Schools Event: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Live stream with us on the International Day for Women and Girls in Science and be inspired!

Secondary students and teachers are invited to join this senior Victorian forum to explore the opportunities and challenges for girls and women in exploring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEM).

Get a sneak preview of what lies ahead for young women considering a career in the sciences and join the discussion.

Join the live event at 10am-12pm, Thursday 11 February 2021. Passcode: IDWGS21

Event program

  • 10.00am: Welcome and introduction
  • 10.10am: Be inspired by speaker’s Dr Muneera Bano, Associate Professor Misty Jenkins and Dr Amy Coetsee, to explore the opportunities for careers in STEM.
  • 10.50am: Panel discussion – Listen to Dr Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist, and Dr Andrea Hinwood, Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist.
  • 11.20am: Virtual open Q & A – Be part of the conversation with our Panellists and Speakers.
  • 12.00pm: Event concludes

The scientist’s world of enquiry, invention and intervention offers us a wealth of important roles, from protecting threatened species from extinction, to protecting our society from the next pandemic, to shaping the future through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and of artificial intelligence and the way we work in an increasingly automated world.

This event is delivered by the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Gillian Sparkes in partnership with the Royal Society of Victoria. The event is an annual collaboration between the Commissioner, Victoria’s Lead Scientist Dr Amanda Caples and Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist Dr Andrea Hinwood.