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Girls in Physics Breakfasts: An Invitation

A series of Girls in Physics Breakfasts are being organised for 2018. The events are for girls in Years 10 - 12 and young women embarking on a career in science or engineering.

There will be three events in Melbourne and three events in regional Victoria at Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong. Each of the events in Melbourne will have a different speaker and be held in different parts of Melbourne.

We invite young women who are either in the early stages of their career in physics or engineering, or doing a PhD or are an undergraduate, to share breakfast with the students. There is no cost to you.

The students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table we will place two or three young women. Over breakfast, the students can query them about their life and work.  There is also an address by a prominent scientist, who will talk about her area of interest.

Dates, Venues, Speakers and their topics

  • 13th March, Hawthorn Speaker: Dr Sue Barrell, Chief Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology, Topic: Severe weather: How we forecast its impact.
  • 28th March, Ballarat Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Hinde, University of Melbourne, Topic: Glow in the dark: Using fluorescence to observe DNA in a living cell.
  • 20th April, Sunshine Speaker: Dr Laura Wolz, University of Melbourne Topic: Radio Astronomy through the eyes of a Cosmologist.
  • 27th April, Bendigo Speaker: Prof Frances Separovic, University of Melbourne, Topic: MRI for Molecules, Biophysics meets Cell Chemistry
  • 4th May, Geelong Speaker: Dr Gail Iles, RMIT, Topic: Human spaceflight and science in space
  • Late July, Clayton The date and speaker are yet to be finalised.

To register: Complete the details below.

This year the breakfasts will start later at 7:30am and finish about 9:15am.

Flyers for some of these breakfasts with more details about the venue, the speaker and the topic are listed below. Others to follow.

 Type

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Filesize

Adobe PDF

Invitation to Girls in Physics Breakfasts 2018

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Flyer with dates, venues and speakers for all breakfasts.

Adobe PDF

Invitation to Girls in Physics Breakfast at Sunshine in 2018

333 kB

Flyer with date, venue and speaker with abstract and bio.

Adobe PDF

Invitation to Girls in Physics Breakfast at Geelong in 2018

353 kB

Flyer with date, venue and speaker with abstract and bio.

Adobe PDF

Invitation to Girls in Physics Breakfast at Ballarat in 2018

319 kB

Flyer with date, venue and speaker with abstract and bio.

Adobe PDF

Invitation to Girls in Physics Breakfast at Hawthorn in 2018

344 kB

Flyer with date, venue and speaker with abstract and bio.

Adobe PDF

Invitation to Girls in Physics Breakfast at Bendigo in 2018

346 kB

Flyer with date, venue and speaker with abstract and bio.

We have spaced the Melbourne based events over the year and with different speakers so that you might be tempted to come to more than one breakfast and extend your own network.

If you would like to be involved, please complete the details below.  If you have any queries, please email Vicphysics with subject 'Girls in Physics Breakfasts".

Name*

Email*

Mobile phone number*

Qualification (achieved or in progress): *

University(ies) of your qualification:*

Work place (current, if post university):*

Brief description of what you do:*

Breakfast(s) you wish to attend:*

Any dietary requirements:*

Name of school you attended (optional):

* Required fields



These events are sponsored by:

  • the Laby Foundation,
  • ANSTO,
  • Vicphysics Teachers' Network,
  • the Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics,
  • the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swinburne University,
  • the School of Engineering at Deakin University in Geelong,
  • the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University,
  • the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University,
  • the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low Energy Electronic Technologies (FLEET),
  • the Faculty of Science and Technology at Federation University
  • and supported by Federal Government's Inspiring Australia - Inspiring Science Program.