Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez a ‘superstar of STEM’

By on 8 December, 2020

FrontierSI’s Eva Rodriguez Rodriguez has been named one of 60 leading women in Australian science — a ‘superstar of STEM’.

The announcement by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews named Eva among 60 rising stars of STEM fields chosen for inclusion in the 2021-22 programme.

Founded in 2017 and run by Science and Technology Australia (STA), the programme ‘supports and upskills women working in the sector to communicate with influence and share their passion for STEM with the Australian community.’

Science & Technology Australia Chief Executive Officer Misha Schubert said the program gave women in STEM stronger skills and confidence to step into expert commentary roles in the media.

“It’s hard to be what you can’t see,” she said. “Women are still seriously under-represented in STEM leadership roles.”

“The Superstars of STEM program sets out to smash stereotypes of what a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician look like – these powerful role models show girls that STEM is for them.”

No stranger to career accolades, Eva is a dynamic and driving force of Australia’s geospatial community, playing a key role in driving diversity initiatives alongside participation in agenda-setting programmes and initiatives that contribute to charting the course of the industry’s future.

She has spent last decade working with researchers, companies, government and communities, coordinating and leading the creation of technology and applications leveraging earth observing satellites, satellite telecommunications, satellite navigation and other space-derived data and technologies.

She has been the recipient of ESA’s Team Excellence Award (2014), and the APSEA Women’s Leadership award regionally (Victoria) and nationally (Highly Commended) for her work strategically growing the spatial sector in Australia and connecting it to the space sector.

All of us here at Spatial Source congratulate Eva on a hard-earned accolade.

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