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Drashti Patel

Pen tester
The University of Adelaide has provided Drashti Patel with the cyber security tools she will need to succeed in the space industry.

Dr Sarah Pearce

Director of Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO
In her current role at the CSIRO, Sarah leads the national science agency’s space program.

Ben Tran

Developer, space tech start-up
Ben Tran is a front-end developer at satellite tech startup, Myriota.

Will Reid

Robotic mobility engineer, NASA
Will Reid wants to send robots to the moons of Saturn.

Monique Hollick

Space Systems Engineer, DST
Monique and her team design daily mission plans, check the health and performance of satellites and conduct maintenance on ground stations.

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!

Beth Jens

NASA engineer
NASA Engineer Dr Elizabeth (Beth) Jens is making interplanetary travel a real thing!

Miss Aerospace

Aerospace Engineer
Marielle of Miss Aerospace is becoming the female engineering role model she never had.

Karen Willcox

Aerospace engineer
Several trips on the 'vomit comet' made Karen Willcox determined to be the best aerospace engineer.

Karlie Noon

Research Assistant
Karlie switched from arts to science and has never looked back.

Rhea Barnett

Space physicist
Studying physics took Rhea Barnett on an unexpected adventure.

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Industry cadetships: tapping the talents of women in STEM

female engineer
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Talented, much? This year’s Eureka Prize winners are next level

The 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners have been announced in a live, virtual awards show broadcast from the Australian Museum.