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Girls in Physics Breakfast: Wodonga
Description

The event is a Science breakfast for girls in Years 10 to 12 at which they will hear Dr Adelle Wright from the Australian National University.

 

Dr Wright will speak on 'Nuclear Fusion: An Australian Perspective' . Nuclear fusion is what happens when two atoms join together to release tremendous amounts of energy.  As a power source, fusion requires very little fuel, is safe and produces no greenhouse gases. Fusion powers the Sun, so what does it take to harness it here on Earth?

 

The first part of the talk will discuss the history of fusion science, culminating in the world’s largest fusion experiment which is currently under construction in France

 

The second part of this talk will give an overview of the cutting-edge research happening in Australia and how the contributions of local scientists are making ground breaking contributions to the global quest for fusion power.  Along the way, I will attempt to shed some light on what it’s like to unravel the mysteries of the world around us for a living and discuss what it takes to pursue a career in research.
 

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: Schools with a low ICSEA value can apply for a discounted fee of $5 per student by emailing Vicphysics. A response will be supplied by return email. If the discounted fee is confirmed for the school, the email will include a code which can be entered when making the booking. Please note: There is a limited pool of funds for this subsidy so schools should seek confirmation quickly.

 

Numbers: There is a limit of a maximum of 12 students per school.  Extra places may be offered closer to the day.

Venue: The Valleys Restaurant, Wodonga TAFE, 87 McKoy St, West Wodonga VIC 3691. 
Activities on Careers in STEM: After the talk there will be two activities
Date and Time: Friday, 24th 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