Alex Bannigan is charged with recruiting and retaining women in engineering. The Women in Engineering program at UNSW creates a strong supportive community of female engineering students and works to inspire the next generation of female engineers through outreach, role models and scholarships.
Alex has a PhD in science, and spent ten years in the US working as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and James Madison University in Virginia, where she was also the Director of Microscopy and Imaging, before returning to Australia to take up the role of Women in Engineering Manager in 2014.
Alex's greatest passion is getting young people excited about science. She practices regularly on her own children.