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Florence McKenzie

Electrical engineer
Florence McKenzie was Australia's first female electrical engineer, and founded the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps (WESC) ahead of World War II.

Makereti Papakura

Māori anthropologist
Makereti was a well-known Māori tourist guide during the early 20th century, before she turned her talents to anthropology and the study of Māori culture.

Emma Gin

Chemist to consultant
Emma Gin switched from organic chemistry researcher to technology consultant and hasn’t looked back

Michael Kasumovic

Biologist to edu-tech guru
Science spider-man, Associate Professor (At UNSW) and app developer, Michael Kasumovic loves all of his careers

Emma Carter

Biosecurity Crusader
Emma Carter's passion for ecology took her from researching wildlife biology to her role as a Project Officer at Biosecurity Queensland.

Elizabeth Blackburn

Molecular biologist
Australian molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn is a Nobel laureate who discovered the secret to the immortality of cells

Mitchell Torok

Mechatronics whiz
Mitchell Torok is the Rosny College student from Tasmania that took out the Engineering award in this year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards alongside his cousin Isaac Brain.

Isaac Brain

Inventive coder
Isaac Brain was one half of the duo that took home this year’s BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Award in the Engineering category, for the smart watch 'aWear'

Macinley Butson

SMART inventor
At just 18 years old, Macinley Butson has won the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards twice and has been named NSW Young Australian of the Year 2018.

Marie Maynard Daly

Research chemist
Marie Maynard Daly (1921-2003) was the first African American woman to obtain a PhD in chemistry in the United States

Madhuri Ranjan

Paint chemist
Madhuri Ranjan never expected to end up in the paint industry after studying chemistry, but has since discovered it’s the perfect fit.

Grace Planting

Data analytics student
Grace is a student of the brand new Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics at the Australian National University (ANU), which draws together three of today’s most in-demand work areas

4 science-backed ways to make the school holidays last longer

How to make time go slower: A woman's hand turns back the hands of a clock
If you feel like your holidays are skating by, here are 4 science-backed ways to make time go slower.

How a maths degree could lead you to a career with ASIO

A maths degree could lead to a career with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), a government body that exists to protect Australians from serious threats to security.

Maths is behind everything you do online: here’s how

The internet is powered by algorithms, like a more sophisticated version of the equations you’ll learn in class. So, why don’t we think of maths like that?