The National Youth Science Forum
The National Youth Science Forum is a twelve day program for students moving into Year 12 who are thinking about a career in science, engineering and technology. The flagship event of the NYSF is the January Forum. Until recently this event had been held exclusively in Canberra and hosted by The Australian National University. Rotary has been in partnership with the program since 1984 along with the Australian Government, major industry, national research institutes and universities. 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. Inspiring Futures the NYSF helps students moving into Year 12, who wish to follow careers in science, engineering and technology by introducing them to research and researchers, by encouraging the achievement of excellence in all their undertakings, and by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. It also fosters discussion of, and interest in major national and global issues and emphasises the importance of maintaining continuing active interests in sport, arts and music.
The NYSF continues after January with a series of University and Industry Seminars and afterwards as a network of people with common aims.