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.

Live Long and Healthy How to extend your health with Dr Sharyn Fitzgerald. Dr Fitzgerald’s specific areas of interest include healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, careers in science. Dr Fitzg...

Can you see what I see? Improving vision health with A/Prof Lauren Ayton & Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin Lauren has a strong interest in vision restoration and investigates inherited diseases in the reti...

Beyond the Lab with IMNIS Catalyst Beyond the Lab is a webinar series for students in years 8 to 12 around Australia in which IMNIS Catalysts will share their non-traditional STEM Career Journeys. Joi...

Can you sense we have chemistry? Using smart materials to solve real-world problems with Dr Wenyue Zou Wenyue works with light-responsive materials to solve real-world problems. She uses smart antibac...

Healthy from the inside out Getting healthier with Dr Katherine Livingstone & A/Prof David Scott. Katherine’s research is focussed on dietary patterns, cardiometabolic health and nutrition. She ...

Beyond the Lab with IMNIS Catalyst Beyond the Lab is a webinar series for students in years 8 to 12 around Australia in which IMNIS Catalysts will share their non-traditional STEM Career Journeys. Joi...

How to change your brain Using worm brains to understand our own with Dr Yee Lian Chew. Yee Lian explores how learning and gaining new memories can change chemical signals between brain cells. She use...

Keep those muscles in shape Using muscle retention therapies with Dr Kate Murphy. Kate is investigating conditions and causes of muscle wasting such as cancer, ageing, injury and muscular diseases lik...

Beyond the Lab with IMNIS Catalyst Beyond the Lab is a webinar series for students in years 8 to 12 around Australia in which IMNIS Catalysts will share their non-traditional STEM Career Journeys. Joi...

How do you sniff out the answers in the worst of times? Understand how Dr Maiken Ueland uses scent to find and rescue victims of mass disasters. Maiken is currently working on creating better methods ...

Beyond the Lab with IMNIS Catalyst Beyond the Lab is a webinar series for students in years 8 to 12 around Australia in which IMNIS Catalysts will share their non-traditional STEM Career Journeys. Joi...

Good Information or Bad? Find out how Dr Dana McKay is helping you avoid getting bad information. Dana studies how people find, use, manage, and abuse information. She wants to make good, useful infor...

Nurturing happy & healthy oceans Dr Steph Gardner & Dr Alice Jones’s explorations in marine biology and ecology   Environmental changes are affecting our marine and coastal systems.   ...

The science behind the students  Data science to improve teaching and learning with Dr Vitomir Kovanović  How does a scientist help a teacher teach their students better?   Vitomir has dev...

Let’s get inside our heads!  The science behind brains & minds with Associate Professor Jill Newby & Associate Professor Yen Ying Lim   The human brain has...

Let’s circulate! Healthy ageing through vascular science with Dr Rachel Climie & Professor Levon Khachigian  Rachel’s research focusses on vascular ageing and how exercise can be used to ...

How do you make trains run on time? Transport network coordination with Jessica Pritchard   Jessica’s job description has not ever been simply ‘Statistician’ or ‘Mathematician’. Instead, ...

Light it up! The science of solar with Professor Kylie Catchpole  Kylie investigates how light interacts with semiconductors, so that better, cheaper solar panels can be designed.  She is part of a ...

Try to Hack this!  Take a quantum leap with Dr Ben Sparkes  Current encryption methods are likely to be defeated by the impending development of next-generation “quantum” computers.  Ben is d...

What to do with the poo? Carbon-neutral solutions for sewage with Professor Qilin Wang  Qilin has developed a suite of award-winning technologies to revolutionize the practice and science of urban...

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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