National and Tasmanian Youth Science Forums . [NYSF]

For 12 days in January, students go to  Canberra  and live on campus as a university student. More than 100 like-minded NYSF participants come from around Australia and overseas to meet a range of scientists and researchers, to visit them at work and to do the kinds of things scientists do every day.

The NYSF participants debate the hottest science and engineering topics and pick up valuable skills to give them the edge in year 12 and beyond. It is not all work; they also enjoy the fellowship of their other NYSF participants through trivia quizzes, BBQs, discos and a range of sports.

Selection is competitive and not based solely on academic results, as NYSF participants should have interests outside school. Applicants must complete and submit an application by June each year and each applicant must be sponsored by a Rotary Club. Appropriate applications are forwarded to the District chair.

Committe Chair PAG Dennis Bordin  (Claremont)   0488 494 882

Dates for the 2017 National Youth Science Forum:

Expressions of interest open 1 March 2016 and close 31 May 2016.

Session A: Monday 2nd January 2017 – Saturday 14th January 2017
Session B: Monday 16th January 2017 – Saturday 28th January 2017


Each year, Rotary Clubs around Australia work with the NYSF to select participants to attend the January Sessions. Expressions of interest open on 1 March

For more details about how the selection process works, see
Complete your expression of interest online at, and follow the instructions.

Your full expression of interest needed to be sent to your supporting Rotary Club by 31st of May.

Step-by-step “how-to” of the application process can be viewed here.