Girls in Physics Breakfasts Speaker Application

A series of Girls in Physics Breakfasts are being organised for the month of May in 2019. The events are for girls in Years 10 - 12.

There will be one event in central Melbourne and five events in regional Victoria, at Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

We invite women in physics or engineering to apply to be the keynote speaker at one or more of these breakfasts.

At each breakfast, the students will be seated at tables with students from other schools. At each table there will be two young women, either at university or in the early stages of a career in physics or engineering. Over breakfast, the students can query them about their life and work.

The events will start at 7:30am and finish at 10:0am with about 50 minutes speaking time in the second half followed by time for questions.

The purpose of the events is to not only give the students an insight into an aspect of physics or a technology, but also to give them an appreciation of the range of careers that are on offer from studying physics. For this reason, the events are scheduled in the first half of the year to principally target Year 10 students before they make decisions about their subject choices for Year 11. The events will also be open to students from Years 11 and 12.

Speakers will be paid for the speaking engagement(s) and travel and accommodation expenses will also be covered.

The dates of the breakfasts are flexible will be determined by the preferences of the selected speakers.

There is no restraint on the choice of topic, but it should be of interest to both the students and the young women in attendance.

If you would like to be involved, please complete the details below or email them to Vicphysics.

The closing date is Friday, 30th November, 2018, with appointments expected to be made by mid December.

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