Meet Scientists

Did you know, that when asked to “Draw a Scientist” most children draw a white male with crazy hair, specs & a lab coat? But the future of STEM that WE see is much more diverse! What better way to explore amazing STEM careers than by learning about real, inspiring young STEMists changing our world for good. This is the face of STEM, can you spot someone like you!? If you want to be a Curiosity Champion, submit an application here!

Sophie Adjalley

Molecular biologist and malaria researcher

Rafael Alves Bastista

Physicist and astrobiologist

Merrit Moore

Quantum Physicist and Ballerina

Lynda Coughlan

Microbiologist and vaccine scientist

Science Writer and Presenter

Vanessa Woods

Biomedicine and biotechnology scientist

Helen Needham

Computer programmer and neurodiversity advocate

Sarah Bearchell

Science Writer and Presenter

Helena Hopkins

Water Management Engineer

Andy Benson

Environmental management and educator

Haydn Francis Curiosity Champion

Battery scientist and mentor

Hana Ayoob

Science Illustrator, Events Producer and Speaker

Rebecca Smethurst

Astrophysicist and Science Communicator

Elle Lorelle Mcintosh-Richards

Scientist and founder of Twipes


Heavy metal marine biologist

Stefania Kapsetaki

Cancer researcher and pianist

Lucy Rogers

Engineer, Inventor and Communicator

Dr Jo

Teacher and Research Scientist

Kathryn Boast

Science Communicator and Physicist

Gabriel Krenzer

Batteries and materials researcher

Jacqueline Tan

Chemistry and Computing Scientist

Helen Leigh

Maker and Technology Writer