The FizzicsEd Podcast

The FizzicsEd Podcast

For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.... Show More

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February 17, 2021 35 min
Find out more about Girls Day Out in STEM, an Australian program that empowers and inspires girls aged 10-14 years towards a career in STEM. Meet the founder Petriea Skitek

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About Petriea Skitek

Petriea Skitek gained her Arts degree at Griffith University, focusing on economics and women in politics, then studied Education at University of New England. She has decades of experience in event management for industry and government across Australia, Asia and New Zealand. She’s applied her educational training to curriculum development and program delivery for the Universal Language Institute, managing staff in schools across greater Tokyo. Petriea is a member of the Women in Technology Committee for her regional branch of Zonta International, an organisation of professionals empowering women through service and advocacy.

About Girls Day Out in STEM

Girls Day Out in STEM (GDOS) empowers and inspires girls aged 10-14 years towards a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in a fun, safe and engaging environment. Girls hear from professional women in STEM, learn about important contributions already made by other young girls in the field and opportunities a future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths can bring. We boost awareness of the range of STEM career opportunities, access to female role models and participation that complements and extends school education.

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About the FizzicsEd Podcast

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practise & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

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