Girls in Physics Breakfasts: Information for Students

A series of Girls in Physics Breakfasts are being organised for 2022. They will be held over the months from May to August. The events are for girls in Years 10 – 12.

Two events have are organised so far. These are:

  • 19th May, Monash University Speaker: Dr Amanda Karakas, Monash University Topic: Stars as chemical element factories Flyer. Closing date: Friday, 6th May.
  • 1st June, Bendigo Speaker: Dr Semonti Bhattacharyya, Monash University Topic: Tinkering with atoms to build electronic devices for the future. Flyer. Closing date: 20th May.
  • 14th July, Warrnambool Speaker: Prof Frances Separovic AO Topic: MRI of molecules, where Biophysics meets Cell Chemistry Flyer.
  • 28th July, William Angliss Institute, 333 La Trobe St, Melbourne Speaker: A/Prof Katarina Miljkovic, the AIP Women in Physics lecturer for 2022 Topic: Impacts! Rocks from space colliding with planets. Flyer.
  • 19th August, Mildura Speaker: Dr Judy Hart Topic: Developing New Materials for Renewable Energy Flyer

If you wish to attend an event, your school needs to make the booking, so please see your teacher. There is also a cost of $15, which you will need to pay or your school may pay on your behalf.

Other events are being planned for regional Victoria at Geelong, Wodonga and Gippsland. Details will appear here as events are organised.

At each breakfast, you will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two or three women, either at university or in a career in physics or engineering. Over breakfast, you can query them about their life and work. There will also be a guest speaker, see above for details as well as the flyer. There are also activities on careers.

The purpose of the events is to give you:

  • an insight into aspects of physics and technology from speaking to the women about their work, and
  • an appreciation of the range of careers that are on offer from studying physics.