2023 NYSF Year 12 Program

UNSW SMaRT Centre Director, Prof Veena will deliver a key note presentation for the National Youth Science Forum's 2023 Year 12 Program which offers a range of in-person and digital science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences for participants across Australia.

Veena will join a number of other leading STEM advocates to share their experiences and inspiration to over 500 students from across Australia. The NYSF Year 12 Program will deliver a rich and varied course using a hybrid delivery model which incorporates online learning as well as smaller state-based in-person sessions and site visits.

NYSF Year 12 Program website


The program will run on weekdays between 10 – 24 January 2023 and will be delivered as a mixed-mode experience – a combination of in-person and digital events.

At the program, students will have opportunities to:

  • participate in tours of science and technology facilities,
  • learn about cutting edge research,
  • engage with industry partners and research providers,
  • learn about university and STEM career pathways,
  • mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia, and
  • network with former NYSF participants to further increase understanding of STEM-related study and career experiences.

Watch the recoding of the 2023 NSYF information evening:


In week one, participants will join their fellow NYSFers for a digital program packed full of amazing STEM sessions, including specialist lectures from renowned STEM experts, careers days, critical thinking and STEM communication workshops, and more.

In the evening, connect with like-minded peers and share your passions in smaller social groups facilitated by the NYSF ‘staffies’.


In week two, participants have the chance to meet each other in person, see inside amazing STEM facilities and labs in capital cities around Australia, meet researchers and STEM experts, listen to lectures, and learn what a career in science looks like (and how to get there) at an online university expo.

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