Outreach: visit at Melbourne Girls’ College

With some the outreach team from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, I visited the Melbourne Girls’ College, a highly selective girls state school, but very few (to none) of these student continue in the mathematics in our University. I gave a presentation about my work and career. We the ran an activity using gene expression data in a case control study, to think about the concepts of variance, sample size, differential expression and prediction. I showed some R code and some analysis in R. About 50 students from years 9 to 12 participated.

This outreach activity was part of my Superstars of STEM program. It was a lot of fun and so great to finally present face-to-face after such a long lockdown hiatus. I am looking forward to do more of these sessions in the future!