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Girls in Physics Breakfasts, Science Lectures for Secondary Students

Girls in Physics Breakfasts

The Vicphysics Teachers' Network has received federal funding to expand the Girls in Physics Breakfast program for 2018. Planning is underway to organise two breakfasts in the Melbourne metropolitan area and three in regional Victoria. All bar one of the breakfasts will be held in Terms 1 and 2 with dates and venues yet to be determined. The breakfasts are scheduled at this time, to target Year 10 students before they make decisions about their subjects for Year 11. The events are also open to students in Years 10 to 12.

Interested in being a speaker at one or more of the breakfasts? Women are invited to submit an expression of interest to present a keynote address at one or more of these breakfasts. Speakers will receive a payment as well as travel and accommodation expenses. Online submissions can be made here. Closing date for submissions is Friday, 1st December, with appointments announced by Friday, 8th December.

It is expected that there will be an additional Breakfast in Melbourne in term 3, with the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) 'Women in Physics' lecturer for 2018 as the guest speaker.

Interested in being a guest at one or more of the breakfasts? If you are a young woman studying physics or engineering or working in these fields and would like to participate in these events, share a table with secondary students and meet with other young women in your field, please contact Vicphysics or complete this file below and email it or go here to enter details on line. There is no cost.

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Invitation to young women to attend the Girls in Physics Breakfasts

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Invitation to young women to attend the Girls in Physics Breakfasts

Dates, Venues and School Bookings

Dates and venues and vwill be announced at the beginning of the school year. Teachers can book up to six girls per school. The cost is $15 per student, there is no charge for one teacher, the cost for additional teachers is $15 each.

Students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two or more 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.

School bookings will need to be made through the Trybooking. Once dates and venues have been decided, a Trybooking link for each event will be sent up.

Note: Payment will need to be made at the time of booking, so a school credit card or personal credit card will be required. School Orders are not accepted. There is a small Trybooking surcharge. If a school subsequently needs an invoice number for their accounts, or if a teacher is making the payment and needs a receipt for reimbursement, please contact Vicphysics.

Promotional material from 2017 is listed below.

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Poster for Girls in Physics Breakfast at Hawthorn

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Poster for Girls in Physics Breakfast at Hawthorn. In 'Word' with space to teacher's name for contact.

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Another poster for Girls in Physics Breakfast Hawthorn

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PDF poster for Girls in Physics Breakfast at Hawthorn Arts Centre. This poster features a different photo of Dr Katie Mack.

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A letter to the Head of Science - Girls in Physics Breakfasts

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A letter addressed to the Head of Science explaining the Girls in Physics Breakfasts.

The Girls in Physics Breakfasts are sponsored by the Vicphysics Teachers' Network and supported by funding under the Maker Projects: Scheme B of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme of thr Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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Science Lectures for secondary students

The AIP Women in Physics lecturer will be giving a series of lectures in Melbourne and regional centres. Details of dates and venues will be determined, once the federal AIP announces the speaker and provides her tour dates, which is expected to be in April 2018.

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