Emily Hack. Photo by Randy Larcombe.

Her Story: Inspiring Women in STEM

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Following direction from the Federal Government and the South Australian Government, the state’s major cultural institutions – South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia – will temporarily close to the public from 5.00pm 25 March 2020. This action is in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19.

Women have made significant contributions to science throughout history. Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie; actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr; fossil hunter Mary Anning; and countless other extraordinary women have made important discoveries that have shaped our world. The incredible stories of these women are powerful, inspiring, staggeringly challenging and all around us.

By sharing these stories we present visible role models who can inspire, encourage and motivate the next generation of young women to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Her Story: Inspiring Women in STEM celebrates amazing women who are blazing their own trails and encouraging others to do the same. Their stories are honest and inspiring, and show that by following your passion, you can achieve anything.

The series starts with Emily Hack, a recent graduate with a degree in Civil Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Chemistry. While completing her degree she did work experience with SA Water and was offered a role as a Graduate Engineer.

Hear Emily's story at the Museum from 11 February - 10 May 2020.

Emily's story is followed by the stories of:

  • Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia, 14 May - 16 August 2020

  • Colonel (Ret’d) Pamela Melroy, Former NASA Astronaut and Director, Space Technology and Policy at Nova Systems, 20 August - 15 November 2020

  • Dr Rachael King, Senior Research Scientist at the South Australian Museum, 19 November 2020 - 7 February 2021

This series is made possible with support from the Hon. Dr Diana Laidlaw AM.

Production Partner: Randy Larcombe Film + Stills

Series Partner: The University of Adelaide

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