National Youth Science Forum / Science Experience


District 9800 Students at NYSF (National Youth Science Forum)National Youth Science ForumNational Youth Science Forum

National Youth Science Forum

The National Youth Science Forum - Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program is aimed at talented year 11 science students looking to undertake STEM subjects in year 12 and contemplating a career in a STEM field. Students will participate in Canberra and Brisbane, working alongside experts in their respective fields. Access to industry and university laboratories not normally open to students is also part of the program. The twelve days are action packed and students report that it has been a life changing opportunity for them.

Important dates to remember for 2018-19:

In 2019, there will be three separate sessions running for the NYSF Year 12 Program with the following locations and dates. Each session has places for up to 200 students. Successfully selected students are not necessarily allocated a session in their home state.

Session A: Wednesday 2 to Sunday 13 January 2019 – Canberra

Session B: Wednesday 9 to Sunday 20 January 2019 – Brisbane

Session C: Wednesday 16 to Sunday 27 January 2019 – Canberra

Application dates: Applications are open from 1 March to 31 May each year.

Other Critical dates:

  • 30 June - Club interviews completed and nominations submitted to District Chair
  • Early August – District interviews
  • Late September/Early October – District Orientation Session

Find out more about how to apply.

Further details about the NYSF and promotional material will be forwarded to Clubs in late February each year however information about the program generally may be viewed at

Chair: Stuart Cardell (Southbank)

Science School - Lab VisitScience School - Lab Visit

The Conoco Phillips Science Experience

The Conoco Phillips Science Experience is a three or four day hands-on science program in participating universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria for Year 9 and 10 students. The program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists.

The program takes place in universities and tertiary institutions where students perform experiments, meet and hear senior lecturers in lecture theatres, attend site visits and experience what it is like to be on campus of a university or tertiary institution. The program also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering, and it highlights the wide range of careers available, as well as giving participants the opportunity to meet and share ideas with students from different schools.

There is no selection process and students only need to obtain endorsement from their local Rotary club if they are seeking Rotary funding.

Further information about the program may be obtained at

Students should download the application form or apply on line at the above website.

Chair: Stuart Cardell (Southbank)

Share this with your friends