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Superstars of STEM shoot for the stars

11 December 2018

Sixty outstanding women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have been selected to participate in the second round of the Superstars of STEM program.

The Superstars of STEM announced today include some of Australia’s most inspirational scientists, technologists and educators who will help encourage girls to study STEM subjects and consider a career in STEM.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the launch of the new group is a significant step in promoting gender equity in STEM.

“As an engineer, I am passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths, and increasing the number of girls and women in STEM subjects and roles,” Minister Andrews said.

“Increasing the public visibility of women role models is key to changing cultural attitudes and inspiring more young women and girls to study, work and champion gender equity in STEM.

“The work of these amazing ambassadors will complement that of Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith.”

Run by Science & Technology Australia, the program supports and trains women working in the STEM sector to share their passion with the Australian community through the media, social media and on stage.

“The Liberal National Government is committed to boosting the participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers, that’s why we’ve invested $1.3 million over four years to expand the program,” Minister Andrews said.

To read more about the new ambassadors, visit www.scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/what-we-do/superstars-of-stem/

Media contact: Minister Andrews' office  02 6277 7070