Dr Kathryn White
Kathryn White is a secondary school teacher in Canberra. She received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Sydney (2006) and worked in soft matter physics research at the University of Edinburgh (2006-2009). She has taught at Merici College since 2010, and additionally teaches the ANU Extension course in Chemistry. She holds a Highly Accomplished certification from the Teaching Quality Institute ACT and is the Program Director for the Junior Science Olympiad. She has been working on flipping her courses since 2013.
Vincent has completed honours in computational chemistry at the Australian National University, working with Professor Michelle Coote, and is passionate about access to education. He plans to start a PhD in computational chemistry, exploring using computational methods to study chemical reactions that have industrial and biological applications, for instance, polymerisation and protein labelling.
Vincent migrated to Australia with his family in year 10. He started learning English at 15, and thanks to his personal drive and the support he received, he finished high school with a Dux award.