Girls in Physics Breakfast in Central Melbourne

At the breakfast students from Years 10 to 12 share a table with two or three women who are either in a career in physics or engineering, or are at university as an undergraduate or a postgraduate. The students have a chance to ask questions about their careers and what study at university is like. Students are seated with students from other schools.

At each breakfast there is an address by a prominent scientist, who talks about her area of interest at a level appropriate for the audience.
Date: 9th May .
Venue: William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Times: 7:30am and finish about 10:00am.
Speaker: AIP Women in Physics lecturer for 2024, Prof Susan Coppersmith, UNSW

Topic: From Grains of Sand to Quantum Computers
Abstract:

Please note: Unaccompanied students are not accepted. Bookings must indicate the name and contact details of the adult, either teacher or parent, who will accompany the student(s).

Fees:
The table below shows the fee structure. The fee includes GST.

CategoryCost
First TeacherNo Charge
Second Teacher$25 / $10*
per Student$25 / $10*

* A discount was available for schools with a low ICSEA rank. Discounts could be applied for by emailing Vicphysics with subject ‘Breakfast discount’.

Fees

Two methods to pay are available,

    • by credit card or
    • by bank transfer, an email is generated with the details of the Vicphysics bank account.

Max number of students per school: To enable more schools to participate, there was an initial maximum of six (6) students per school.
Booking:

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Program:

There is a 45 min talk, starting about 8:20am followed by questions. After this there are two activities on Careers in STEM i) Quiz and Job Roles Analysis and ii) Case Studies analysis. A Q&A with a panel of guests rounds out the event.

Sponsors and Supporters

The Girls in Physics Breakfasts are organised by the Vicphysics Teachers’ Network and supported by funding from the Invergowrie Foundation.