ANSTO scientists and engineers in spotlight as role models


Young and mid-career ANSTO scientists and engineers have been featured in the latest issue of Careers with STEM that highlights careers in nuclear science.

The content has been published online and in a printed version that is distributed widely to school students.

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The careers of Raya Tasnim, who works as a silicon irradiation engineer, and electrical engineer Joshua Yi have been highlighted to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Seven areas of activity (food and agriculture/environment/space/defence/energy and resources/archaeology) in the nuclear profession are explored for young readers, revealing the diversity of opportunities.

In the profile, Raya who loves her current role, said she has big dreams of getting involved in space exploration and it might even be possible at ANSTO.

Joshua Yi, who worked at ANSTO last year, said in an interview that work on ANSTO’s radiation detection and imaging technology, Coris360© was his favourite project.

Jennifer Harrison, Leader of Nuclear Stewardship, explained how she joined ANSTO as a radiochemist but now uses her experience to lead a group that undertakes nuclear stewardship science.

“ANSTO is the only research facility with extensive capabilities to apply nuclear technologies to improve our world. And I am a part of it,” she said.

Andrew Popp, Manager Radiation Services, described his role as the leader of a team that overseas radiation safety and protection for all of ANSTO and its customers.

“Don’t feel pressured to try mainstream employment. There are some amazing opportunities in the nuclear industry that you won’t find anywhere else,” he said.

CEO Shaun Jenkinson provided an introduction to readers for the print version.

He said he hoped readers would be inspired about think about how you could turn interests and passions into a meaningful and rewarding career in nuclear science.

ANSTO has an extensive education engagement program to promote STEMM subjects

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