Saturday, February 16, 2019
Home Build a smarter future

Build a smarter future

Isaac Brain

Inventive coder
Isaac Brain was one half of the duo that took home this year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Award in the Engineering category, for the smart watch 'aWear'

Macinley Butson

SMART inventor
At just 18 years old, Macinley Butson has won the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards twice and has been named NSW Young Australian of the Year 2018.

Kirsten Banks

Astrophysicist and science communicator
Kirsten Banks is bringing Aboriginal astronomy, Indigenous and Western science to the masses as a budding astrophysicist and science communicator at UNSW.

Professor Tara Murphy

Astrophysicist
Astrophysics Professor Tara Murphy has made some interesting discoveries in her career at the University of Sydney, like radio signals from space that were created 130-million light years away!

Caitlin Apcar

Data science student
Caitlin Apcar wanted to study a degree that she'd love and ensured employability. That's how she ended up studying data science at Macquarie Uni

Patrick Taylor

Hyper Anna data scientist
At just 22 years old, Patrick Taylor has chased and landed a data science career he loves at Hyper Anna. But he didn’t get it on his first attempt...

Shane Zhong

Hyper Anna data scientist
Shane Zhong moved from engineering to data science, scoring a job at Hyper Anna, one of Australia’s hottest startups.

Grace Nolan

Security engineer
How do you turn career confusion into your dream job? By taking every opportunity that comes your way. That’s how Grace Nolan became a security engineer at Google.

Dr Vu Nguyen

CSIRO research scientist
Vu works with computational modelling that can save lives with surgical implants, improve manufacturing processes, or even make wearable tech to cure sleep apnoea!

Deepa Kurian

Productivity pro
This Google engineering manager has strong communications skills thanks to some epic worldly experience.

Sam Macpherson

Renewables engineer
University of Queensland graduate Sam Macpherson uses programming to turn household’s solar energy systems into a coal-fired power plant’s worth of energy.

Shahriar Khan

Telstra graduate
“Learn fast” has been Shahriar Khan’s career motto in network engineering.

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.

Australian schools could be doing a way better job of saving energy

A new survey has found Australian schools are failing to aequately track their energy usage and they represent an untapped opportunity for reducing our carbon footprint.

VIDEO: Why we need more entomologists

video
41% of insect species are in decline. Of that, one third are going extinct. These scary new figures show us why we need to have more entomologists.