The National Youth Science Forum

The forum is a highly sought after, two-week program on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for students entering Year 12. It runs in January in all capital cities and is supported by Rotary, the major universities, science and technology businesses and organisations and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Over the two weeks, participants experience keynote speakers, lectures, hands-on workshops, debates, expos, careers days, critical thinking and science communication. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) introduces students to careers in science which are beyond the traditional medical, science and engineering. It allows them to wider their horizons and consider the unusual and innovative.

The Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington has sponsored local students to participate in the NYSF for the past 15 years, enabling any student the opportunity to apply, be selected after an application and interview, and go on to study science. Some of our students are now genetic researchers, vets, nurses, engineers, in the RAAF and the Navy, software and game designers.

During the past four years we have funded five candidates from Mount Alexander College and this year, two additional students, Inas and Zoe will have the opportunity to explore their options.

We congratulate them and wish them an enriching experience in January 2022 •

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