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Students and schools from across the country send in their burning STEM questions for our inspiring bank of entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Meet our amazing STEM professionals and view their responses or submit your own questions below.

Alan Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Physics and Mathematics) (Honours) and a Master of Science in Management Science. He has been the CEO of Quantas group since 2008 and has a particular interest in Aerospace engineering.

Dr Catriona Wallace is the Founder and Executive Director of multiple Artificial Intellegence companies that develop machine learning and virtual assistance technologies. She has a PhD in Organisational Behaviour: Human-Technology Interaction and is a well-published author and commentator.

Professor Nalini Joshi is an award-winning researcher who uses mathematical methods to study systems that arise as universal models in modern physics. She holds a PhD and MA from Princeton University in Applied Mathematics and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

Professor Lyn Beazley was Western Australia’s Chief Scientist from 2006 to 2013 and the State’s Australian of the Year in 2015. She is a neuroscientist with her research focussing on recovery from brain damage and her work has helped change clinical practice in the treatment of preterm babies.

Associate Professor Alan Duffy is an astrophysicist and Lead Scientist of the Royal Institution of Australia. He models universes on supercomputers to increase our understanding of space. He has a particular enthusiasm for using advancing space technologies to bring new opportunities to Australia.

Professor Alex Zelinsky has a background working as a computer scientist, systems engineer and roboticist and spans innovation, science and technology, research, commercial start-ups and education. He is now the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle and has a particular interest in Defence Science.

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