Welcome to Women in STEM Seminar at Science Alive!

An exclusive invitation for female high school & tertiary students to join us for a morning of presentations from leading female scientists, engineers and professionals from a diverse range of STEM careers.

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Professor Caroline McMillen

Chief Scientist for South Australia

Your Host

Professor Caroline McMillen commenced in the role as Chief Scientist for South Australia in October 2018 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle for 7 years from 2011.


She is committed to building collaborations between research, government and industry to deliver economic, environmental and social impact. In her role as Vice-Chancellor, she has been a frequent national commentator on the critical role of STEM in driving innovation and national and regional economic and social transition. She was honoured at the end of her term to be presented with the Key to the City of Newcastle by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle.


Professor McMillen is an active champion for science, science education and for the next generation of scientists and she is a strong advocate for increased participation of women in science. She was a member of the Expert Advisory Group for Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) formed under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Science. 

2021 Major Sponsors

Science Alive! wouldn’t be possible without the partners who share our ideals and vision. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters for all of their assistance, participation and guidance, and for helping so many families at our events see the possibilities of science and technology into the future.


2021 Supporting Sponsors


Interested in becoming one of our event partners?

Contact enquiries@sciencealive.net.au

The Panel

  • Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer for South Australia
  • Katie Gloede, Program Manager – Adelaide Crows Foundation STEMFooty
  • Stephanie Wan – Space Policy Expert & Analyst (NASA) and Ass. Director KPMG
  • Sarah Cannard - Female Space Leader of the Year, Senior Engineer & Project Manager Nova Systems
  • Sarah Brown – Lead Technologist, Code Like A Girl
  • Stephanie Lamont-Freidrich, SA Account Manager/Business Development Manager for SA Government, Energy and Natural Resources


This panel will be supplemented with several additional young women in STEM Ambassadors. An opportunity to engage with participating organisations and presenters will also be available.

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