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Girls in Physics Breakfast: Warrnambool
Description

The event is a Science breakfast for girls in Years 10 to 12 at which they will hear Prof Frances Separovic from the University of Melbourne.

 

Prod Separovic will speak on 'MRI of Molecules: Biophysics meets Cell Chemistry' . Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) enables the structure and function relationship of large biomolecules to be determined. This talk will include a brief introduction to NMR spectroscopy, which led to the development of MRI, and how it is used to determine the 3D atomic structure of molecules.  We are using NMR to determine the interaction of antibiotics with cell membranes and unravel the interactions of biomolecules from Alzheimer's disease.


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

 

After the talk there will be two activities on careers in STEM.

 

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: Brother Fox Restaurant, Warrnambool Campus, Deakin University, VIC 3280. 
Date and Time: Friday, 1st May from 7:30am until 10:00am.
Contact Details: For further information check www.vicphysics.org/girls.html    For any queries, contat Vicphysics at vicphys@vicphysics.org