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Taylah Griffin

Aircraft engineer
Taylah Griffin hadn’t spent much time on planes before signing up for a degree in aerospace engineering – now she has a seriously cool grad gig testing top-end military aircraft.

Corey Tutt

Deadly Science founder
When he's not working with research animals, Corey is getting more science books to remote Indigenous schools

Celeste Carnegie

Tech innovator
Celeste is a Birri Gubba, South Sea Islander woman from Queensland who runs workshops for young Indigenous Australians connecting technology and culture.

Miriana Lowrie

1Centre founder
1Centre founder Miriana Lowrie is utilising her background in business and sales to make her way in tech.

Hori Te Ariki Mataki

Animation artist and startup founder
Your cultural background brings unique strengths to your work goals, says Hori Te Ariki Mataki – co-founder of creative tech startup Te Ao Hangarau.

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.

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.

Aleisha Amohia

Junior developer
Junior developer, Women in Tech president and VUW student Aleisha Amohia is breaking down barriers for young women studying engineering.

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.

Lance Hammond

Civil constructor
A Monash engineering student is working on record-breaking civil construction projects.

Maddison Miller

Indigenous archaeologist
Can a career in archaeology bring you closer to your own culture? Darug woman, Maddison uses Indigenous knowledge to inform smarter futures.

Benson Saulo

Global game changer
Benson Saulo believes that the key to creating social change is using his career in finance to help people recover from financial hardships.

Why university STEM degrees are more relevant than ever

University STEM degrees
In an uncertain world future, university STEM degrees are more crucial than ever - and not just to land you a job.

Three regional schools are the latest to benefit from STEM industry school partnership program

Three schools in the Illawarra region of NSW will now have their own academy of STEM excellence under the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program.

Why space careers matter in a post-pandemic world

Australia’s space industry began in uncertainty, and – despite bushfires, pandemics and massive change – it will succeed under uncertainty.