Girls in Physics Breakfast: Geelong
Description

The event is a Science breakfast for girls in Years 10 to 12 at which they will hear Dr Ellen Moon from Deakin University.

Dr Moon will speak on 'Science in the Antarctic: When can STEM take you?'  'Studying science can be a route to an exciting and rewarding future, but how do you translate an interest in science in high school into a fulfilling career, and how do you choose from the variety of options in front of you?  In this talk I’ll use my career path and experiences as an example of the range of opportunities that a scientific career can bring, and will introduce a different way of approaching decision making.  I’ll also focus in on my learnings from a recent expedition to Antarctica, both in terms of women in leadership & polar science. As well as more traditional climate research, learn about how new materials & advanced mechatronics have enabled Antarctica-based scientists to lead the way in renewables, automated systems, and structural engineering'.

Students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two or three young women either in the early stages of a science or engineering career or still studying at university. Over breakfast, the students can query them about their life and work.

 

Cost: $15 per student.  First teacher is free, extra teachers at $15 each. 

 

When making a booking: If a teacher is making the booking and plans to accompany the students, they should enter their details as the 'First teacher'.  If this is left blank, then the system will assume they are not coming.

 

Discount Available: There are a limited number of places for students from schools with a low ICSEA value for whom the $15 cost per student is reduced to $5. To apply for this discount, please contact Vicphysics.  If approved, a 'Promotional code' will then be supplied by return email, which can be entered when making a booking.
 

Numbers: There is a limit of a maximum of 6 students per school.  Extra places may be offered closer to the day.

Venue: Western Beach Room, Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong, VIC 3220. 
Activities on Careers in STEM: After the talk the students will participate in two activities to assist them in identifying STEM careers that may suit their style of working.
Date and Time: Friday, 3rd May from 7:30am until 10:00am.
Contact Details: For further information check www.vicphysics.org/girls.html .  For any queries contact Vicphysics at vicphys@vicphysics.org.

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