A six-part podcast series exploring Australia’s greatest defence technologies and the inspirational people behind them. The series is hosted by mathematician and leading science communicator, Lily Serna, and presented by BAE Systems Australia.
The Jindalee Operational Radar Network – or JORN – is considered one of Australia’s greatest defence innovations.
Located in the heart of the outback, JORN is a network of three over-the-horizon radars with long-range threat detection capability. It plays a vital role in surveillance by helping our defence force see 1,000s of kilometres past the horizon, enabling them to protect our expansive coastline beyond line-of-sight.
One of our greatest defence triumphs didn’t happen overnight. The JORN story began in World War II as Australia faced one of its biggest military threats.
Join host Lily Serna as she travels to remote Australia to meet the people behind this home-grown technology and discover why JORN is the jewel in Australia’s defence crown.
Currently in Australia, less than 20% of Engineering students are female. And in the defence industry, female engineers make up less than 15% of the workforce.
Despite campaigns by governments and industry, women remain underrepresented in Science, Technology and Maths (STEM) careers and while progress has been made, there is much more work to do.
So how do we encourage more women into STEM?
Join Lily Serna as she meets some of the inspirational females making their mark in the defence industry, paving the way for future generations.
Lily Serna is an Australian mathematician and television presenter
She works as a data analyst for Atlassian in Sydney. Lily is best known for co-presenting the SBS game show Letters and Numbers (2010−2012) and the cooking show Destination Flavour (2012)