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Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. The women in the program are all committed to building a public profile and becoming role models for the next generation of STEM stars.

The Superstars of STEM aim to make appearances in the media as well as speaking at schools and public events. You can find out more the Superstars of STEM below. Or request one to speak at your next event.

The Superstars of STEM program began 2017.  There are currently 150 Superstars of STEM. Here you can find Superstars trained in previous years. We also invite you to meet the amazing mentors who give their time to support the program.

Meet the previous Superstars Meet the Mentors

For teachers, conference and event organisers, you can request a Superstar speaker here. Not sure who is the right for you? Check out the profiles below or tell us what you need on the request form and we will match you with a Superstar.


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    Dr Maria del Mar Quiroga
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    Dr Samantha Munroe
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    Dr Rebecca Jordan
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    Dr Vanessa Pirotta
  • 2020 Dwan Price Profile Research SEBE Deakin Burwood
    Dr Dwan Price
    Dr Divya Mehta
  • IMG_Pearl_Ng
    Pearl Li Ng
  • IMG_Jessica_Danaher
    Dr Jessica Danaher
    Dr Sonia Shah
  • IMG_Alexandra_Campbell
    Dr Alexandra Campbell
  • IMG_Eva_Rodriguez-Rodriguez
    Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez
  • IMG_Caitlyn_Broberg
    Caitlyn Broberg
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    Dr Mitra Safavi-Naeini
  • IMG_Heather_Handley
    Dr Heather Handley
  • IMG_Joanne_Jamie-min
    Associate Professor Joanne Jamie
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    Crystal Forrester
  • IMG_Clare_Kenyon
    Dr Clare Kenyon
  • IMG_Bianca_Shepherd
    Bianca Shepherd
  • AIHI
9 May 2018
    Dr Dana Rezazadegan
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    Dr Kylie Soanes
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    Rachel Iglesias
  • Karlie Noon has been appointed the Sydney Observatory's first astronomy ambassador. Canberra, August 20, 2020. Photo: Rhett Wyman/SMH
    Karlie Noon
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    Stephanie Gardner
  • Doctor Kayt Rowe
    Dr Cayt Rowe
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    Dr Lila Landowski
  • IMG_Kiara_Bruggeman
    Dr Kiara Bruggeman
  • IMG_Renee_Wootton
    Renee Wootton
  • IMG_Kim-Anh_Le-Cao
    Associate Professor Kim-Anh Lê Cao
  • IMG_Sabine_Bellstedt
    Dr Sabine Bellstedt
  • IMG_Marian_Wong
    Dr Marian Wong
    Dr Erin Hahn
  • IMG_Wenyue_Zou
    Dr Wenyue Zou
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    Dr Emily Finch
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    Dr Jiao Jiao Li
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    Nicole Russo
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    Associate Professor Rashina Hoda
  • IMG_Jennifer_Fan-Gaskin
    Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin
  • IMG_Priyanka_Pillai
    Priyanka Pillai
  • IMG_Jennifer_Matthews
    Dr Jennifer Matthews
  • IMG_Hannah_Robinson
    Dr Hannah Robinson
  • IMG_Bianca_Le
    Dr Bianca Le
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    Dr Nicole White
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    Annelies Moens
  • Dr Hannah Power, Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Earth Sciences). Photo taken for her nomination in the Superstars of STEMM awards. Pic at Nobbys Beach (about 7pm) on Monday November 9, 2020, by Eddie O'Reilly UON Marketing and Comms.
    Associate Professor Hannah Power
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    Dr Melanie Finch
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    Dr Jessica Allen
  • IMG_Zoe_Doubleday
    Dr Zoe Doubleday
  • IMG_Grace_Lethlean
    Grace Lethlean
  • IMG_Eleanor_Campbell
    Dr Eleanor Campbell
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    Dr Erin McGillick
  • IMG_Yee-Lian_Chew
    Dr Yee Lian Chew
  • IMG_Jiawen-_Li
    Dr Jiawen Li
  • IMG_Hannah_Wardill
    Dr Hannah Wardill
  • IMG_Marissa_Betts
    Dr Marissa Betts
  • IMG_Parwinder_KAUR
    Associate Professor Parwinder Kaur
  • IMG_Noushin_Nasiri
    Dr Noushin Nasiri
  • IMG_Jessica_Pritchard-min
    Jessica Pritchard
  • IMG_Jessica_Buck
    Dr Jessica Buck
  • IMG_Mary_McMillan
    Dr Mary McMillan
  • IMG_Holly_Tootell-min
    Dr Holly Tootell


If you have any enquiries about the program please contact:

Sandra Gardam
Program Manager
T: 02 6113 0780 | E:

Please note, the name 'Superstars of STEM' is a registered trademark of Science & Technology Australia. Use of the term 'Superstars of STEM', when not relating to this program run by Science & Technology Australia, is not permitted.