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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.

Michelle Langley

Ice age globetrotter
Michelle is an archaeologist with Griffith University, studying ornaments and tools that tell us about human behavioural uniqueness

Miss Aerospace

Aerospace Engineer
Marielle of Miss Aerospace is becoming the female engineering role model she never had.

Noushin Nasiri

Health hero
You don't have to be a medical doctor to be a health hero. Dr Noushin Nasiri is a materials engineer, saving lives with medical devices.

Kristin Alford

Career chameleon
Futurist Kristin Alford forgoes traditional career paths to forge a hugely successful career that's entirely unique

Amy Heffernan

Analytical Chemistry
Analytical chemistry researcher Amy Heffernan uses roundworms to better understand dementia

Minh Nga Nguyen

Eco-engineer
Minh Nga Nguyen is competing in the BHP awards with her bamboo biochar; a recycled water filter and renewable fertiliser

Angelina Arora

Bio-plastic inventor
At 15 years old, Angelina has already invented two types of biodegradable plastic which have seen her compete in the BHP awards.

Melanie Sefton

Occupational therapist
A determination to help others steered Melanie Sefton towards a career in occupational therapy

Vivian Chan

Sparrho CEO
Vivian Chan is the go-getter and entrepreneur that owes her strong start in business to UQ

Lillian Caruana

Rookie researcher
Lillian Caruana is a volunteer researcher at ANSTO when she's not studying; a lucky break she attributes to taking every opportunity that comes her way.

Hannah Thomas

PhD preacher
Hannah knows her PhD thesis back-to-front, since representing the University of South Australia in the international "3 Minute Thesis" competition

Dr Joanne Orlando

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

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Match your skills to a career in Defence

Defence careers
Scan the table and choose which STEM skills you have that can take you into the Australian Defence sector – in either the public service or military roles