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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.

Aleisha Amohia

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

Gregg Suaning

Biomedical engineer
If you've ever wanted to make a positive impact in the world, engineering is the way to do it. Gregg Suaning has built a successful career creating life-changing bionics.

Fatemeh Salehi

Fluid flow expert
Dr Fatemeh Salehi's fluid flow models are advancing cleaner combustion engines and drug delivery systems.

Khushi Shelat

Changemakeher
Khushi Shelat is a chief ambassador for Australian startup Changemakeher, encouraging young female entrepreneurs to foster ideas into world-impacting change.

Amy Shi-Nash

General Manager, Group Data Science
Amy Shi-Nash, General Manager of Group Data Science at CommBank, represents the future of women in business and advocates the need for STEM skills.

Kate Helmstedt

Ecosystem champion
Kate Helmstedt translates maths to working in Antarctica, repairing the delicate ecosystem that has been invaded by pests.

Dr Lamiae Azizi

Research statistician
Dr Lamiae Azizi is saving the world as a lecturer and research statistician; by working towards a cure for cancer, and improving machine learning.

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.