Exploring STEM careers: Case studies on award winning Queensland scientists

For more than a decade, outstanding Queensland scientists have been awarded with a Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award that recognises their research excellence and commitment to increasing scientific literacy through community engagement.

In 2016, the Queensland Women in STEM Prize was introduced to recognise Queensland women who make a significant contribution in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and inspire women and girls to follow in their footsteps.

To learn more about their achievements and to find out where they are in their career journey, we interviewed a number of these award and prize winners:

Dr Ben Allen

University of Southern Queensland
Area of STEM: Immunology

Dr Nasim Amiralian

The University of Queensland
Area of STEM: Nanomaterials

Dr Paul Giacomin

James Cook University
Area of STEM: Wildlife management