Women in Science Symposium


Women in Science Symposium, International Women’s Day
Australian National Maritime Museum
In partnership with the University of New South Wales

The aim of Science 50:50 is to encourage high school girls to look beyond the lab coats and to see the possibilities for careers in science. Chaired by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, UNSW, the morning session will have a range of speakers from diverse areas including marine science, climate, ecology and innovation.

The afternoon session will provide students with opportunities to talk with the morning’s panellists and representatives from industry, find out about internships, mentoring pathways and competitions for women in science.

Students will also have an exclusive tour of the museum’s Wharf 7 Heritage precinct, the conservation lab and view collection items currently not on display to the public. This free symposium for high school girls will be presented at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Afternoon tea will be provided; students are to buy their own lunch from the range of options nearby in the lunch break.

Who Targeting female stage 5/6 students
When Tuesday 8 March, 9.30am - 3.30pm

Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Darling Harbour, Sydney