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STEAM Powered

24 EpisodesProduced by Michele OngWebsite

Conversations with women in STEAM where we learn a bit about what they do, and who they are.We're a diverse group of people (in so many ways) with unique personal and professional journeys.And I want you to meet some of us.

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Public Health Engineering with Dr Dani Barrington (#24)

April 30th, 2021


Dr Dani Barrington uses interactive methods to understand people’s experiences with toilets, menstrual health and hygiene, incontinence and water, with a focus on low-middle income countries. Her participatory research …

Chimpanzees and Habitat Fragmentation with Natasha Coutts (#23)

April 16th, 2021


Natasha Coutts is a doctoral candidate with the School of Human Sciences at The University of Western Australia (UWA), a postgraduate fellow with …

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

April 2nd, 2021


Originally born and raised in France, Dr Heloise F. Stevance moved to the UK to study Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. After working as a support astronomer at the Isaac Newton Group in La Palma for …

Technical Program Management with Megan Knox (#21)

March 21st, 2021


Megan Knox is an early-in-career technical program manager at Microsoft and recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. As a PM, she does long-term planning for her …

Data visualisation with Annette Hester (#20)

March 8th, 2021


Annette Hester heads TheHesterView Inc. and focuses on a new approach to working with data. Her projects show innovation in action. She is best known for bringing together leading experts in their field to form teams …

Entrepreneurship and Mentoring with Emily Ross (#19)

January 29th, 2021


Emily Ross is a business strategist, advisor, and startup mentor. She is founder of Inkvine, an international growth partner for award-winning …

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

January 8th, 2021


As an environmental educator Abbie Mitchell has led programs for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and EcoXplore. Founding Kids Connecting …

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

December 28th, 2020


Blake Chapman is a science communicator who finds inspiration in the big, broad world around her. She is a stickler for factual information, but loves to find fun ways to communicate those facts.

Blake has a major …

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

December 11th, 2020


Dr Sabine Bird's background has taken her from a science degree at the University of Cologne in Germany, and extensive work experience at a biotech …

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

November 27th, 2020


Kriza Calumba is an assistant professor of the Department of Food Science and Chemistry at the University of the Philippines Mindanao. She previously …

Mars Rovers with Keri Bean (#14)

November 13th, 2020


Keri Bean is a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. She is the deputy lead Rover Planner (aka Mars rover …

The Square Kilometre Array with Rebecca Wheadon (#13)

October 30th, 2020


Rebecca Wheadon is an experienced manager with a background in project management and Mario Kart. She lives for riding her bike in circles over short distances and also happens to manage the CSIRO Murchison …

Publishing and Science Communication with Jasmine Fellows (#12)

October 18th, 2020


Jasmine Fellows (tw: @jasfellows) has a passion for combining science and the arts, from hands-on experiments to hula hooping. She is the Editor of

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

October 2nd, 2020


Amanda Hickie has always been interested in ethical questions - at the age of ten annoying her scripture teacher by asking if it was immoral to lie to a murderer. Despite a passion for writing, she studied Computer …

Beauty Science with Dr Michelle Wong (#10)

September 18th, 2020


Dr Michelle Wong is a science educator and content creator at Lab Muffin Beauty Science. Drawing on her chemistry PhD and extensive experience in …

Spatial Point Modelling with Prof Janine Illian (#9)

September 4th, 2020


Professor Janine Illian joined the University of Glasgow as Chair in Statistical Sciences in 2019. Prior to this, she was a senior lecturer in …

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

August 21st, 2020


Associate Professor Rhea Liang (tw: @LiangRhea) is a general and breast surgeon on the Gold Coast. She is a surgical educationalist, Surgical …

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

August 7th, 2020


Dr Evelyne Deplazes (tw: @DeplazesEvelyne) is a biophysical and computational chemist who is fascinated by the molecular world. Her research is …

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

July 26th, 2020


Pauline Belford is an experienced educator who has spent nearly two decades teaching in post-16 education at both Further Education and Higher …

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

July 9th, 2020


Stephanie Suarez (tw: @geologiststephy) is a PhD student specialising in geochemistry and geochronology. Her research interests include chronology of …

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

June 26th, 2020


Dr Kat Taylor (tw: @Katselenataylor), is a researcher at the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Through her work in Perth and regional …

Renewable Energy in Agriculture with Karin Stark (#3)

June 14th, 2020


Karin Stark's (tw: @karinstark79) international and professional history combines 18 years of engagement with communities around contemporary …

Restoration Seed Ecology with Dr Lucy Commander (#2)

May 31st, 2020


Dr Lucy Commander (tw: @lucy_commander) is a restoration seed ecologist who has spent over a decade undertaking scientific research with the mining …

Stem Cell Biology with Rebecca Lim (#1)

May 16th, 2020


Rebecca Lim (tw: @BiotechBec) is a scientist working on the clinical translation of cells from the human amniotic sac. She is scientific director for the cell therapies platform at the Monash Health Translation …

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