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Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

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

Clare Birch

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

Maru Nihoniho

Founder and Managing Director, Metia Interactive
Maru Nihoniho took the long route to her career in gaming – but now she’s considered one of the most influential people in the industry.

4 STEM-themed TikTok accounts worth a follow

We’ve popped together a list of the best science, tech, engineering and maths accounts to follow.

The lowdown on O-Week

o-week
Tempted to give O-Week a miss? It's a vital introduction to the high-school/uni transition. Don't be a dummy and miss out, here's why you need to go!

Coronavirus quarantine could spark an online learning boom

Institutions around the world are responding to travel bans and quarantines with a shift to online learning.