If Australia ever hopes to turn out the scientists, technology specialists, engineers and mathematicians it will need in the coming decades, we need to stop the declining interest in STEM subjects. STEM Hub is working with industry, government and educators to build programs and educational resources to increase the engagement and confidence of students learning STEM.

We're also working on ways to dispel the old myth about STEM: that a "science brain" or a "math brain" is something you're born with. 

Dr. Jo Zimpel

Founder & Chief Geek

A self proclaimed geek, Jo has 10 years' experience working in defence, pharmaceuticals, mining, telecommunications, and tertiary education. 


Jo is passionate about inspiring all ages to embrace STEM learning and determined to help build Australia's high tech economy. She specialises in writing STEM educational material, facilitating workshops, and working with schools to redesign STEM curricula. 


She completed her PhD at Western Sydney University in Chemistry, and holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics. 

Natalie Heslop

Head of Operations 

Natalie is STEM Hub's amazing Head of Operations currently working as our organisational epicenter. Natalie realised her love for STEM when filming her first movie and was intrigued with all the tech involved.


During her spare time you can find her on a theatre stage playing all sorts of amazing characters, modelling for designer brands or managing highly publicised events while curating a career with Telstra, Toyota, ExxonMobil and BP. 


She's currently completing a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at RMIT.  


Jessica Dargan

Jess is our ideas woman! If she's not promoting our events, she's engaging with students from universities and running hackathons and challenges. 

Jess is currently completing a Bachelor Environmental Engineering at RMIT and specialises in land contamination, groundwater management and sustainable design. She also completed  a Bachelor of Science with a major in Genetics and minors in Maths and Physiology at Monash University.

Rocio Santos

Rocio is our in house graphic designer who brings extensive knowledge in human-centred design, user interviews, user personas, customer journey maps, wireframes and mockups, information architecture, prototyping, testing, and publishing. 

She has experience working with startups, agencies, and companies across varying industries.

Want to increase student participation in STEM learning? 


STEM Hub is growing Australia's high tech economy by increasing student participation in STEM learning. We work with educators, government and industry to inspire the next generation to take up STEM careers. 


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