WiT Stories

Sun smart on the Sunshine Coast

From remotely-managed sunscreen stations to smartphone apps, Dr Elke Hacker is using consumer technology to encourage Australians to be sun safe.

Strawberry fields forever

Growing luscious strawberries is all part of a day's work for agricultural scientist Dr Jodi Neal as she searches for solutions to food security and the future of farming.

Exploring smart cities

Exploring smart cities, and the technology that makes them possible, is for engineer turned business owner turned podcaster Zoe Eather.

Young woman on a mission in IT

Emily Entwistle is a young woman on a mission to increase gender diversity and encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Black belt in business

Gold Coast tech founder Lauren Hall has a Second Dan Black Belt in both entrepreneurship and Taekwondo and has successfully built five multi-million-dollar businesses in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and technology industries.

Answers bring hope to parents

Globally recognised for her groundbreaking research into stillbirths, Senior Research Fellow Professor Vicki Flenady is the WiT Sciences Ambassador for 2020-21.

Digital design with country flair

Beaudesert local Carrie-Ann Wilson has been making her mark on the technology industry for more than 15 years - one of a growing number of women building technology businesses in our regional areas.

Libraries for all

A Queensland mother, who aims to help 20 million of the world’s most underprivileged children learn to read, received the inaugural WiT Community Award, in 2019.

Modelling the future in safety tech

An elaborate haute-couture headdress was the inspiration for new wearable safety gear that can predict cognitive fatigue and heat stress to protect and save lives for astronauts and miners in high-heat and high-pressure environments.

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