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Muireann Irish

Cognitive neuroscientist
Encyclopedias, Alzheimer’s and a drive to help others. That’s what kicked off the career of cognitive neuroscientist and Superstar of STEM, Muireann Irish.

Ally Watson

Code Like A Girl
Developer Ally Watson co-founded Code Like A Girl to combat gender stereotypes and help young women find their passion in coding.

Maddison Miller

Indigenous archaeologist
Can a career in archaeology bring you closer to your own culture? Darug woman, Maddison uses Indigenous knowledge to inform smarter futures.

Benson Saulo

Global game changer
Benson Saulo believes that the key to creating social change is using his career in finance to help people recover from financial hardships.

Maggie McGowan

Fashion founder
Maggie McGowan is using maths in her fashion business, Magpie Goose, to create employment opportunities for Indigenous artists in the Northern Territory

Dr Joanne Orlando

Kid-tech researcher
Dr Orlando empowers children in 21st century learning by investigating the effect of tech on kids

Tamina Pitt

Google STEP intern
Tamina Pitt wants to use her tech skills to change the world.

Taj Pabari

Risk Taker
Taj Pabari is engineering a new educational tablet and passing on his entrepreneurship skills to his fellow students

Mehreen Faruqi

Parliamentarian
Civil and environmental engineer and Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the first Muslim woman elected to Parliament in Australia.

Karlie Noon

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

Shaun Mhonde

Web developer
Shaun is motivated to serve the community and make an impact on the world.

Greta Stephensen

High school student
Greta Stephensen won an Indigenous STEM Student Award in recognition of her passion for engineering.

Science needs true diversity to succeed, and Aussie astronomy shows how we can get it

Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses.

Looking for a mentor? These 20 young, local innovators will blow you away

MIT Innovators under 35
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Review has announced its annual list of under 35-year-old game-changing innovators for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and we’re career crushing hard.

Christmas, sorted: The ultimate STEM-themed gift guide

Stumped on what to gift a fellow STEM lover? Here’s a list of fun – and easy – Christmas-winning ideas.