The scientist behind Mileva Marić's program

The scientist behind Mileva Marić ‘s program

Marija Pavela was born in Serbia, in 1974. She was fascinated by Mileva Marić – a brilliant physicist who became Mrs Einstein. Like Mileva Marić, Marija was raised in a culture that ranked good educational outcomes for men well above decent outcomes for women.  But Marija was never going to accept a life without science. She was prepared to push until a …

How do you build a bridge from one culture to another?

How do you build a bridge from one culture to another?

Cultural Infusion is excited to welcome civil engineer Yves Nininahazwe to our African Schools Incursions as part of our new Science program. This new program makes professional scientists from around the world available to Victorian schools. Yves was born and raised in Burundi, in central Africa, which has a population of 10 million people. After completing high school, he received …

How to vanish like a zebra (a story about a Science Communicator)

How to vanish like a zebra (a story about a Science Communicator)

As a curious child, Tunisian-born Imen Saidi wanted to know the truth about everything; birds and bees and babies. Her parents’ claim to have ‘found her’ just wasn’t convincing. Her curiosity about the natural world led to her career as a biologist, a geologist, and a teacher in both of these sciences. This year, Imen will bring her enthusiasm for …

Meet the scientist behind Hero Ladybirds of the Galapagos Islands

Ecological scientist Carolina Zuluaga has always been fascinated by nature. She grew up in the Colombian countryside and commuted to a city school, boarding with her aunt during school semesters so she could focus on her studies. Before starting a family, her fierce love of science also took her on a very special journey to places only the lucky few …