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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.

Samantha Cridland

NYSF alumni
Attending the National Youth Science Forum in 2013 was Samantha Cridland’s first step to nailing her dream job with CSIRO

Emma Gin

Chemist to consultant
Emma Gin switched from organic chemistry researcher to technology consultant and hasn’t looked back

Michael Kasumovic

Biologist to edu-tech guru
Science spider-man, Associate Professor (At UNSW) and app developer, Michael Kasumovic loves all of his careers

Emma Carter

Biosecurity Crusader
Emma Carter's passion for ecology took her from researching wildlife biology to her role as a Project Officer at Biosecurity Queensland.

Elizabeth Blackburn

Molecular biologist
Australian molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn is a Nobel laureate who discovered the secret to the immortality of cells

Isaac Brain

Inventive coder
Isaac Brain was one half of the duo that took home this year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Award in the Engineering category, for the smart watch 'aWear'

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.

Madhuri Ranjan

Paint chemist
Madhuri Ranjan never expected to end up in the paint industry after studying chemistry, but has since discovered it’s the perfect fit.

Grace Planting

Data analytics student
Grace is a student of the brand new Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics at the Australian National University (ANU), which draws together three of today’s most in-demand work areas

Kirsten Banks

Astrophysicist and science communicator
Kirsten Banks is bringing Aboriginal astronomy, Indigenous and Western science to the masses as a budding astrophysicist and science communicator at UNSW.

Professor Tara Murphy

Astrophysicist
Astrophysics Professor Tara Murphy has made some interesting discoveries in her career at the University of Sydney, like radio signals from space that were created 130-million light years away!

Why university STEM degrees are more relevant than ever

University STEM degrees
In an uncertain world future, university STEM degrees are more crucial than ever - and not just to land you a job.

Three regional schools are the latest to benefit from STEM industry school partnership program

Three schools in the Illawarra region of NSW will now have their own academy of STEM excellence under the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program.

Why space careers matter in a post-pandemic world

Australia’s space industry began in uncertainty, and – despite bushfires, pandemics and massive change – it will succeed under uncertainty.