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February 14th, 2019

Monday 11 February marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate this important occasion, Collegiate students visited the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to take part in a number of exciting and hands-on science activities. Together with more than 150 students from different schools, the girls also heard from award-winning astrophysicist and Women in STEM Ambassador, Dr Lisa Harvey Smith, who spoke about the importance of STEM and possible careers to consider. Lisa has a talent for making the secrets of the universe accessible to all and has spent the past 15 years conducting fundamental astrophysics research at universities and research institutes across the world and publishing her findings in prestigious research journals.

Last year, the School was fortunate to welcome Dr Harvey-Smith to Collegiate where she held an informative Q&A session about her research on the universe. The girls learned about Professor Harvey-Smith’s career and research projects, were inspired to pursue a career in STEM and asked insightful questions that covered everything from galactic collisions to the future of robots in space exploration.

The Mercury article

Southern Cross News segment

@lisaharveysmith on Twitter