Karen Hagan

Karen specialises in community engagement and education in the sciences and more recently, in the arts. Before coming to Australia in 2002 Karen worked as a design engineer focussing on assistive devices, including robots, for people with disabilities. Since being in Australia, Karen has taught science in high schools and worked as an education office. In her current role as Education Officer for the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Karen has helped develop and implement a number of community engagement initiatives including teaching children how to code and involving them in real projects to engage wider audiences in social history.

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