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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.

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.

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

Dr Luke Bennetts

Applied mathematician
Applied mathematicians like Dr Luke Bennetts uses numbers to create climate change solutions

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.

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Eric Rametta
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