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Food & Agriculture

Passionate about nutrition and the challenge of feeding our population sustainably? Get inspired about your future career by reading about these real-life food scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, process engineers all leading the way in this crucial and exciting STEM sector.

Director Māori Research and Partnerships - Ariana Estorias

Director Māori Research and Partnerships

Director Māori Research and Partnerships, Ariana Estoras (Ngāti Maniapoto), develops farming solutions that stem from both Mātauranga Māori and science – By Ariana Estora with

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Director Māori Research and Partnerships - Ariana Estorias

Director Māori Research and Partnerships

Director Māori Research and Partnerships, Ariana Estoras (Ngāti Maniapoto), develops farming solutions that stem from both Mātauranga Māori and science – By Ariana Estora with

Food researcher

From fungi to drought-resistant crops, food researcher Dr Nipuni Peththa Thanthrige is helping grow the future of agriculture With a background in genetic and molecular

Soil scientist

Dylan kickstarted his STEM journey by studying a Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation at Macquarie University. He loved that this degree had a wide range

Mahla Nejati
Robots & AI

Robots research fellow

Mahla Nejati’s early love of programming came from robotics comps at school and now she loves solving real-world problems with algorithms.

Agriculture careers
Food & Agriculture

Farmer, scientist & writer

Dr Anika Molesworth’s devotion to the Aussie land meant science was a no-brainer when it came to careers

Aerospace engineer Dr Anastasia Volkova
Engineering

Aerospace Engineer

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

Skye Blackburn - Entomologist and food scientist
Animals

Entomologist & food scientist

Entomologist and food scientist Skye Blackburn launched her own startup to get bugs on our plates. “I tried crickets, grasshoppers and bamboo worms in Thailand.

Michelle Colgrave - Food research scientist
Food & Agriculture

Food research scientist

Food research scientist, Michelle Colgrave, is tackling one of our biggest challenges: making sure we have enough food to go around.

Maths & agriculture

Dr Andrew Blinco, Maths grad at UQ, uses maths in agriculture careers to increase the sustainability of the mining and farming industries. His unique career has taken him across the globe, using maths in agriculture to improve sustainability of copper mining in Chile, or beef farming in Queensland.