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Dr Emi Tanaka

Agricultural statistician
Emi Tanaka, lecturer and researcher at the University of Sydney, secured a rewarding career combining agricultural statistics and education

Ben Jackman

Economist
Ben switched from biochemistry to economics after the Global Financial Crisis inspired him to make a difference

Dr Paul Wu

Seagrass statistician
Paul Wu switched from aerospace engineering to saving vital seagrass habitats, but the foundation skills that got him there stayed the same.

Lizzy Clarkson

Macquarie University STEM ambassador
Lizzy Clarkson is studying Macquarie Uni’s employability-focused Bachelor of Science degree, and demonstrating all the awesome opportunities that come with it.

Dr Alice Motion

Chemistry lecturer
Dr Alice Motion, chemistry lecturer at the University of Sydney, is on a mission to make science something everyone can enjoy.

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.

Emma Carter

Biosecurity Crusader
Emma Carter's passion for ecology took her from researching wildlife biology to her role as a Project Officer at Biosecurity Queensland.

Mitchell Torok

Mechatronics whiz
Mitchell Torok is the Rosny College student from Tasmania that took out the Engineering award in this year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards alongside his cousin Isaac Brain.

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.

Patricia Gadd

Nuclear scientist
Patricia Gadd, instrument scientist at ANSTO is analysing lake sediment cores with nuclear science to map climate changes over tens or hundreds of thousands of years.

Tom Cresswell

Ecotoxicologist
Tom Cresswell is making real-world impact by investigating the effects of pollution on local aquatic ecosystems using nuclear science techniques

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.

Stuck on what to study? We asked a career expert for her top tips

what to study career expert QUT
Marine biologist, robotics engineer, or sports statistician? Deciding on your dream career is no easy feat when the possibilities are endless.

What tech jobs can I get at a bank?

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CBA tech jobs computer science careers with code
Thinking of studying computer science, but not sure where your degree could take you? These 5 computer science grads all work at Australia's biggest bank.

Waterproof shoes for refugee kids? This is how you make students care about STEM

South Sudan refugee child
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.