3 Indian-Origin Women Scientists Among Australia's "Superstars of STEM"

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"Superstars of STEM"

Three Indian-origin women among 60 scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians have been selected as Australia's 'STEM Superstars'.

Important facts

  • It is an initiative aimed at breaking the gendered perceptions of society about scientists.

  • In 2022, three Indian-origin women to be recognized as STEM superstars are Neelima Kadiala, Dr. Ana Baburamani and Dr. Indrani Mukherjee.

  • Apart from Indians, women scientists of Sri Lankan origin have also been selected in this.

About Australia’s ‘Superstars of STEM'

  • Each year Science and Technology Australia (STA), the country's apex body in this field and representing more than 105,000 scientists and technologists, selects 60 Australian experts working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Neelima Kadiyala

  • Kadiala is an IT Program Manager at Challenger Limited and has 15 years of experience across multiple industries including Financial Services, Telco and FMCG.

  • She moved to Australia in 2003 as an international student to pursue a Master of Business in Information Systems. 

Dr. Ana Baburamani

  • Baburamani is Scientific Adviser in the Department of Defense - Science and Technology Group and has always been fascinated by how the brain develops and functions.

  • Baburamani completed her PhD at Monash University and has spent 10 years as a post-doctoral researcher in Europe.

Dr. Indrani Mukherjee

  • Ms Mukherjee is a geologist at the University of Tasmania and focuses on what drove the biological transition.

  • She is working as a postdoctoral researcher in Tasmania, as well as in the areas of public outreach, geoscience communication and diversity initiatives.

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