Science and Technology Role Model Program – Nov 2020

Science and Technology Role Model Program – Nov 2020

Meet and be inspired by two award-winning Victorian scientists and engineers and hear about how students too can forge an exciting and rewarding career in STEM. An event for Years 5-12 students.

A Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series event for high-ability students in Years 5-12.

STELR is offering an exciting opportunity for Gifted and Talented students at your school to meet and be inspired by young, award-winning scientists and engineers from Victoria.
This unique opportunity is being delivered under the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series, through which STELR is hosting a series of online Science and Technology Role Model Program events.

The next event in this program is being held online, November 4 from 10 am to 11am with Associate Professor Kate Fox and Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell. They will be engaging with students and talking about their work, how they themselves got to this point in their career, and the career options and choices available for students to pursue a career in engineering.

Kate Fox is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at RMIT. Her research is focused on developing diamond as an orthopaedic biomaterial. Kate is a biomedical engineer with significant experience and expertise in hydroxyapatite coatings and implant design for orthopaedic applications. She has experience in hybrid material design, surface science characterisation techniques and implants.

Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell received his undergraduate degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Monash University in 2005. During his PhD, he undertook graduate research in the High Temperature Gas Dynamics Laboratory at Stanford University under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship between 2008-2009. He was awarded his PhD from Monash University in 2013. He now works as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, and as a researcher in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion.

Find out about the diversity of careers and opportunities for young people interested in science and engineering.


Date: 4 November 10am-11 am – Grades 5-8

12 noon – 1pm – Grades 9-12

Registration link coming soon.

Cost:  Free

Student questions should be submitted ahead of time to Some pre-research will be required by students to ensure they are aware of the work. Further information will be sent to registrants.