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New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

Apply for a student pass to this year’s AWIS conference

Get inspired by women in science this July.

Ten lucky secondary school students will be offered free passes to the AWIS conference, which takes place in July of this year.

AWIS is the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS), and their seventh triennial conference will be held in Wellington from July 9 to 11, 2014.

The conference, which will be held at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, is open to anyone interested, studying or working in the sciences.

AWIS provides a support network for women in the sector and works to celebrate and highlight achievements made by New Zealand women in science.

As part of the goal to make the AWIS conference accessible and of interest to young women studying the sciences, ten free passes are being offered to interested secondary students.

As well as offering great opportunities for students to hear scientists, communicators, politicians and others talk about science, attending the conference will give students the chance to take part in some interesting hands-on workshops. From Robotics with Lego and Software for the Future to Science and Social Media and Art in Science, the conference is set to inspire.

For more information about what’s on offer, see the Programme, and click on the links for details of workshops and speakers.

To apply for a free registration, find out more here, and get your application in by 10 June.

Last year, NZST interviewed Dr Judith O'Brien, shortly after she had been awarded the Miriam Dell Award, administered by AWIS. Find out more about Judith's career here.

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