As a young woman in engineering, Cat is often told 'you don't belong here'

Sarah Lansdown
Updated April 17 2024 - 4:55pm, first published 12:39pm

Cat Macdermott is one of three women in her electrical engineering cohort at UNSW Canberra.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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