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Global problem solvers

From climate change and food security to renewable energy - meet people who carved their career in STEM jobs that address the world's biggest global challenges.

Kate Helmstedt

Mathematician & senior lecturer
Kate is researching how different water regulations might influence farmers’ decisions

Mellini Sloan

Community creator
Mellini Sloan teaches students how to plan the cities and regions of the future

Kate Watson

Engineering & science student, QUT
Kate Watson is studying two degrees to build a career that will help combat climate change in Australia

Aleisha Amohia

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

Elaiza Luker

QUT PhD Candidate
Elaiza Luker is researching the structural integrity of materials used in concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.

Declan Burke

Research assistant
Chemistry Honours graduate Declan Burke is helping turn natural gas and iron ore into clean hydrogen and graphite.

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.

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