sessions, I have always gained far more than I could possibly contribute back. The NYSF is a unique program, and I am truly honoured to have been asked to return as the Chief of Staff for the 2016 January Session A Program. I look forward to the journey ahead, guiding the student staff for 2016, and in assisting the next generation of eager Year 12 students find and expand their interest within the STEM fields.”

Brett Slarks

Brett Slarks

Congratulations to them both.