Chris Rawson is an Associate Professor in Marine Science at Curtin University. His research background is in the development of tools for the assessment of marine pollution, in particular oil spills, and the remediation of contaminated land. He has a passion for the development of innovative learning opportunities for students. He coordinates a course for high performing science students in which learners are challenged to address global problems through application of science and technology to propose a social enterprise or research project. Chis is currently the Dean of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is working to embed enterprise skills throughout STEM related courses.