Student stories

Studying science at ANU is a lifetime experience. Find out why directly from our students.

Matthew Spence and Vanessa Vongsouthi stand behind a sheet of PET plastic film, the breakdown target of their PETase enzyme.

Student profile

Breakin’ it down with plastic-degrading enzymes

Two PhD students are harnessing the power of an enzyme to break down plastic.

Student profile

From the classroom to the clouds

While our students are busy becoming scientists, they also make time for their hobbies. In Jacob Brown’s case, this means floating through clouds.

Shanae King is standing outside with remains of telescopes in the background.

Career story

For the next rendition of how A Star is Born, ANU is preparing an emu for spaceflight

Shanae King builds systems that are literally out of this world – or they will be, one day.

Student profile

Your local alchemist

Flexible double-degree student, Sasha Whittle, combines chemistry and art to make extraordinary things.

Student blog

The circle of life: ANU to Africa

Join ANU alumni Elly Gearing on safari in the Greater Kruger, Africa.

Dhani Gilbert

Student profile

‘I realised I had a voice that adds value’: climate activist on her way to ANU

At the age of 18 Dhani Gilbert has a powerful voice, now she is headed to ANU to pursue ecology and science communication.

Sherbaz Hashmi

Student profile

How an internship can jump-start your start-up

Sherbaz says his current career trajectory was shaped by an internship experience he completed as part of his science program.

Donghee Nam

Student blog

The supersonic recipe for a big star

Astronomy and Astrophysics Masters student, Donghee Nam, shares his research into star formation.

Stephanie David

Student profile

Weighing up the communication challenges of pill testing

Stephanie David's research combines her studies with her experience as an active member of Canberra’s music scene.

Student profile

A chance encounter leads to the dark side

A chance meeting changed Lachlan McKie’s direction unexpectedly towards the study of nuclear physics and dark matter.

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