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Meet real-life people working in STEM jobs in the vibrant and growing space industry.

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.

Toby Hendy + the maths behind growing your YouTube followers

Toby Hendy
We asked scientist, mathematician and YouTuber, Toby Hendy, about the maths involved in growing your YouTube subscribers!

5 paths into engineering if you don’t ace your ATAR

alternative pathways into engineering
Stressed about getting an amazing ATAR score? The good news is that there are loads of alternative pathways that can lead to an awesome engineering career.

Premium gigs: STEM grads in insurance

The insurance industry isn’t all about premiums and claims. There is also cool modelling around how natural hazards may affect people’s lives and that requires experts in data and analytics