Sue Woon

Documentation Lead
Echoview Software

Hobart, TAS

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I want to share my STEM experiences from my careers over the last 35 years. And I want to encourage women who would like to work in STEM. I have a BSc in Applied Physics and an MSc in Applied Science from RMIT, Australia.

I have worked collaboratively in science, research and education for university, TAFE, government organisations and a private scientific software company.

I have earned my living by working with:

  • agricultural chemistry. trace element chemistry and computing in the mid 1980s
  • physics instrumentation and computing
  • field and laboratory glaciology
  • field and laboratory marine geochemistry
  • technical writing for commercial hydroacoustics software

My career has taken me to Antarctica for field work, China and the United States for conferences. I have also been lucky enough to have a family and paid off a house.

In STEM you encounter challenging problems and find practical solutions, meet interesting people and can go to unique places. You have a hand in adding to our knowledge of the world. Working in STEM requires good luck and good management and making the best of wherever you find yourself.