Madhu Bhaskaran - Women in STEMM | RMIT University
AUDIO: Mid-tempo music starts.
VISUALS: Room view of empty laboratory. Madhu walks through the laboratory wearing blue disposable gloves. Madhu is sitting in laboratory with microscopic equipment behind her talking to the camera. Electronic printing machine is printing silver circuitry component.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Madhu Bhaskaran.
So, my current research is in stretchable, unbreakable electronics.
VISUAL: Madhu is leaning in to look through microscope while another female smiles beside her.
I think RMIT has been a brilliant place for me to work in.
VISUALS: Upward point of view shot of Madhu wearing blue disposable gloves and using instrument to pick up printed circuitry sheet from glass dish. Madhu is seated at a computer with two women standing behind her looking at the screen.
Amount of independence they gave me to choose whatever I wanted to do and pursue that and excel in that.
VISUALS: Two metallic rods holding a wire that is being placed on the printed circuitry sheet on top of the metallic disc. A man is seated at a bench wearing protective eyewear and disposable gloves while operating electronic machinery.
That is something very unique which RMIT has offered.
VISUALS: Madhu is standing in next to bench with electronic machinery demonstrating. Madhu is sitting in laboratory with microscopic equipment behind her talking to the camera.
I have a variety of roles. So, I have roles which show my interest in gender equity.
VISUALS: Madhu is seated in front of a laptop wearing blue disposable gloves smiling and talking while another woman is standing and resting her arm on the bench smiling at Madhu.
I have roles for research training.
VISUALS: Two views of electronic printing machine printing silver circuitry components. A magenta light is projecting onto the printed circuitry sheet by a device that is attached to an arm and clamped to a metal rod. Madhu is sitting in laboratory with microscopic equipment behind her talking to the camera.
So, each day brings in different challenges and different motivations in different forms of roles. So, that's what keeps it nice.
VISUALS: Close up shot of Madhu watching a monitor.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Perseverance.
Perseverance is definitely key.
VISUALS: A woman is standing and looking into a microscopic device. Close up of two women in the laboratory talking to each other.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Resilience.
For women in STEMM, resilience also is quite important.
VISUALS: Madhu is seated at bench in front of laptop while two women and two men stand behind her. All of them are joyfully high-fiving and congratulating each other. Madhu is sitting in laboratory with microscopic equipment behind her talking to the camera.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Women in STEMM.
Anything which I make, which can actually make its way out of the lab and into real life, hopefully within my own lifetime, or if not in the future, that's an interesting legacy to leave behind.
VISUALS: Room view of empty laboratory. Madhu is sitting in laboratory with microscopic equipment behind her smiling to the camera.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Women in STEMM. Learn about other women in STEMM at RMIT below. Mary Tolcos. Kate Fox.
VISUAL: Red symbol surrounding "Women in STEMM" text animates to come together to form white symbol in RMIT logo on a red background. Then animation continues and white symbol animates to break apart into different colours and then merges into the red symbol for the RMIT logo.
TEXT ON SCREEN: RMIT University.