Science 50:50, supporting young women into science
Awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship this year, Professor Veena Sahajwalla will not only be using it to transform toxic e-waste into value-added metal alloys she has also launched Science 50:50 to support and mentor young women into science.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla is a passionate and dedicated researcher in what can often be classified as a male domain — that of science and technology.
In August this year Professor Sahajwalla was awarded an ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship. This Fellowship will allow Professor Sahajwalla to undertake a dedicated research programme looking at how to transform toxic electronic waste into value-added metal and alloys.
However, the Fellowship runs deeper and the special award of the Georgina Sweet Fellowship allows her to undertake activities to support and mentor women in these disciplines.