Australian Girls´Day
19 June 2019

Girls´Day Logo Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit

The Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls worldwide - comes to Australia! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices of women and to promote diversity in the workplace. Girls from years 7 and 8 have the opportunity to visit companies and universities and accompany women working in a STEM field or in a leadership position.

More Diversity and Equal Opportunities
In Australia only 24.5% of STEM graduates are women. A lot of female students choose their profession depending on gender, influenced by social role models and not based on their individual interests and skills. Girls’ Day offers female students the opportunity to look into professions they don´t give enough consideration.

Registration for Schools
Girls' Day takes place on 19 June 2019. Girls in years 7 and 8 can participate. German language skills are not required. Please register your students with the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Registration for Companies and Universities
The Goethe-Institut invites companies and universities to open their doors on 19 June and to organise a Girls'Day for female Year 7 & 8 students. More information is available here: Information and Registration for Girls´Day Hosts Girls' Day Host's Guide Teaching resources
As part of the Girls' Day, the Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit has portrayed women who work in a STEM field. Teaching materials for these portraits will be published on this website at the beginning of May 2019.

Girls' Day Programs

More Girls´ Day programs will be published soon. Please register your students with the form at the bottom of the page. To register as Girls´ Day host please use the form here.

Girls’ Day at CSIRO Agriculture and Food will showcase careers in agricultural science areas, ranging from farm support over technical project support to research. Dr Sonja Dominik, one of Australia’s SuperSTARs in STEM, will host up to 40 girls from Armidale schools. CSIRO at Armidale is a working farm and features projects on animal sensors, genetics, animal health and welfare in sheep, cattle and chickens. In small groups you will discover how data collection using sensor technology on animals works. You will find out how the data is analysed and what it can tell us. In a Q&A our female technicians and scientists share stories about their life, choices they made and their careers.

CSIRO New England Highway, Armidale NSW

10.30am - 2.30pm

Places available: 40
The University of New England invites 40 students to visit for Girls’ Day 2019. We will run activities in field ecology and the laboratory to experience different techniques across a range of scientific disciplines. Girls will have the opportunity to collect data alongside researchers Dr Debbie Bower (Conservation Biologist) and Dr Mary McMillan (Molecular Biologist) and hear about their current research programs. We will then host a panel of broader female scientists, to answer questions about their life and research and to hear about different pathways into science.

10.30 am to 2.30 pm

University of New England, Armidale

Available places: 40
CSIRO is one of the most multidisciplinary research organisations in the world. Get up-close and personal as you meet one of the female scientists from CSIRO, Dr. Rou Jun Toh, working in the fields of materials and electrochemical sensing. Experience her working environment through a tour around the Clayton site of CSIRO and walk through the thought processes of a researcher as you learn about the scientific methods involved in a simple and fun hands-on experiment. 
In the afternoon, you will continue with a visit of Monash University where you'll get to know scientists from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Biomedicine Discovery Institute. Not only will you get to know researchers from all over the world, you will find out how strongly Australia's researchers are connected globally.

Monash University, Claytion Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3800

10.00am - 2.30pm

This program is booked out. 
At Gruen Eco Design you will design a highly energy efficient home that does not need any heating or cooling at all. You'll meet architects that design no-bills homes that are affordable, beautiful and sustainable for future generations. They are passionate about sustainable design and believe sustainable design can and must be affordable for everyone.

Gruen Eco Design, 19 Ceylon Street, Nunawading

10.00am to 2.30pm

Available places: 8

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