Lisa Sealey

QLD

In her words:

To this day I am proud of such an achievement and although I have gone on to study and work in a sector outside science, I still consider being a finalist an accomplishment worthy of sharing.

Lisa in a pink high visability vest and sun visa hat

Lisa was a finalist in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in 2009.

Lisa investigated the effect that fertilising oceans with iron would have on microalgae growth as algae can assist with reducing CO2 levels in the atmosphere. She found that algal growth increased with the addition of iron but noted that further investigation was needed because there may be negative consequences.

Lisa now works in the events and tourism industry in Queensland and although she didn't pursue a career in science she's very proud of her success at the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.