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Caitlin Apcar

Data science student
Caitlin Apcar wanted to study a degree that she'd love and ensured employability. That's how she ended up studying data science at Macquarie Uni

Sarah Campbell

Public Policy Adviser
As a graduate in the Department of the Environment and Energy, Sarah directs public policy.

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

Patrick Taylor

Hyper Anna data scientist
At just 22 years old, Patrick Taylor has chased and landed a data science career he loves at Hyper Anna. But he didn’t get it on his first attempt...

Shane Zhong

Hyper Anna data scientist
Shane Zhong moved from engineering to data science, scoring a job at Hyper Anna, one of Australia’s hottest startups.

Dr Vu Nguyen

CSIRO research scientist
Vu works with computational modelling that can save lives with surgical implants, improve manufacturing processes, or even make wearable tech to cure sleep apnoea!

Sanam Mustafa

Immunity illuminator
Dr Sanam Mustafa is figuring out how the brain's immune system affects our behaviour and pain management.

Jodie Ward

Forensic scientist
Jodie Ward is an expert in all things bones and forensic DNA profiling, as well as one of 2018's Superstars of STEM.

Dr Sue Pillans

Science illustrator
Sue discovered her dream career only three years ago, when she realised she could pursue both marine science and art as a science illustrator!

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.

Robbie Bonelli

Social change-maker
Robbie's a man of many talents; he's pursuing a PhD in researching macular disease, while spearheading a movement for inclusivity of LGBTIQ+ people in STEM!

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.