Henderson, Nevada – November 17, 2022 – Wildlife Conservation Biologist Tiahni Adamson from CH4 Australia, a subsidiary of CH4 Global, Inc, has today been announced as one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM, recognising her work in science and aquaculture, along with her commitment to bringing First Nations Communities into the climate change conversation.
Ms Adamson, who is the Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4 Australia, is one of 60 diverse brilliant scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians who will step into the spotlight as STEM experts over the coming 12 months, and will be officially announced today by the Federal Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic MP, today.
Ms Adamson has had a particular focus on working with First Nations communities to combat climate change from within the CH4 Australia team to develop climate-friendly food for ruminant livestock.
“I’m proud to have been appointed as a Superstar of STEM, as it will present a range of opportunities for me to promote science as a career, to raise the profile of climate change and to ensure we communicate with all communities, including our First Nations people,” Ms Adamson said.
“Working at CH4 Australia has given me the opportunity to work in aquaculture, while bringing a greater cultural understanding to the profession as we all work towards reducing methane emissions and improving environmental outcomes for international communities.”
“At CH4 Australia we have a local and regional focus, but we know climate change affects every person on a global scale. We’re working together to reduce emissions for everyone’s benefit, now and into the future.”
Ms Adamson was last week recognised in the University of Adelaide as part of its Distinguished Alumni program, receiving the 2022 Tirkapena Indigenous Award. In 2019 she was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, speaking about the severity of the climate crisis, impacts of climate change on First Nations communities, and opportunities to decolonise science and nurture country using traditional land management practices.
CH4 Global is on a mission to bend the climate curve, working with strategic partners worldwide to deliver market-disruptive products that enable the food industry value chain to radically reduce GHG emissions.
The company's first innovation feed additives products for feedlot cattle harnesses Asparagopsis seaweed to reduce enteric methane emissions by up to 90%.
CH4 Global founder and CEO Steve Meller said the team was thrilled that Ms Adamson had been selected as one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM.
“Tiahni is making an impact across the company and with the communities she now works to bring science and technology to life in ways that will meaningfully benefit all Australians, through dramatically reducing climate change while enabling the creation of thousands of new jobs in regional areas of the country,” Mr Meller said.
“We are proud that she is a member of our team and that her accomplishments are being recognised at a national level.”
Minister Husic congratulated the newest Superstars of STEM on stepping into the public arena to help inspire the next generations of diverse young Australians into STEM.
“The need to boost diversity in our science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector is urgent,” Mr Husic said.
"There are huge skills shortages that can be addressed if we put our minds and collective effort to it – which means we have to draw deeply on our nation’s expertise from all corners of the community.
“By doing so, we can deliver a stellar boost to our national economy and enable Australia to meet the growing demand for STEM-trained workers.”
“I've always been a fan of the way the Superstars of STEM program pushes to deliver a diverse STEM workforce and ensures the next generation of scientists and technologists have visible role models.”
“I just know these talented experts and communicators will play their part inspiring Australia’s young people – from all backgrounds – into science and technology.”
Science & Technology Australia Chief Executive Officer Misha Schubert said the program gave women and non-binary talent in STEM crucial skills and confidence to step into expert commentary roles in the media.
“We know it’s really hard to be what you can’t see,” she said. “That’s why this game-changing program is helping to smash stereotypes of what a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician looks like.”
“By becoming highly visible role models in the media, these Superstars of STEM are showing our diverse next generations of young people - especially our girls and non-binary kids - that STEM is for them.”
“Superstars of STEM is powerfully shifting the dial on diversity in Australia’s science and technology sectors. The Australian Government's investment in this world-leading program is bolstering diversity in a sector that will shape our future economy. We are so grateful for it.”
Superstars of STEM is an initiative of Science & Technology Australia funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Resources The next 60 Superstars of STEM will join the program in 2023 and 2024.
Through a highly competitive selection process, the program selects 60 women and non-binary STEM experts and gives them the training, confidence, networks and experience to become sought-after media commentators as experts in their fields.
About Science & Technology Australia
Science & Technology Australia is the nation’s peak body representing more than 105,000 scientists and technologists. We’re the leading policy voice on science and technology. Our flagship programs include Science Meets Parliament, Superstars of STEM, and STA STEM Ambassadors.
About CH4 Global
CH4 Global™, Inc. is on an urgent mission to positively impact climate change worldwide. With expertise in turning ambitious ideas into successful, fit-for-purpose products, CH4 Global enables customers to radically reduce methane emissions in support of the 2 degrees Celsius target. Its first line of methane-reducing cattle feed additives is derived from Asparagopsis seaweed, for large beef and dairy producers, which, even if adopted for only 10% of cattle, would deliver more climate benefit than decommissioning 50 million fossil-fueled cars. CH4 Global is headquartered in Henderson, NV, with subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand.
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