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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.

Elaiza Luker

QUT PhD Candidate
Elaiza Luker is researching the structural integrity of materials used in concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.

Bianca Shepherd

Engineering Support Workshop Manager
ANSTO’s Engineering Support Workshop Manager Bianca Shepherd oversees the manufacturing of parts for Australia’s only nuclear reactor

Jennifer Cheng

Site Reliability Engineer
As a site reliability engineer, it’s Jennifer Cheng’s job to make sure Google Photos runs smoothly

Sophie Gardner

User Experience Designer
Internships and mentors helped Sophie Gardner demystify computer design

Courtney Hoskin

Software Engineer
As a tech grad fluent in code, Courtney Hoskin spends 9-to-5 developing apps that change people’s lives

Marina Deletic

Customer Engineer
Marina Deletic’s journey into STEM includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), baking and a whole lot of engineering

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.

Quiz: What’s your outdoor STEM career?

Outdoor STEM career
If working underwater sounds better than a 9-5 office gig, this quiz is for you!

The STEM jobs with the fastest-growing salaries: new report

salaries 2021 Australia STEM jobs
According to a new report released by consulting firm, Mercer, jobs in Australia's high tech and life...

Meet the 17-year-old entrepreneur developing the coolest study app 

Eric Rametta
Eric Rametta is setting out to change the game for students tackling multiple subjects, timetables and exams to cram for