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QUT Institute for Future Environments

Australia's STEM future - Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith (University of NSW)


IFE Grand Challenge Lecture recorded at QUT on 6 September 2019. Astrophysicist and Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith will discuss the grand challenges facing Australia’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) industry, particularly highlighting emerging opportunities in astrophysics, supercomputing and space. Professor Harvey-Smith will also examine how barriers to the equal participation of women in STEM threatens Australia’s effectiveness to tackle these new challenges, and explain how the implementation of the new national Women in STEM Decadal Plan hopes to transform the sector.