Videos

2021 winners

  • From molecules to the mind: using big data towards earlier autism diagnosis: The Judges' Award was awarded to Chloe Yap from The University of Queensland. Chloe is using “big data” approaches to try to improve early…

    From molecules to the mind: using big data towards earlier autism diagnosis:
    The Judges' Award was awarded to Chloe Yap from The University of Queensland. Chloe is using “big data” approaches to try to improve early autism diagnosis. Currently, without any biological “tests”, diagnosis is a major bottleneck that determines whether an autistic child is adequately supported and able to thrive.

  • Securing food for future generations: The Inclusion Award was awarded to Christabel Webber from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Born profoundly deaf, and as a qualified researcher working in regional farming to help ensure food…

    Securing food for future generations:
    The Inclusion Award was awarded to Christabel Webber from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Born profoundly deaf, and as a qualified researcher working in regional farming to help ensure food security, Christabel seeks to improve soil health and higher grain yield.

  • STEM Punks – Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators: Fiona Holmstrom, co-founder and director of STEM Punks, who is passionate about ensuring equality in education for girls in STEM.

    STEM Punks – Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators:
    Fiona Holmstrom, co-founder and director of STEM Punks, who is passionate about ensuring equality in education for girls in STEM.

  • Impacts of biochar on soil carbon pools and nitrogen transformations in viticulture of South East Queensland: Kate Kingston, Griffith University, who is investigating techniques for wine growers to improve their soil health by adding organic matter…

    Impacts of biochar on soil carbon pools and nitrogen transformations in viticulture of South East Queensland:
    Kate Kingston, Griffith University, who is investigating techniques for wine growers to improve their soil health by adding organic matter known as biochar.

  • Taking cutting-edge STEM out of the labs and onto the streets! Sally McPhee, Griffith University, who is passionate about taking cutting-edge STEM out of the labs and onto the streets by providing STEM pathways, leadership and…

    Taking cutting-edge STEM out of the labs and onto the streets!
    Sally McPhee, Griffith University, who is passionate about taking cutting-edge STEM out of the labs and onto the streets by providing STEM pathways, leadership and engagement opportunities for school students and improving teacher confidence and capability in science.

2020 winners

  • Samantha Nixon – Jury Award winner for the Queensland Women in STEM Prize – Fighting creepy with crawly: using spider venoms to make next-generation antiparasitic drugs

    Samantha Nixon – Jury Award winner for the Queensland Women in STEM Prize – Fighting creepy with crawly: using spider venoms to make next-generation antiparasitic drugs

  • Kate Quigley – Jury Award finalist for the Queensland Women in STEM Prize – Beat the heat: helping corals withstand increasing ocean temperatures

    Kate Quigley – Jury Award finalist for the Queensland Women in STEM Prize – Beat the heat: helping corals withstand increasing ocean temperatures

Toni Hay – 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award winner
Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation

  • Watch this short video about the 2020 finalists, their research and their aspirations for girls and women.

    Watch this short video about the 2020 finalists, their research and their aspirations for girls and women.