5 March 1989 
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
|Residence||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Marita Cheng (born 5 March 1989) is the founder of Robogals. She was named the 2012 Young Australian of the Year. She is the founder and current CEO of 2Mar Robotics, a start-up robotics company.
In 2007 Cheng founded Nudge, a company which provided reminders by phone or text message to help people manage their prescription drug schedules. She founded Robogals in 2008 for the purpose of encouraging young women into careers in STEM fields.
In 2011 Cheng was awarded a Churchill Fellowship, which allowed her to visit the U.S., U.K., Germany and Jamaica to learn about international approaches to science education for young women. In November 2011, Cheng was named Victorian Young Australian of the Year for 2012, and went on to be named as Young Australian of the Year. In that same year she was also a winner in the Financial Review – Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards' Young Leader category.
In 2013 she established a company to make robotic arms for people with disabilities.
- myRobogals - Profile - Marita Cheng
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The Victorian young Australian of the year was 22-year-old engineering student Marita Cheng, who founded Robogals Global in 2008 to encourage women to consider a career in the sciences
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- "WAGGGS 35th World Congress program". Retrieved 9 July 2014.
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