Monday, September 23, 2019
Home Historical figures

Historical figures

Florence McKenzie

Electrical engineer
Florence McKenzie was Australia's first female electrical engineer, and founded the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps (WESC) ahead of World War II.

Makereti Papakura

Māori anthropologist
Makereti was a well-known Māori tourist guide during the early 20th century, before she turned her talents to anthropology and the study of Māori culture.

Elizabeth Blackburn

Molecular biologist
Australian molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn is a Nobel laureate who discovered the secret to the immortality of cells

Marie Maynard Daly

Research chemist
Marie Maynard Daly (1921-2003) was the first African American woman to obtain a PhD in chemistry in the United States

Future conscious farming: edible insects now stocked at major supermarket chain

Grilo
Insects are the most sustainable source of protein on earth. They produce 80 per cent less methane...

STEM is in the air: Chelsie and Matt’s maths-themed date was romance goals

STEM Bachelor
Australia’s most famous astrophysicist bachelor Matt Agnew has made no secret of the fact that he’s got...

Student performance improves with more diverse school leaders: study

Male teacher standing with high school students looking a laptop
Students would be better off if our teaching workforce looked more like our students (and the rest of Australia), according to a new report