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Girls in Physics Breakfast: Clayton

The event is a Science breakfast for girls in Years 10 to 12 at which they will hear Dr Helen Maynard-Casely from ANSTO.


Dr Maynard-Casely will speak on 'How neutrons can save the world' .


Abstract: Neutrons are small, neutral and often in a spin, and so much more than 'just' part of the atom. They are made up of three quarks: two 'Up' quarks and and one 'Down' quark. Neutrons are the sub-atomic particles that are here to save the world. Whatever the challenge facing the world, this trusty particle can be called on to discover the details that no other can fathom. From the shape of a virus and how a drug can disable it, to keeping electrons flowing in the next generation of batteries - neutrons are here to shed light and solve the grand challenges we face today.

Students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two or three women either in various 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 own 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 6 students per school.  Extra places may be offered closer to the day.

Venue: Banquet Rooms, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus of Monash University
Activities on Careers in STEM: After the talk there will be two activities
Date and Time: Wednesday, 28th August from 7:30am until 10:00am.
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