The Young Scientists of Australia (YSA), Adelaide Chapter Incorporated is a group of like-minded young people aged 15-25 who share a common interest in science. There are YSA chapters all around Australia – in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and most recently, Adelaide. Our motto is “…promoting science to the youth of Australia…” – some of the chapters have been promoting science for over 15 years! There are a number of different ways that different chapters of YSA are able to continue to promote science, including:
- Staffing and running workshops at science schools such as The Science Experience, Biofutures, the International Science School and Youth ANZAAS
- Performing science demonstrations shows and workshops for schools, community groups and the general public
- Having an involvement with National Science Week
- Sitting on various science event committees around Australia
- Other activities and ventures as they arise
YSA Adelaide is a volunteer, not-for-profit organisation and we are able to continue our operations through memberships and donations from different sources in the community. Membership is open to anyone who are aged between 15-25 years of age and have an interest in science.
Don’t be afraid – while we do have quite a few very intelligent members, not all of us are the typical geek with thick-rimmed glasses parading around in our freshly starched labcoat! In the past, some of our members have continued onto tertiary study in Education, Law, Theatre and The Arts, Business, Engineering and some of our members have even joined the Defence Force!
As a member, you’ll be able to access:
- Staffing opportunities and other roles at science schools such as The Science Experience
- Leadership opportunities and experience on committees
- Regular social events in a drug, smoke and alcohol-free environment
- A newsletter published quarterly, full of activity reports, the latest social information, science articles and other bits and pieces
- Other opportunities that may come up from time to time
If you have any questions or would like further information on anything to do with YSA Adelaide, please email us and we’ll be happy to help.