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20150306 - Inspiring Stories Women and Science Symposium session 1 - 06 March 2015 - 11:30 - Stream 1

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Inspiring Stories Women and Science Symposium session 1


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Australian National Maritime Museum



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Date: 06 March 2015

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12.3

Duration: 60 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 6-Mar-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 10

Non-DEC Positions: 10

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: Science Marine Studies

Modules: Science as a career ;

Event Overview: We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.�� Carl Sagan, Scientist and Astronomer (1934-1996)
���Girls are born problem solvers and, more than ever, they want to make a difference in their world, making them natural scientists and innovators. It��s up to us to harness their talent and energy with hands-on experiences, real-world role models and a focus on the possibilities that science can make in their lives and the lives of others��. Eileen Sweeney, 2008
With the current research indicating there is trend for young female students to opt out of science in the senior secondary years, the Australian National Maritime Museum in conjunction with UNSW for International Women��s Day, is hosting a Women in Science Symposium at the museum and through video conferencing, to encourage high school girls to look beyond the lab coats and to see the possibilities for scientific careers.

The panel of guest speakers both national and international will talk about their careers and the types of interesting research they undertake.
Chair Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla Director Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology
Micheline-Nicole Jenner Marine Biologist Centre for Whale Research WA
Dr Katy Croff Bell Ph.d Expedition Leader Vice President and Chief Scientist Ocean Exploration Trust
Dr Katherine Dafforn research SIMS UNSW
Dr Inke Falkner SIMS

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Further Information: The Australian National Maritime Museum��s Inspiring Stories series is about connecting students with people who are doing extraordinary things to inspire students to think out of the box and to consider other alternatives in their careers/ life choices. The presentations encourages the speakers to share with the students why they have chosen or followed the path they have taken, experiences they have had and what they hope to achieve in the future.

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