Watch videos of women in Australia doing great things in STEM.
Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger is internationally acclaimed for her research in mathematics, including fundamental contributions to group theory, permutation groups and combinatorics. For more than 40 years, she has lived her passion for education and demonstrated an extraordinary ability to foster and inspire others with her love of mathematics, creating a huge body of academic work and an equally large body of service for the generation of new mathematicians in Australia.
The Girls in STEM Toolkit went live last September, and the site has been a really big hit! Lisa Harvey-Smith, Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador, astronomer, author and broadcaster gives her thoughts on The GiST and shares her experiences with STEM.
Laura is an immunologist, and studies how immune responses can protect the body against disease. Growing up, Laura did not want to be a scientist, but an artist. Check out her great story as to why she ended up becoming a scientist, and how science is a journey of creativity and discovery.
Associate Professor Elizabeth New has pioneered the development of new chemical imaging tools to observe healthy and diseased cells. She is an award-winning teacher and mentor and has donated a significant amount of time to professional science organisations.
What do you love about science? Why do you think science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are important?