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Girls in Physics Breakfast

March 28, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm


This year there will be six Girls in Physics Breakfasts, three in different parts of Melbourne and three in regional Victoria in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.

The breakfasts are for students in Years 10 to 12.  At each breakfast the students will share a table with two or three young women in the early stages of a career in science or engineering.  The students have a chance to ask questions about their careers and what study at university is like.  Students will be seated with students from other schools.  There is also an address by a prominent scientist, who will talk about her area of interest at a level appropriate to her audience.

As student at last year’s event said: ‘I was talking to a guest at my table and her career sounded so amazing.  Then I realised that in 8 years that could be me.  I got so excited.

The Breakfasts are earlier in the year this year to attract Year 10 students prior to their making their Year 11 subject choices.  They also have a later start at 7:30am.

This year there also will be an additional optional activity after the breakfast – a hands on practical activity.  Each student constructs, tests and keeps a technological device.  This year it is a one transistor freezer alarm circuit using a thermistor and an LED.

The Cost per student is $15 with teachers free.  There is no extra cost for the additional optional activity.  Because of generous funding from the Laby Foundation, a discounted fee of $5 is available to schools with a low ICSEA score.  Check the website for details about how to obtain the discount.

Times: The Breakfasts will each start at 7:30am and finish about 9:15am.  The additional activity should finish about 10:15am.
Bookings must be made through Trybooking with a credit card.  The Trybooking links for each event are on the Vicphysics website.
There is a maximum of six students per school so as to allow more schools to participate.

Check our website for further details including:

  • the address of the venue,
  • a biography of the speaker and
  • the abstract of her talk.

These events are sponsored by the Laby Foundation, ANSTO, Vicphysics Teachers’ Network, the Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swinburne University, the School of Engineering at Deakin University in Geelong, the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low Energy Electronic Technologies (FLEET), the Faculty of Science and Technology at Federation University and supported by Federal Government’s Inspiring Australia – Inspiring Science Program.


March 28, 2018
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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