Science Programs

The committee will promote selection and/or sponsorship of students by Rotary Clubs for two programs:

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

A three or four day hands-on science program in participating universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria for Year 9 and 10 students. There is no selection process and students only need to obtain endorsement from their local Rotary club if they are seeking Rotary funding. For more information go to

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

A program for students completing Year 11 and considering pursuing a science, engineering or technology based career are eligible to be apply. There are three fully residential sessions, two in Canberra and one in Brisbane each run over 12 days in January. This program spans two Rotary years and critical dates are as follows:
  • 1 March - Applications open
  • 31 May - Applications close
  • Late June/Early July – District interviews
  • Early September – District Orientation Session
For more information go to
Chair:  Chris Richardson (RC Balwyn)