L'Oréal Australia Girls in Science Forum 2017


Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 -
09:30 to 14:30


G04 Law Theatre, UNSW Kensington Campus

Join this year’s Australian L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows at a Girls in Science schools forum at the University of New South Wales.

Each year the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellows share their stories with female students. The forum provides an opportunity for students from a number of different schools to hear from the Fellows and ask them questions about their outstanding achievements in their chosen career path. The Fellows are able to provide the girls with information about their scientific interests and the discoveries they have made. Past fellows have included biologists, botanists, zoologists, doctors, astronomers and physicists.

Each Fellows will give a short presentation in a way that is engaging and relevant. Then there will be plenty of time for questions and discussions. After the forum, students will tour the UNSW campus and participate in different activities, guided by current science student ambassadors. We’ll also offer a light lunch as a further chance for students and teachers to interact with the Fellows.

  • 09:30 am:        Registration
  • 10:00 am:        Girls in Science forum
  • 11:15 am:        Tours of UNSW
  • 12:00 pm:        Lunch
  • 01:00 pm:        UNSW Scientific activities*
  • 02:00 pm:        Event concludes


How to apply

It’s a free event – best suited for female year 9, 10 and 11 students - where students with a passion for science can hear about the Fellow’s research and experience as woman scientists, whilst also discuss the potential for future study or careers in science. If you are interested in participating in the event, please complete the following steps by Friday 20 October 2018. The positions are only confirmed when you have returned the signed Appearance Release forms. 

Complete the online registration form below and email the Appearance release form (link) to

For further enquiries, please contact or 02 9385 5962.

*Science activities

Low Temperature Show

Discover how things operate at very low temperatures! Magnetic levitation, super-currents and potential ice-cream eating!

Girls Do The Maths

Get a glimpse of university maths, find out about programs at UNSW, and learn about maths careers in this fun and interactive session.

Museum of Human Disease

View a collection of 3,000 specimens of human tissue in our museum of pathology. 

Making Materials Matter: Engineering innovative materials for our changing world

Everything we make and use in the world around us uses some kind of material - we aim to discover and research the properties of materials in order to improve them or apply them in an engineering context to large scale projects. 

The DNA Workshop: X-Men, crime scenes and family trees

DNA makes every organism on this planet genetically unique. Through the use of current molecular techniques, this workshop provides insight into the way in which DNA can be used to solve crimes, study genetic changes in disease, and investigate relationships between different organisms.

From Deserts to Oceans: Ancient life to modern wonders

Students will get a tour of some of the BEES facilities and get some hands on experience with activities that showcase what life is like as a scientist working in the fields of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.