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The aim of the Science and Technology Australia Superstars of STEM program is to smash society's gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. 

The program strives to:

  • support 30 women employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become highly visible public role models;
  • build the public profile of 30 women employed in STEM through training in public speaking, media and communicating with influence and through creating opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills; and
  • directly encourage young women and girls to study and stay in STEM, by program participants speaking with them in their schools and workplaces and by providing prominent public role models for them to aspire to.

The program will run from July 2017-July 2018 and will include the following professional development opportunities:

  • workshops to build skils in relation to becoming an online influencer, public speaking and storytelling, media training and engagement and communicating with influence;
  • networking;
  • mentoring;
  • media opportunities; and
  • public speaking engagements.

Applications from STEM women are now open. For more information about this exciting program, and to apply, please see the Science and Technology Superstars of STEM website. Participants also need to be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents and be employed in STEM in Australia, and have the support of their employer to participate in the program. Nominations can be forwarded for review to the Research Management Office at, no later than 16 May 2017.