Watch: Women in science discussion panel

Watch: Women in science discussion panel

How far have we come in our quest for equal gender representation in STEM areas? Are we maximising our scientific and technical potential? What more can be done? These are some of the questions STEM experts discussed earlier this week at our Women in Science event, part of Melbourne Knowledge Week.

Dr Misty Jenkins (medical research scientist and Laboratory Head at WEHI, NHMRC Biomedical Fellow, L’Oréal Women In Science Fellowship recipient and ambassador for Poche Centre for Indigenous Health), Professor Marilyn Anderson (Hexima’s Chief Science Officer and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science), Professor Wenny Rahayu (Head of the School of Engineering and Mathematical Science at La Trobe) and Elana Montagner (La Trobe Master of Nanotechnology graduate and nominee for Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Award 2015) were welcomed by Professor Graham Schaffer (La Trobe’s College of SHE’s Pro-Vice Chancellor), and talked about solutions for the future of STEM with MC Robyn Williams (science journalist and presenter of Radio National’s Science Show).

Watch the discussion panel below:


Our discussion panel sparked off some interesting discussion on Twitter:

Thank you to everyone who attended the event. You can see all the tweets about the panel here.

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