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Dr Nicola Angel

Laboratory Operations Manager
Nicola is the Laboratory Operations Manager for Brisbane-based Microba’s production laboratory and NATA accredited clinical test.

Areej Alsheikh

Bioinformatician
Bioinformatician Areej Alsheikh has always been interested in logic and analytical thinking, which led her down the career path of biology and microbial genomics

Dr Kari Pitts

Forensic scientist
Kari is one of the most experienced forensic scientists in the WA ChemCentre physical evidence lab.

Bill Leggat

Environmental scientist
Professor Bill Leggat is on a mission to understand – and reverse – damage to coral reefs

Katie Tooley

Human sciences analyst, DST
Katie Tooley is researching how good bacteria in the gut can improve cognition for our defence force.

Mardi McNeil

Marine geoscientist
Algae has the answers QUT PhD candidate Mardi McNeil studies a type of algae that can reveal insights into the past, present and future of the reef.

Samara Garrett-Rickman

Forensic scientist
People in crime shows can just look at a body and tell the time of death, but for real life forensic scientists it’s not so easy…

Jessie Robieson 

Learning innovation specialist, Te Papa
 As the Learning Innovation Specialist at Te Papa, Jessie works with schools to empower educators when delivering the digital technologies curriculum.

Tim Cassettari

Accredited dietician
Ever picked the brain of a nutrition scientist? Here’s 9 things you need to know about accredited dietician Tim Cassettari.

Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

Heatwave Expert
This heatwave expert is helping Australians keep their cool in the face of climate change.

Clare Birch

Quantum chemistry student
Ever chatted to a quantum chemistry student? Here’s 12 things you need to know about Clare Birch.

Elizabeth Thomas

Cognitive Neuroscientist
Dr Elizabeth Thomas is researching genetic markers associated with cognitive impairment across the schizophrenia spectrum.

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5 tips to help you ace your written STEM assignments

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The clever country: how engineers are designing smarter cities

Thanks to engineers, the cities of the future will be smarter, safer and more sustainable.