One of Australia’s foremost young inventors improving the world through STEM.
Macinley Butson, a 22 year old inventor, became the first ever Australian to win 1st place in the world at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in its 68 year history when they were just 16 years of age. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the largest pre-college scientific research event in the world, and is considered the Olympics for science. Over the years, they have become an inspirational role model for young Australians, empowering them to achieve greatness by working in the field of science and engineering, and showing others how they can create and give back to the community.
Macinley is a rare breath of fresh air and has a natural talent for connecting with the audience. An engaging storyteller with an innate ability to read the room and inspire important ideas that lead to necessary conversations and considerations for our future. The entire room were blown away by Macinley’s clarity, wisdom, intelligence and achievements. I hope to have another opportunity to work together soon.
Deputy Head of Partnerships | TEDx Sydney
It has been my great pleasure to work with Macinley in publicising the new HSC Science Extension Course. [They were] a wonderful person to have in front of the camera; [their] confident, independent and friendly manner is an asset to [them]. Macinley has been awarded the NSW Young Australian of the Year 2018 in celebration of [their] ongoing achievements in Science and Technology. These achievements has spanned more than a decade and I have witnessed Macinley receive many awards for [their] efforts. Macinley has a long career ahead of [them] not only in scientific work but also as an ambassador… I wish [them] the very best in the future.
Curriculum Inspector, Science | NESA