The NYSF Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to continue their studies in these fields.  At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:

  • visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities,
  • go on site tours,
  • listen to lectures,
  • take part in workshops,
  • go to social events, and
  • participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.
NYSF is a program dedicated to exposing outstanding year 11 students who are thinking about a career in science and engineering and related disciplines to major scientific institutions and researchers, so that they may make more informed choices for their future.
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 and Brisbane. All activities are fully supervised by student staff and resident Rotary counselors.  
Selection is extremely competitive, and applicants are interviewed in May each year, initially by sponsoring Rotary Clubs. Applicants then attend an NYSF Selection Day where they are interviewed, present a speech on a subject of their own choice, and are assessed by NYSF Alumni students.
Successful applicants are advised at that time of further details.

For more information contact the National Youth Science Forum chair
Greg Dux
More information is available from the NYSF website -