Science Alive! and STEM Day Out have been an institution for families schools to visit to explore and be inspired by STEM professionals in South Australia, from bugs to biology, drones to dark matter, dinosaur poop to glow in the dark poop, nothing is off the table at this event!
After a successful launch in 2021, the Women in STEM feature for yrs 10-12 girls is back bigger and better this year and the only problem is making enough space for all of the amazing women we want to tell you about because South Australia has a lot of them to talk about!
Here is who you can expect to hear from this year:
Register your students now to hear from this amazing panel of current and future professionals!
Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia
- Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer for South Australia
- Katie Gloede, Program Manager – Adelaide Crows Foundation STEMFooty
- Stephanie Wan, Associate Director, Space Industry Practice, KPMG Australia
- Dr Sarah Cannard, Senior Engineer for Nova Systems and 2022 Female Space Leader of the Year
- Sarah Brown – Lead Technologist, Code Like A Girl
- Stephanie Lamont-Freidrich, SA Account Manager/Business Development Manager for SA Government, Energy and Natural Resources
Young Women in STEM
- Tiahni Adamson, Tiahni Adamson, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activist, land and sea country custodian. Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4Global. Wildlife Conservation Biologist.
- Georgia Dallimore, Undergraduate Aerospace Engineer and Space Communicator
- Isabella McCulloch, Astrophysicist - Space Communicator
We want to really focus this year on introducing the up and coming Young Women in STEM that need to be shouted about from the rooftops – the future sure looks bright with these women at the forefront!
Georgia Dallimore, Undergraduate Aerospace Engineer and Space Communicator
“After finding a love for maths and science in high school, Georgia had her heart set on studying STEM. She’d always had a passion for space as well, and following the announcement of the Australian Space Agency’s new Adelaide headquarters, it was all systems go for pursuing a career in the space sector.
Georgia is currently in third year studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Aerospace) (Honours) with a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She has been involved with the Adelaide Rover Team since 2020, and looks forward to building a competitive lunar rover for the Australian Rover Challenge in 2023.
Outside of her studies, Georgia is a Space Communicator at the Australian Space Discovery Centre, and a Space Hardware Intern at Fleet Space Technologies. In these roles she gets to apply her engineering knowledge to real-life projects, and inspire the public about pursuing careers in this incredible industry.”
Isabella McCulloch, Astrophysicist - Space Communicator
Isabella is an astrophysicist currently studying her Honours in Science Innovation. She is also a Space Communicator at the Australian Space Discovery Centre, and the Space Community Coordinator for Stone & Chalk. She spends most of my free time volunteering for space themed initiatives such as; President of Adelaide University’s Space Society, graphic designer for the Adelaide Student Association of Physics, a committee member for the Adelaide University Entrepreneur Club and currently, part of the Sponsorship team for the Space Generation Advisory Council… As you might be able to tell, she LOVES space!! Her career goal is to help start-ups in our space sector through outreach but also encourage everyone to pursue space!
Tiahni Adamson, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activist, land and sea country custodian. Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4Global. Wildlife Conservation Biologist.
Tiahni is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman descended from the Kaurareg Nations of Thursday Island. She is employed by CH4 Global, a climate change solutions company working with Asparagopsis spp to create zero methane agriculture; and is responsible for ensuring Indigenous knowledges are embedded into all projects and provide opportunities for communities on country. Tiahni has a BSc (Wildlife Conservation Biology) from The University of Adelaide and has recently been awarded the Dr Kaye Price AM Award for excellence in STEM, CSIRO Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship, SA Environment Young Achiever Award and has been a 3x 7News Young Achiever Finalist. In her spare time, Tiahni lectures for UniSA, and is the state coordinator for Seed - a First Nations run climate youth activism group. She was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in 2019, and regularly speaks to audiences about our climate crisis and First Nations justice, most recently at The Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide.