by Holly Clayton and Isabel Fraser
This event was organised by Vicphysics, Melbourne (VicPhys)with the aim to encourage girls to pursue studies in Physics, provide them the opportunity to hear an inspiring female physicist speak, and also to network with other girls studying Physics and young women pursuing Physics-related careers.
On Thursday the 19th of May four students – Holly Clayton, Isabel Fraser, Zoe Johnson and Sera Smith – attended the Girls in Physics Breakfast held at Monash University. More than 100 Physics students and teachers from different Victorian schools gathered from 7.00 am till 11.00 am. The students attending the event were given the opportunity to have a royal breakfast and discover whether Physics is something they would like to pursue in life.
Dr Amanda Karakas shared her knowledge on Stars as Chemical Elements. This was a great experience because we had the opportunity to connect with many other female students across Victoria who are also passionate about Physics. We really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this event.