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Girls in Physics Breakfast: Geelong

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


Dr Hinde will speak on 'Glow in the dark: Using fluorescence to observe DNA in a living cell'. Abstract: Fluorescence microscopy: what it is, how it works, how it is used and what it reveals.  Fluorescence microscopy helps to visualise how molecules move through the three dimensional DNA molecule in a living cell.  This relates to how genes produce proteins and why genes sometimes produce the wrong protein, which can lead to cancer.

Students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two or three women either with career in physics or engineering career or still studying at university. Over breakfast, the students can query them about their life and work.   There will also 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: Davidson Room, Gordon TAFE, Cnr of Fenwick & Little Malop Sts, Geelong, VIC 3220. 
Date and Time: Wednesday, 18th March from 8:00am until 10:15am.
Contact Details: For further details go to  For any queries please contact Vicphysics at