Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards

Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards 2021

The Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and support women students at Monash University who are contributing to innovation in healthcare and medical technologies.

These awards are part of a broader MIME strategy to support and celebrate women in healthcare innovation.

Five awards were awarded with successful students receiving $1,000 to support their studies and exclusive invitations to participate in a series of MIME networking opportunities throughout 2022.

Congratulations to the following recipients

Emily Pryor – PhD Candidate – Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Research focus: discovering innovative ways to help preterm newborns who are struggling to breathe.

Read more about Emily

Hamdi Jama – PhD Candidate – Science
Research focus: understanding how dietary fibre can be utilised in preventing heart disease.

Read more about Hamdi

Jane Tiller – PhD Candidate – Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Research focus: understanding genetic discrimination in Australia

Read more about Jane

Winnie Orchard – PhD Candidate – Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Research focus: understanding and communicating the importance of motherhood as a neurodevelopmental stage for mothers themselves.

Seraphina Choong – Bachelor of Medicine – Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Research focus: creating and validating a clinical need for an alternative skin graft attachment method for burns patients.

Read more about Seraphina

L-R: Professor Helena Teede, Past Co-Director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering; Professor Shane Murray, Dean, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture; Professor John Forsythe, Co-Director, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering; Ms Emily Pryor, Women in STEMM Student Leader award recipient; Ms Hamdi Jama, Women in STEMM Student Leader award recipient; Ms Seraphina Choong, Women in STEMM Student Leader award recipient; Professor Chris Davies, Deputy Dean External Engagement, Faculty of Engineering; and Professor Ann Nicholson, Dean, Faculty of Information Technology.

Applications for the Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards for 2022 will open later in the year.

For further information about the Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards contact andrew.carey@monash.edu

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards you need to:

  • Be an enrolled student at Monash University (undergraduate or postgraduate).
  • Identify as a woman.

Selection criteria

All applicants must address the following selection criteria:

  • Significant contribution to innovation in healthcare and medical technologies, such as involvement in relevant research projects.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills, contributions to relevant university initiatives and societies.
  • Experience as a positive role-model for others aspiring to a career in STEMM.

Application process

Eligible applicants must complete the Women in STEMM Student Leader Awards application form. This form requires:

  • Applicant’s contact and enrolment details
  • 500 words addressing the selection criteria
  • Applicant’s CV (maximum 2-pages)
  • Referee details

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For further information about Women in STEMM opportunities contact Andrew Carey, MIME Program Manager on andrew.carey@monash.edu