Australian Girls´Day
Future Prospects for Girls

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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. For the first time in Australia, girls from years 7 and 8 have the opportunity to visit companies and universities and accompany women in STEM careers. They can actively participate in projects and gain insight into innovations that are related to Germany.
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. Meet Rou Jun Toh, one of the inspiring women in STEM who will be hosting students on Girls’ Day. Date, Registration & Competition
Girls' Day takes place on 16 November 2018. Girls in years 7 and 8 can participate. German language skills are not required. The students can register directly on this website. All the students are invited to participate in the competition:
Girls' Day Competition

Information for Companies and Universities
The Goethe-Institut invites companies and universities to open their doors on 16 November and to organise a Girls'Day for female Year 7 & 8 students. More information is available here: Information for Girls´Day Hosts

Girls' Day Programs

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. 
Making invisible microbes visible
Dr Marie Greyer 
Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi, are “in us, on us and all around us”. However, they are so small, that they are unable to be seen by our naked eye. In this workshop you will be able to use a microscope to magnify them up to x 1000. Interestingly, many of these microbes are actually normal inhabitants of our bodies, including on our skin and in our digestive tract. Transmission of these foreign microbes is often via contaminated hands. You will learn the importance of good hand washing as an effective means of reducing microbial contamination of the hands, and consequently, reducing the potential for disease transmission.

Peter Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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

This program is booked out. 

Murdoch University invites you to step into a scientist shoe and discover exciting career opportunities in STEM. At the school of Veterinary and Life Sciences for example, you will work with wildlife forensics and identify species smuggled into Australia by decoding their DNA. You will be able to isolate a DNA molecule and learn how to read its secret code. In addition you will hear from German researchers who are now working and studying in Perth, Australia. Expect a fun day on campus learning about University life and international exchange.

Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150

10.00am - 2.30pm

Places available: 4
Details will be announced soon! 

BVN, one of the largest architectural practices in Australia, invites you to meet their female architects! After a whirlwind tour of our studio, discover what a ‘Day in the Life of an Architect’ looks like and speak to our female architects about their studies, projects and aspirations. We have a wealth of experience on offer - from graduate to principal level; from health, sports and commercial projects to educational masterplans and interior design; And to get some hands-on experience you will also have the opportunity to work with our architects on water colour sketching or assist with the design, computer modelling and 3D printing of an architectural massing study.

When: 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Where: 12 Creek Street, Brisbane
Places available: 18


Please register until 25 October 2018

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