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.