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National Youth Science Forum

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential experience, encouraging our best young Australian scientists to expand their horizons in science, technology and engineering fields. Since its inception in 1984, almost 12,000 students have progressed through the program. The testimonials of past NYSF students clearly articulate the impact that the NYSF has had on their attitude and approach to a scientific career.

At IGGS, we have an impressive track record of NYSF attendees. We encourage Year 11 students to take up the challenge of applying for NYSF, which is conducted through Rotary Clubs across the area. If a student is successful in gaining the support of a Rotary Club, they are then invited to attend a district selection panel, where the final candidates are chosen to participate in the program. The emphasis for selection is not simply scientific knowledge, but to also demonstrate a genuine passion for science.

This year, five Year 11 students chose to apply for the NYSF 2019 program, and all five have been accepted into the program. It is a truly outstanding achievement to have this many students attend the NYSF and is a reflection of their educational journey to this point.

NYSF 2019 attendees: Hannah, Laura, Katie, Evangeline and Kirsten.

Our School vision is to inspire girls to become confident, well-educated young women. Our girls will spend 12 days in Canberra in January next year, as part of a larger group of students from around the country. They are all there because they have been identified as some of the best young Australian scientists and IGGS is proud to feature so prominently in the selection of those aspiring scientists.