STEM Career Role Models

Giving students the opportunity to meet Australian scientists and engineers.

These free webinars are presented by STELR as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES).
All students around Australia are welcome to attend.

Nurturing happy & healthy oceans Dr Steph Gardner & Dr Alice Jones’s explorations in marine biology and ecology  Date: Thursday 17th February 2022  Environmental changes are affecting ...

The science behind the students  Data science to improve teaching and learning with Dr Vitomir Kovanović  Date: Thursday 24th February 2022  How does a scientist help a teacher teach their...

Let’s circulate! Healthy ageing through vascular science with Dr Rachel Climie & Professor Levon Khachigian  Date: Thursday 10th March 2022  Rachel’s research focusses on vascular agei...

How do you make trains run on time? Transport network coordination with Jessica Pritchard  Date: Tuesday 15th March 2022  Jessica’s job description has not ever been simply ‘Statistician’ o...

Light it up! The science of solar with Professor Kylie Catchpole  Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2022  Kylie investigates how light interacts with semiconductors, so that better, cheaper solar panels c...

Try to Hack this!  Take a quantum leap with Dr Ben Sparkes  Date: Thursday 24th March 2022  Current encryption methods are likely to be defeated by the impending development of next-generation...

What to do with the poo? Carbon-neutral solutions for sewage with Professor Qilin Wang  Date: Tuesday 29th March 2022  Qilin has developed a suite of award-winning technologies to revolutioniz...

Sabin’s research and work includes looking at Earth’s habitability, the impact of climate change on geological timescales and the de-risking of resource exploration. While working on the model...

Symmetry abounds in many areas of science, and group theory, as the “Mathematics of Symmetry”, models this natural concept. Heiko’s fundamental research in group theory studies the omnipresence ...

Have you ever dreamt of traveling back in time to prevent existential threats such as bushfires and rising sea levels? Unfortunately, we cannot change the timeline but we can look at clues from our pa...

In the changing Australian environment, where rainfall is becoming less reliable and extreme weather events more frequent, it is more important than ever that we develop climate ready crops. As a Barl...

Associate Professor Roslyn Hickson is an applied mathematician with a focus on solving real world problems by using mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, with a focus on emerging and neglecte...

Dr Michelle Hall is Senior Research Fellow within the Physiotherapy Department of the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at The University of Melbourne. Looking at exercise as a treatment...

Dr Tayyaba Zafar is an astrophysicist, astronomer and lecturer at Australian Astronomical Optics at Macquarie University. Tayyaba studies dust, gas, and metals between stars of distant galaxies. As we...

Dr Tulloch’s research focuses on informing decision making about managing natural resources with sound ecological knowledge by developing decision-support tools to help conservation management. By w...

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 Vic...

Thank you to Superstars of STEM and the AIPS Tall Poppy Campaign for assisting with speakers for the series.
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