Girls in Physics Breakfast: Warrnambool
The event is a Science breakfast for girls in Years 10 to 12 at which they will hear Dr Gail Iles from RMIT.
Dr Iles will speak on 'Human spaceflight and science in space' . Abstract: Space provides us with the unique environment of microgravity and vacuum in which to perform scientific experiments. Humanity has achieved a permanent presence in space and the vast majority of time is spent conducting science. On Earth, we can briefly recreate, microgravity conditions in drop towers and on board parabolic flights. These are used to test experiments that are intended for long-term use on the international space station. In this talk I will describe the types of experiments that benefit from microgravity, how to recreate microgravity on Earth, and the science that is currently being studied on the space station. The talk will conclude with the future plans of humanity and what science and technology we need in order to continue exploring our solar system.
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.
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