Video playlist: Science careers advice you can’t miss

Science careers advice
Hear from ANSTO's Dr Mitra Safavi-Naeini (physicist and researcher) in the Careers with STEM: Science webinar. Image: Lauren Trompp

There are so many exciting pathways to explore in science. So where to start?

Right here! We’ve chatted to STEM experts to get their top science careers advice. Hear all about their super cool science gigs, how they got them, what they actually do, and what they have to say to those following in their footsteps.

All of this? In the videos below! Perfect weekend watching.

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1. Careers with STEM Science and Space 2022

In this webinar, we highlight the diverse and sometimes surprising pathways into science and space careers, bust myths around what it means and looks like to be a scientist, and explore booming areas and employers.

Meet three young, fun scientists from the pages of Careers with STEM: Science and Space 2022 – Vanessa ZapedaNigel Lengkeek and James Hattam – from fields as diverse as nuclear medicine, conservation and Australia’s growing space sector. They share their experience and words of wisdom for those who want to follow in their footsteps.

2. Next Gen Careers: Future Scientist

Next generation scientists will transform the way that we live and work, and address the global challenges we face right now. From the health aspects of urban and regional development, to drone management of wildlife, 3D visualisation of reefs, and futuristic uses of materials, discover the new careers emerging from advanced science and the pathways to get there.

In this video, you’ll hear insights from maths undergraduate Grace Heron, bio-fabrication expert and STEM ambassador Naomi Paxton and geoscientist Robert Emo.

3. Careers with STEM: Science Webinar Part 3: Physics Fighting COVID, Myth-busting Chemistry + Q&A

In Part 3 of our Careers with STEM: Science Webinar, we meet science professionals who work on improving cancer treatment and medical imaging, medical device design and new types of materials. They also share their advice for students who are interested in pursuing a career in science.

Meet out panellists: Mitra Safavi-Naeni, Declan Burke and ShanShan Wang

4. 3 ANSTO scientists chat all things STEM careers

We chat to ANSTO’s Nigel Lengkeek (senior radiochemist), Leena Hogan (radioisotopes and irradiations manager) and Erin Smyth (graduate engineer) about how they got their cool STEM gigs at ANSTO and what they love about working in nuclear medicine. They also have science careers advice specific to their roles. Don’t miss it!

Want more science stories? Head on over to the Careers with Science hub!

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.


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