STEAM Powered
STEAM Powered

Conversations with women in STEAM about their journeys and their work.

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Public Health Engineering with Dr Dani Barrington cover image
engineering

Public Health Engineering with Dr Dani Barrington (#24)

We talk about water and sanitation systems, WASH Failures, and pantomime.

Chimpanzees, Habitat Fragmentation, and Gut Biomes with Natasha Coutts cover image
science

Chimpanzees, Habitat Fragmentation, and Gut Biomes with Natasha Coutts (#23)

We talk about habitat fragmentation, developing a chimpanzee superhighway, and how empowering girls can lead to better economic, social, and ecological outcomes.

Computational Astrophysics and kilonovae with Dr Heloise F. Stevance cover image
science

Computational Astrophysics and kilonovae with Dr Heloise F. Stevance (#22)

We talk about stellar evolution, kilonovae, and roller derby.

Technical Program Management with Megan Knox cover image
technology

Technical Program Management with Megan Knox (#21)

We talk about technical program management and Code 4 Community.

Data visualisation with Annette Hester cover image
science

Data visualisation with Annette Hester (#20)

We talk about data visualisation and Annette's unique journey to data sciences.

Entrepreneurship and Mentoring with Emily Ross cover image
technology

Entrepreneurship and Mentoring with Emily Ross (#19)

We talk about entrepreneurship, mentoring, and diversity.

Environmental Education & Tree Hollows for Wildlife with Abbie Mitchell cover image
science

Environmental Education & Tree Hollows for Wildlife with Abbie Mitchell (#18)

We talk about environmental education and tree hollows for wildlife.

Sharks and Science Communication with Dr Blake Chapman cover image
science

Sharks and Science Communication with Dr Blake Chapman (#17)

We talk about sharks, shark attacks, and Blake's enthusiasm for science communication.

Alzheimer's and Science Communication with Dr Sabine Bird cover image
medicine

Alzheimer's and Science Communication with Dr Sabine Bird (#16)

We talk about STEM education and communication, Alzheimer's research, and endurance cycling.

Probiotic Durian Beer and Bubble Tea with Kriza Calumba cover image
science

Probiotic Durian Beer and Bubble Tea with Kriza Calumba (#15)

We talk about probiotic durian beer, food science, and bubble tea.

Mars Rovers with Keri Bean cover image
science

Mars Rovers with Keri Bean (#14)

We talk about Mars Rovers, Star Wars, and cake decorating.

The Square Kilometre Array with Rebecca Wheadon cover image
science

The Square Kilometre Array with Rebecca Wheadon (#13)

We talk about the SKA, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), and Rebecca's love of cycling.

Publishing and Science Communication with Jasmine Fellows cover image
science

Publishing and Science Communication with Jasmine Fellows (#12)

We talk about Double Helix, music, and CSIRO Publishing’s new book, More Hands-On Science.

Computer Science and Writing About Epidemics with Amanda Hickie cover image
technology

Computer Science and Writing About Epidemics with Amanda Hickie (#11)

We talk about her novel *Before This Is Over/An Ordinary Epidemic*, volunteering with FIRST Robotics Australia, and bookbinding.

The Science of Beauty with Dr Michelle Wong cover image
science

The Science of Beauty with Dr Michelle Wong (#10)

We talk about beauty science, pole dancing, and Asian representation in media.

Spatial Point Modelling with Prof Janine Illian cover image
mathematics

Spatial Point Modelling with Prof Janine Illian (#9)

We talk about spatial point modelling and its applications in the areas of ecology, orangutan populations, and COVID.

Surgery & Operating With Respect with Assoc Prof Rhea Liang cover image
medicine

Surgery & Operating With Respect with Assoc Prof Rhea Liang (#8)

We talk about surgery, Operating With Respect, and manual crafts.

Cell Membrane Biophysics & Computational Chemistry with Dr Evelyne Deplazes cover image
science

Cell Membrane Biophysics & Computational Chemistry with Dr Evelyne Deplazes (#7)

We talk about honey and spider venoms in membrane biophysics, academic career development, and yoga.

Game Ethics and Accessibility in Boardgames with Pauline Belford cover image
technology

Game Ethics and Accessibility in Boardgames with Pauline Belford (#6)

We talk about morality in games, board game accessibility, academia, and parkrun.

Geochemistry and Geochronology with Stephanie E. Suarez cover image
science

Geochemistry and Geochronology with Stephanie E. Suarez (#5)

We talk about being a first-generation college student, make-up, geological dating techniques, and Mars volcanism.

Water Policy and Research with Dr Kat Taylor cover image
science

Water Policy and Research with Dr Kat Taylor (#4)

We talk about dance fitness, water governance, and the Global Water Forum.

Renewable Energy in Agriculture with Karin Stark cover image
science

Renewable Energy in Agriculture with Karin Stark (#3)

We talk about Karin's interest in art, the London Cycle Hire Scheme, and renewable energy in agriculture.

Restoration Seed Ecology with Dr Lucy Commander cover image
science

Restoration Seed Ecology with Dr Lucy Commander (#2)

We talk about her interest in singing and gardening, restoration seed ecology, and her work as an editor on the Florabank Guidelines for best practice native seed collection and use.

Stem Cell Biology with Rebecca Lim cover image
medicine

Stem Cell Biology with Rebecca Lim (#1)

We talk about weightlifting, work/life balance, Rebecca's love of dogs, and her journey to a career in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies.