STELR have gone around the country and interviewed women doing some amazing careers in STEM – now you can learn all about what they do.
There are heaps of women out there doing some pretty cool things, from robotics to metallurgy, entrepreneurship to maths, agriculture to marine science. We’ve picked a few that might inspire you to consider a career in STEM; take a look.
Anjali Jaiprakash – Robobiologist
Dr Anjali Jaiprakash is a robobiologist in the medical and healthcare robotics lab at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV).
Interestingly, a career in STEM wasn’t something she considered when she was young. But after taking some science subjects at school, she found her passion.
Now, she works at ACRV developing robotic technologies to assist doctors and surgeons.
Julie Shuttleworth – Metallurgist
Julie Shuttleworth started her career as a metallurgist. She is now Deputy CEO of Fortescue Metals Group.
While Julie always knew she wanted to pursue a career in STEM, she knew she didn’t want a job where she would be stuck indoors all day behind a desk. After her first year of university she spent the summer holidays working at a processing plant at a gold mine, which began her career in metallurgy.
Today, Julie is responsible for the entire mine site operations at Fortescue’s largest mine site, Solomon Mine.
Catherine Ball – Environmental Scientist & Entrepreneur
Dr Catherine Ball trained as an environmental scientist and as a statistician. She is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of several companies mainly based on drones, coding and robotics.
Catherine has always loved science and the environment, and now runs a whopping 5 businesses that use drones and technology to improve environmental outcomes and promote and support women in STEM.
Ella Gross – Water Design Engineer
Ella Gross is a Water Design Engineer who works as a Consultant at Jacobs.
Even though she knew she wanted to do further study in science when she finished school, she didn’t really know exactly what to do. After graduating from an engineering degree, she found a job in water engineering, and ended up finding her passion.
As a Water Design Engineer, her job involves designing water infrastructure (pipes, tanks and pumps) to transfer, store or direct drinking and recycled water.
Find more stories
This is just a small sample of the career stories on STELR’s website. You can find the rest here: https://stelr.org.au/womeninstem/