Superstars of STEM
On the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, SIMS celebrates all the Superstars of STEM – reserving an extra special congratulations to our marine scientists.
The Superstars of STEM program is creating a critical mass of celebrity Australian women who work as scientists and technologists – role models for young women and girls – and to work towards equal representation in the media of women and men working in all fields in STEM.
Science & Technology Australia Chief Executive Officer Misha Schubert said the program gave women in STEM the skills and confidence to step into expert commentary roles in the media.
“It’s hard to be what you can’t see,” she said. “Women are still seriously under-represented in STEM – especially at the senior leadership levels.”
The Superstars of STEM program sets out to smash stereotypes of what a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician look like – these powerful role models show girls that STEM is for them.”
Dr. Alexandra Campbell, University of Sunshine Coast
Dr. Stephanie Gardner, UNSW Sydney
Dr. Vanessa Pirotta, Macquarie University