Michael has a BSc in microbiology and biochemistry from Latrobe University and a Dip Ed from Monash University. He has directed VSSEC since 2006. He was awarded the Latrobe University Deans Medal for outstanding service to Science and Engineering, 2007.
Vicky is the first point of contact for all enquiries relating to VSSEC. She manages our front office, bookings, events and general finance. Vicky is friendly, organised and has a bubbly personality. She has
been a staff member with VSSEC for over 12 years.
Luca has a BSc in Biomedicine and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Victoria University. Responsible for strategic and operational planning at VSSEC, he also teaches and works in a coaching capacity as a Learning Specialist at Strathmore Secondary College.
Mark has expertise in the disciplines of Science and Engineering. His role is to explore development of current and emergent curriculum areas across a wide audience. Mark loves a good pun.
Ian has a Bach Sci. and Dip. Ed. from Latrobe University. His duties include developing programs, organizing special projects and financial officer. Ian is the author of The Australian Bicycle Book.
Danielle has a BSc in geology and MSc in palaeontology from Monash University. Danielle is responsible for the operation of the laboratory, and development of VSSEC programs. Danielle was once stuck in a cave for six hours.
Stephen has a degree in Information Technology from Federation University. He is responsible for maintaining the technology in VSSEC, ensuring the best experience for students who participate in our programs. Stephen is the one who keeps the lights on in the literal sense.
Peta has a BEng in Environmental Engineering from RMIT. She leads the day-to-day delivery of VSSEC programs, is responsible for new educator training and contributes to the development of new programs. When not at work, Peta hikes whenever she can.
Luke leads VSSEC’s immersive science experience series. He’s an aerospace engineer with experience in aviation safety regulation, strategic policy, science communications and business development. He’s also a dark chocolate aficionado.
A leader in: curriculum, student engagement and STEM education; and graduate of The University of Melbourne. Damien manages our team of Educators delivering VSSEC Programs, and focuses on enhancing student experience and agency.
Dr Chris Kladis has a PhD in physical chemistry and spectroscopy from RMIT. He is currently developing new STEM curriculum. Chris has survived flaming sodium shrapnel and unruly chemical rockets.
Dr Brett Biddington has a PhD in space security from UNSW; he serves as VSSEC’s external relations and grants advisor. In 2012, Brett was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Read More.