We speak with two alumni from NYSF, a not-for-profit organisation that has been running STEM residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science since 1984. This episode looks at the positive impact that this enrichment experience can have on school students and how the skills they learn are highly beneficial for early career scientists. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the National Youth Science Forum The NYSF exists to inspire young Australians to value science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and its importance in our communities. Supported by Lockheed-Martin Australia, Rotary, the Australian National University and the University of QLD, the National Youth Science Forum’s residential STEM experiences are transformative for young Australians and encourage life-long learning. Dr Timothy Smith Tim is the Operations Manager for the Swinburne University Engineering Practice Academy, an engineering consultancy that is educating the engineers of the future. Prior to commencing at Swinburne, Tim was the Scientific Programs Manager for the Human Variome Project, an international NGO dedicated to building capacity in the practice of responsible genomics around the world. In this role he was responsible for coordinating the research and policy development work of the Project’s 1,200+ members across 82 countries.
Tim studied biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Melbourne before starting his PhD that investigated novel methods for supporting the work of curators of public genomic variant database. In his spare time, Tim enjoys working in live theatre as a production manager, stage manager, and lighting designer, and brewing beer in his laundry. Twitter: @tim_d_smith Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Terwindt Stephanie entered the mining industry in mid-2010 at a junior exploration company whilst completing my degree in Geology. Following the completion of her degree, she began working at BHP Billiton as a Geologist within the Iron Ore division before moving into business improvement in early 2015. Her current role as Continuous Improvement Lead allows her to work across both of her passions - science and workplace culture - as she works with the engineers and scientists of BHP Billiton to improve and innovate the way we work. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-terwindt-95228729/
Further contact details & resources
National Youth Science Forum: https://www.nysf.edu.au/
Engineering Practice Academy – Swinburne University http://swinburne.edu.au/2017/engineering-practice-academy/
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