Growing Tall Poppies Program

Growing Tall Poppies Program
Growing Tall Poppies Program

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The Growing Tall Poppies program is an aspirational program for Year 10 female high school students considering a future career in science, with a focus on physics. The program focuses on physics as a catalyst for solving real- world issues, breaking down stereotypes about physics being hard and only for boys, increasing girls' identity with physics skills and highlights career pathways and frontiers that are opened up by further physics study. Our aim is to increase the number of girls studying physics to Year 12. We use the real nature of science and scientists as leaders to inspire the next generation. The importance of authentic experiences with physics and especially great female role models is extremely powerful for influencing young people's choices at school. Of the students that participate in Growing Tall Poppies projects we find that those who are ambivalent about physics change their minds. Over 80% of Growing Tall Poppies participants change their attitude toward physics.

Students who are invited to be a part of the program take part in a FREE three-day workshop with real-life physicists on campus at Griffith University's Nathan campus. You will have access to the usually highly-restricted Physics laser laboratories and the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, create your own investigations and research and experience first-hand what it is like to be a science researcher at a university. This is a highly competitive program and places are extremely limited. Registration is essential and Open for Registrations Now!!


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