Episode 8: STEM in society
Want to use STEM to build a better, brighter future? You better listen up! The world of STEM is rapidly changing, just like you will be.
In this episode, we speak to politicians, journalists, researchers, lecturers, event planners, and students about the big picture - that is, how STEM fits into society and the world beyond. So if you’re curious about where STEM research ends up once a paper is published, or how interactive experiments can help make the world smarter, our influential guests have all the answers.
Also in this episode, student Rebecca Vincent reverse engineers sunscreen - perhaps one of the most important STEM contributions to society yet.
- Ellen Sandell, Australian politician, State Member of Parliament, Melbourne
- Kate Ravillious, Science journalist from the UK
- Dr Emma Burrows, NHMRC-ARC dementia research development fellow
- Dominic Hare, Associate Professor at The Florey Institute
- Ryan Kelly, Research fellow in the Interaction Design Lab
- Rebecca Vincent, an engineering student at the University of Melbourne
- Kristian Camilleri, Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Science
- Fiona Fidler, History and Philosophy of Science
- Darrin Durrant, Historical and Philosophical Studies
- Renee Beale, Victorian Science Week Lead and Engagement Manager
Guest Host: Catriona Nguyen Robertson
Episode Host/Supervising Producer/Science Advisor: Dr. Andi Horvath
Producer/Editor: Buffy Gorrilla
Assistant Producer: Silvi Vann-Wall
Additional Editing: Arch Cuthbertson