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Indigenous STEM Awards 2018: Nominations open on 28 August

The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise, reward and promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying and working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The role of professionals, teachers and mentors is also recognised in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in pursuing STEM education and careers. Applications for the…

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Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS)

Applications for the 2018/19 CSIRO ASSETS program are open from 22 May to 12 June 2018. Students from all over Australia will come together at one of three summer schools to be held in Townsville, Newcastle and Adelaide on the following dates: Townsville: 13–21 December 2018 Newcastle: 3–11 January 2019 Adelaide: 13–21 January 2019 ASSETS…

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Congratulations to the 2017 CSIRO Indigenous STEM award winners!

Jim Lowe with Innisfail State College award winners (photo credit: Maria Girgenti)

In March we were delighted to hear that several participants in the PRIME Futures Program had won 2017 Indigenous STEM awards. Jim Lowe, YDC Senior Research Associate, recently attended ceremonies in Townsville and Innisfail where the award winners were presented with their medals and certificates. Camila Zuniga-Greve won a teacher award as an active and…

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Engaging with community in South Australia

YDC staff, PRIME Futures participants and community members gather around fire pit

Participants in the Adelaide PRIME Futures cluster recently enjoyed a special cultural session as part of the fourth round of YuMi Deadly Maths PD workshops. Young Indigenous students from remote communities in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia come to Wiltja Boarding residential college in Adelaide for their secondary schooling and attend two…

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Teaching mathematics to students with disability

Professor Tom Cooper delighted attendees at Down Syndrome Queensland’s annual Endless Possibilities conference in March with his workshop on teaching mathematics to students with disability. “Really learned about kinaesthetic mathematics which was great – he has a great sense of humour” “Just as motivating as he was 20 years ago when he was my lecturer….

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