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Tim Cassettari

Accredited dietician
Ever picked the brain of a nutrition scientist? Here’s 9 things you need to know about accredited dietician Tim Cassettari.

Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

Heatwave Expert
This heatwave expert is helping Australians keep their cool in the face of climate change.

Claire Birch

Quantum chemistry student
Ever chatted to a quantum chemistry student? Here’s 12 things you need to know about Claire Birch.

Elizabeth Thomas

Cognitive Neuroscientist
Dr Elizabeth Thomas is researching genetic markers associated with cognitive impairment across the schizophrenia spectrum.

Madhavi Patterson

PhD candidate, Geocoastal research group
University of Sydney PhD candidate Madhavi Patterson is researching the evolution of the Great Barrier Reef.

Dr Alisa Glukhova

Structural biologist
Dr Glukhova is investigating the molecular behaviour that’s responsible for causing disease, such as cancer.

Dr Valerie Sung

Paediatrician and postdoctoral research fellow
L’Oréal--UNESCO For Women in Science fellow, Dr Valerie Sung, is using her STEM smarts to improve the lives of children with congenital hearing loss.  

Will Reid

Robotic mobility engineer, NASA
Will Reid wants to send robots to the moons of Saturn.

Dr Samantha Solon-Biet

Nutritional biologist
Samantha works as a nutritional biologist, investigating maternal nutrition and its intergenerational influence on obesity and metabolic disorders.  

Dr Ashleigh Hood

Geoscientist and lecturer
Dr Ashleigh Hood is a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellow and has a killer career as a geologist.

Professor Amanda Leach

Microbiologist
From a degree in agricultural science to becoming a celebrated science leader, Amanda has overcome many challenges as a woman in STEM

Dr Muneera Bano

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Dr Muneera Bano overcame cultural prejudice to achieve her dreams of an education – and is determined to help others overcome gender stereotypes too.

Science needs true diversity to succeed, and Aussie astronomy shows how we can get it

Australian astronomy punches well above its weight, in terms of the research it leads and the facilities it houses.

Looking for a mentor? These 20 young, local innovators will blow you away

MIT Innovators under 35
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Review has announced its annual list of under 35-year-old game-changing innovators for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, and we’re career crushing hard.

Christmas, sorted: The ultimate STEM-themed gift guide

Stumped on what to gift a fellow STEM lover? Here’s a list of fun – and easy – Christmas-winning ideas.