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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.

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The following five quizzes will help you prep for tertiary study

Industry cadetships: tapping the talents of women in STEM

female engineer
Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. A program in which educators and industry work together to help women gain in-demand skills is one piece in the puzzle.

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.