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Dr Andrew Blinco

Maths & agriculture
Dr Andrew Blinco, Maths grad at UQ, uses maths in agriculture careers to increase the sustainability of the mining and farming industries

Vanessa Pirotta

Marine biologist
Vanessa Pirotta always wanted to study marine biology. Now a PhD student, she's using drones to collect whale snot to improve whale health.

Kate Farquharson

Conservation data analyst
Kate explains how she turned her love for wildlife into an educational path.

Chris Turney

Earth scientist
Chris Turney tells us about a day in the life of an environmental scientist; it's all smooth sailing when you're not stranded in Antarctica!

Lauren D'Aprano

Product designer
Lauren D'Aprano uses maths everyday in her small business that creates planet-friendly fork-and-spoon carry cases (that are pretty, too!)

Minh Nga Nguyen

Eco-engineer
Minh Nga Nguyen is competing in the BHP awards with her bamboo biochar; a recycled water filter and renewable fertiliser

Angelina Arora

Bio-plastic inventor
At 15 years old, Angelina has already invented two types of biodegradable plastic which have seen her compete in the BHP awards.

Katrina Falkner

Big Data Educator
Flexible learning is the future: MicroMasters makes study simple.

Nikolina Cvetanovic

Financial services graduate
What engineer's attributes make CBA's Nikolina Cvetanovic a great financial services graduate?

Mehreen Faruqi

Parliamentarian
Civil and environmental engineer and Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the first Muslim woman elected to Parliament in Australia.

Sam Clifford

Conservationist
Sam Clifford is using maths to save animals in amazing places – from the Great Barrier Reef to the Peruvian Amazon.

Lucy McDonald

Insights analyst
Lucy McDonald uses her skills in analytics to help people solve business problems.

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.