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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.

Rachel Bessell

Senior Researcher, CFA
CFA researcher Rachel Bessell crunches numbers to predict where and when bushfires will impact.

Cara Grzeskowiak

Sports Data Analyst
Cara Grzeskowiak is a data analyst and champion rower helping athletes improve their performance.

Jane Shrapnel

Principal Data Scientist
Hospitals are employing experts like Jane Shrapnel to help them save lives by digging into the data.

Avalon Martinkus

Quantitative Analyst
Businesses are looking for maths experts like Avalon Martinkus to help them assess the risk of climate change.

Natalie Thamwattana

Mathematics Professor
Maths just clicked for one girl in rural Thailand. Now Natalie Thamwattana is a world-leading researcher in nanotech.

Isabelle Greco

Maths undergraduate
Realising that she could study just maths has opened up a world of possibilities for Isabelle Greco.

Chrisnel Tiglao

Software QA Engineer
Chrisnel Taglao is a software engineer working on cool new tech to help streamline our wallets.

Jenice Aira Taguiam

Optimisation officer
Jenice has always loved maths, now she's using her skills to digitally transform one of the Philippines' biggest banks.

Donna Stace

Maintenance Supervisor and Diversity Pathways Project Lead
Donna Stace is proof that you don’t have to go to university to kickstart an awesome career in STEM.

Yvette Watson

Technical Architect, Microsoft
Yvette has been into tech and computers as long as she can remember. Now she's helping Filipino businesses work remotely.

Cheena Yadav

University of Newcastle student ambassador
Cheena is studying a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Newcastle while helping future students decide on which path is right for them. 

Why university STEM degrees are more relevant than ever

University STEM degrees
In an uncertain world future, university STEM degrees are more crucial than ever - and not just to land you a job.

Three regional schools are the latest to benefit from STEM industry school partnership program

Three schools in the Illawarra region of NSW will now have their own academy of STEM excellence under the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program.

Why space careers matter in a post-pandemic world

Australia’s space industry began in uncertainty, and – despite bushfires, pandemics and massive change – it will succeed under uncertainty.