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Meet real-life people working in STEM jobs in the vibrant and growing space industry. Want more? Download our free Space & Defence Specialist Job Kit.

Linda Hapgood

Program manager for Boeing
Aerospace engineering took Linda Hapgood to the cutting edge of tech, working for Boeing in Australia and the US

Professor Phil Bland

Planetary scientist
Professor Phil Bland got switched on to spaceflight as a child and is now the director of a space and planetary science research centre.

Vanessa Zepeda

PhD student
The Little Mermaid inspired Vanessa Zepeda to study marine biology, now she’s searching for life beyond

James Bevington

Astrobiologist
Engineer turned astrobiologist James Bevington’s STEM career is out of this world.

Dr Helen Maynard-Casely

Instrument scientist
Instrument scientist Dr Helen Maynard-Casely’s obsession with icy moons has led to a fascinating career.

Dr David Flannery

Planetary scientist
QUT researcher Dr David Flannery is living his dream career – helping NASA on its next Mars rover mission.

Christyl Johnson

Deputy Center Director for Technology and Research Investments
NASA Director of Technology and Research at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Christyl Johnson has always aimed high.

Adrian Jon Brown

Deputy Program Scientist, Mars 2020 Mission
Are we alone in the universe? Adrian Brown is studying rocks on Mars in the hope of helping us find out.

Emily Calandrelli

Host of Netflix’s Emily’s Wonder Lab
Emily Calandrelli, aka @thespacegal, is a former MIT engineer turned science communicator. She shares her love of science on Netflix shows, broadcast television, and on social media.

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.

Generation Google Scholarships Program Extension for Australia and New Zealand

generation google scholarships program extension ANZ event 2022
Are you studying a tech degree in Aus or NZ? You could be eligible to apply to attend an event hosted by Google, and win prizes!

Earn while you learn with PwC’s Higher Apprenticeship program

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Not keen on uni? PwC's Higher Apprenticeship program is all about building up your business and tech skills while learning on the job and getting paid.

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National Science Week
National Science Week runs from August 13 to 21 and we are clearing our schedules as we type