NYSF - National Youth Science Forum
NYSF has been operating for over 30 years and its aim is to encourage young Australians to be the next generation of leading scientists, engineers and mathematics experts supporting a sustainable future for our nation. Students moving into year 12 who wish to follow careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are introduced to research and researchers and encouraged to achieve excellence in their undertakings by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. National Youth Science Forum is a 12 day experience held in Canberra and Brisbane in January of each year. The mission of NYSF is to provide community minded and science-focused young Australians with an opportunity to network and develop insight into skills, careers and a lifetime of achievement in science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Approximately 42 candidates from D9600 are selected each year.
George Gleeson is our 2020 NYSF candidate. He attends Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Noosaville and is currently studying Engineering, Digital Solution, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and General English. George is extremely interested specifically in Robotics and is the team captain of a team which has participated in an Australia wide schools competition and have placed 4th in the competition twice. George has also founded Micro-Machines in January 2019 at the Peregian Digital Hub where he and his team have held courses on Arduino (micro-controller) for young aspiring technological innovators. He has also founded the Inventor club within his school where he runs a Thursday afternoon program during the term – this club has 15 students aged from 8 -13 (with a waitlist of 2). He participated in the QUT STEM camp last term and plans to study a Bachelor of Engineering at University.