The NYSF Year 12 Program offers an exciting range of in-person and digital science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences for participants across Australia. This year the NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day hybrid (digital and in-person) program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM and to encourage continued studies in these fields.
Visits to some of the best science projects in Australia, such as the Cyclotron at Monash University and the laboratories at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute are a highlight of NYSF. The program has been strongly supported by Rotary and has been inspiring young Australian scientists since 1984.
After quite a bit of research and contacting three schools: Auburn HS, Kew HS and Melbourne HS we finally found a suitable student to sponsor from Camberwell Grammar School. His name is Jerry Ji and this year (Year 11) he is studying Units 1 and 2 of English, Chemistry, Biology and Specialist Maths as well as Units 3 and 4 of Maths Methods. Jerry lives in Kew. I interviewed Jerry over Zoom and believe that he is an excellent candidate for NYSF. His aim is to become a research scientist.

Like us Rotarians Jerry is keen to help others. In school he takes part in their Three Age project where the senior boys mentor students from Grades 2 to 6 in the Primary school. He is also a very keen member and one of the organisers of the CGS Interact Club. They have about 30 members and meet weekly. Their aim is to do hands on work to help others and to raise funds to support worthy projects.
I was delighted to learn this week that Jerry has been selected by the D9800 interview panel to attend NYSF in January 2022. The cost of the Program is $1900 and as is our usual practice our Club will sponsor Jerry for half of this.