SRAP-IEAP member Elisa Martínez-Marroquín is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Canberra.
Elisa holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, a Master of Engineering, and PhD in Electronics Engineering.
In 2013, she joined the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra, where she is a Professor, currently in the role of Chair of Academic Board.
Yesterday, we celebrated the Day of Girls in ICT (Information and communications technology) and we asked her about her motivations:
“At school, I had a clear preference for maths and physics and overall I enjoyed all #STEM subjects. I was privileged to grow up in a very supportive environment at school and at home, together with my two brothers. I did not fully know what engineering was all about, but the idea of working on innovative projects that could have a real impact on society resonated with me. In addition, I have always enjoyed change and challenges rather than repetitive jobs, and a career in engineering has certainly given me plenty of both. I have particularly enjoyed the research and innovation projects in robotic vision and artificial intelligence, in collaboration with international institutions.”
Thanks Elisa for being such an inspiration for girls!