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Interested in joining the Young Tassie Scientists?

We have a full team of volunteer Young Tassie Scientists for 2018, however we’d love for you to join us next year!

Read on for more information, and please contact to join the mailing list for the 2019 YTS team!


Join one of the country’s most exciting programs, Young Tassie Scientists! Flex your communication skills and be part of a diverse group of young researchers and early career scientists who travel the state educating young people and the community about the wonderful research happening in Tassie.

Since it began we have now trained up over 250 Young Tassie Scientists! Past participants have gone on to do very exciting things in science, research and science communication!

An Information Session will be held in April 2019 where you can find out more and we can answer any questions you may have. Please note that due to the sheer number of applications, we can’t guarantee everyone will be accepted.


The YTS team is made up of early-career researchers (scientists, engineers, researchers) and University of Tasmania research students (PhD, Masters, Honours). If this sounds like you, please apply! Under special circumstances we may also accept undergraduate students.


As a YTS you will be visiting primary and secondary schools during August to share what you love about your science work or research. We’ll help you prepare a short interactive presentation (20 minutes) suitable for audiences of various ages.

You’ll also be attending various National Science Week events – the YTS are ambassadors for Science Week in Tasmania! There are formal events such as a reception at Government House, and we also run hands-on science stalls at Science Festivals state-wide.


A whole lot of fun! Being in the YTS you’ll be getting valuable experience in presenting to various audiences, growing your profile through media, and the YTS road trips are an experience you will never forget.

As a Young Tassie Scientist you will need to commit to:

  • Attending YTS workshops on profile-writing, science communication and developing your presentation (3-4 workshops, 90 min each, held in June/July)
  • Submit a short profile about yourself along with 3-4 photos suitable for use in promotional material
  • Practice your presentation in a school in mid-late July
  • Attending at least 4 days of school visits during August (approx 8am-3:30pm)
  • Attending at least 3 public National Science Week events as a YTS representative (usually 2-3 hrs maximum)


Please contact to join the mailing list for the 2019 YTS team!