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Stemiverse 0052 – Dr. Jillian Kenny discusses the power of engineering and making a real difference in the world 

 November 27, 2018

By  Lina Alexaki

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In this episode, Dr. Peter Dalmaris talks with Dr. Jillian Kenny.

A creator at heart, Dr. Jillian Kenny is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to challenge traditional ways of thinking. As a result of her work she was named one of the first Superstars of STEM by Science and Technology Australia in 2017 and as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac in 2014.

As a Founding Director of Machinam, Jillian has led the company to develop innovative digital high school mathematics resources that are engaging and relevant to real life, answering that age-old question, “Why do I have to learn this?”

In 2012, she co-founded the non-profit organization Power of Engineering, which runs nationwide events for female and regional Year 9 and 10 students to inspire them about the engineering profession; showcasing its diversity, creativity, and most importantly that it is an avenue to making a real difference in the world.

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 52.
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