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Looking for role models, mentors, speakers and generally amazing people working in science, technology, engineering and maths?

We're proud to have profiled hundreds of women in STEM combining STEM with their 'X' - their passion, interest or another field. These women in STEM represent diverse career options for young people looking to pursue a STEM career, and offer in-depth information on the individual pathways they took to get to where they are today. Email info@refractionmedia.com.au if you're interested in contacting any of the people featured in this section for mentorship or speaking opportunities.

Indianna Brewer-Williams

High School STEM Teacher
Indianna combined her passion for sport with science and now shares this with the next generation of global leaders as a secondary school teacher

Lucy Penna

Chemical engineering student
Chemical engineering undergrad Lucy Penna is using a biofuel by-product to make sustainable, nutritious vegan food

Dr Eva Cheng

Director, Women in Engineering and IT Program, UTS
Eva is passionate about increasing women's participation in engineering and tech and oversees programs like Lucy Mentoring.

Josephine Liantono

Junior Mining Engineer
Inspired by jewellery making, Josephine pursued a career in mining – and she’s having a blast.

Professor Kylie Catchpole

Solar cell researcher
Kylie is currently working on a range of projects to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar energy.

Amy MacIntosh

Ecotoxicologist
Amy MacIntosh is investigating the impacts of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) from deep-sea oil and gas pipelines on Australian marine animals.

Dr Anastasia Volkova

Aerospace Engineer
Dr Anastasia Volkova is helping farmers produce crops that don’t cost the Earth

Rachel Lin

Product Manager
Rachel Lin is a Product Manager for new products at Atlassian! She walks us through her exciting STEM journey.

Dr Christina N. Zdenek

Snake expert
Hanging out with highly venomous snakes is all in a days work for Dr Christina N. Zdenek 

Arjumand Banu Khan

Environmental scientist & science communicator
Arjumand is passionate about helping young people appreciate the wonders of STEM.

Michaela Dolk

Flood analyst
As a flood analyst, Michaela specialises in flood risk, but also works on other perils, including earthquakes and cyclones.

Nalini Joshi

Mathematician
Nalini Joshi is all about driving change in maths and striving for equality

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Engineering
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How to think like an engineer

Engineer
Engineers are the innovators in the workplace, introducing new ideas and products

Video: What is engineering?

video
Engineering is awesome! Here's a fun intro to the super popular 'E' in STEM.