Skip to main content

Cécile awarded STEM prize

Posted by:

April 1, 2018

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Science, and the Arts Leeanne Enoch MP, Queensland Women in STEM Prize winner UQ/CSIRO PhD student Ms Cécile Godde and Minister for Women Di Farmer. Photo credit: https://qaafi.uq.edu.au/article/2018/03/uq-comes-out-top-2018-qld-women-stem-prize.

Congratulations to Cécile Godde, a PhD student with our group, who has been awarded the 2018 Queensland Women in STEM Prize – Judge’s Choice Award.

This award showcases inspiring women working in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) careers whose practice has the potential to benefit Queensland.

Cécile is passionate about creating a healthier planet and gender equity. She believes that more diversity in science and at the leadership table would help us address faster our global environmental and climate change issues.

Through her work with CSIRO and the University of Queensland, Cécile aims at informing policy and decision-making to feed the world more sustainably and equitably, now and in the future. She has a particular interest in livestock production systems and assesses, through computer modelling, the relationship between grass-fed livestock (cattle, sheep, and goats), food security, biodiversity, and climate change.

Cecile’s passion for leadership and gender equity has led her to participate in the world-class leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women: the Homeward Bound initiative. This year-long program culminated with a three-week voyage to Antarctica – read about her experience here.