Amelia Munday

STEM and disability advocate

NSWNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2022

Academically gifted from a young age, Amelia Munday has used her talents to promote STEM education to young girls, while also developing technology to improve the lives of people with a disability.

Amelia has developed several innovations that allow for easier communication and break down language barriers. This includes Talk to the Hand – Learn Auslan; Talk to the Hand – My Bucket’s Full; Aus-Glove; and AIIA (an Artificial Intelligence Interpreter of Auslan). All of Amelia’s innovations have positively impacted individuals within the deaf community, as well as people with sensory processing dysfunction.

In December 2019, Bravehearts Foundation approached Amelia and asked her to develop an app that would digitise the organisation’s education program for young children. Amelia agreed, working on the project out of her own goodwill.

Amelia also represents Australia in robotics competitions and promotes the Tech Girls Movement Foundation as an ambassador. She provides support and encouragement to girls interested in pursuing STEM as a career.