** This event is now booked out, but schools can live-stream the video on the day. Register by clicking BOOK NOW and instructions will be emailed.
UNSW Science will host a special event for female high school students at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 18 August. This event is BOOKED OUT but schools can live stream the video on the day. Register for this stream by clicking Book Now.
During this free Women on Mars event, students will participate in some exciting scientific activities and hear from leading female scientists, including Dr Abigail Allwood. Dr Allwood is the first Australian and woman to lead a team at NASA and she has designed an instrument for NASA’s rover that will land on Mars in 2020.
Other speakers will include UNSW Dean of Science Professor Emma Johnston, who is a leading marine ecologist, and UNSW PhD student Tara Djokic, who recently discovered the oldest fossil evidence of land-based life on Earth in the Pilbara in Western Australia.
The school symposium, which runs from 9.30am to 2.30pm, is best suited for Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students.
It follows a major event in the Concert Hall the previous evening, when the Sydney Opera House and UNSW Big Questions Institute will join forces to present Life on Mars: How Australian Scientists Are Shaping NASA’s 2020 Mission to the Red Planet.
Both events are supported by the Australian Government as part of the Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week.
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To register to watch the live-stream video on the day at your school, click here.