Nowra Anglican College

National Youth Science Forum

Nowra Anglican College was very pleased three of our top Year 11 students were invited to attend the National Youth Science Forums (NYSF) during the January 2014 holidays. Amy Aquilina and Georgia Love attended a Forum hosted by Geoscience Australia in Canberra and Kai Illesca attended the session co-hosted by Curtin University and the University of Western Australia in Perth, after being nominated by the Rotary Club of Minnamurra  The forums are a two week program for talented students moving into Year 12 who have been identified as having a potential career interest in science.

The NYSF program consists of a mix of scientific, formal, personal development, and social activities. The program is run by students from the previous year’s NYSF, who have been planning and improving the forum over the course of the previous year. These are the NYSF staff and will either have just finished year 12, or first year university. These people will never tell a student what to do, but may make hints in that direction. Speakers at various forums, debates, seminars and other activities come from outside the science forum, or have been students many years ago.

Not surprisingly, selection for the NYSF is very competitive. In any one year as many as 2,000 students may compete for 432 places. Selection is coordinated by Rotary Districts across Australia with places being allocated by selection committees around the country. Applications for the 2015 NYSF close 31 May, 2014.Click here for more information.

Click here to read about Amy’s NYSF experience.


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