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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.

Danielle Gatland

Transport planner
Danielle Gatland's career in public transport planning involves computer science, design thinking and problem solving.

Nilufar Baghaei

Edu-games guru
Computer scientist Dr Nilufar Baghaei, uses gamification to teach tech and support mental health.

Sanam Mustafa

Immunity illuminator
Dr Sanam Mustafa is figuring out how the brain's immune system affects our behaviour and pain management.

Kris Rallah-Baker

Ophthalmologist
Kristopher Rallah-Baker is Australia's first Indigenous ophthalmologist. He's breaking new ground for Aboriginal health thanks to an inherited 'dream the impossible' attitude.

Elliot Thomas

Medical engineering student
As a student at the University of Newcastle, Elliot's paving the way to a fulfilling career working with artificial organs and medical technology.

Robbie Bonelli

Social change-maker
Robbie's a man of many talents; he's pursuing a PhD in researching macular disease, while spearheading a movement for inclusivity of LGBTIQ+ people in STEM!

Muireann Irish

Cognitive neuroscientist
Encyclopedias, Alzheimer’s and a drive to help others. That’s what kicked off the career of cognitive neuroscientist and Superstar of STEM, Muireann Irish.

Tuguy Esgin

Sport scientist
Let's get physical: Tuguy Esgin is improving Indigenous health through sports science

Noushin Nasiri

Health hero
You don't have to be a medical doctor to be a health hero. Dr Noushin Nasiri is a materials engineer, saving lives with medical devices.

Amy Heffernan

Analytical Chemistry
Analytical chemistry researcher Amy Heffernan uses roundworms to better understand dementia

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

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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.