Girls in Physics Breakfast in Mildura

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. Flyers
Date: 19th March.
Venue: Mildura Golf Club
Times: 7:30am and finish about 10:00am.
Speaker: Dr Gail Iles, RMIT
Topic: Aeroplanes and Rocket Science – your ticket into space
Abstract: From aeroplanes to rockets and space stations we’ve built some very cool machines over the last century and it’s always exciting going to the airport. But how exactly do aeroplanes fly? Why can’t aeroplanes fly in space? Are the fins on a rocket the same as the wings on a plane? All these questions will be answered in this talk as well as looking at how we can use aeroplanes to reproduce the same feelings the astronauts experience being weightless on the International Space Station. Dr Gail will show you her aeroplane and explain how you can get involved with activities related to flight both in and out of Earth’s atmosphere. Buckle Up for a wild ride!
The table below shows the fee structure.

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’.


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 twelve (12) students per school.



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.