Excellence & Equity in Maths

Welcome to the Excellence & Equity [xe] project, designed to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander study & career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM].

Applications open for STEM Professional Award

Applications are open for the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Award, part of the Indigenous STEM Education Project, funded by BHP Billiton Foundation and managed by CSIRO.


Science students in India

Two Indigenous science students from Darwin and Sydney are in India after winning a Charles Darwin University scholarship to attend the 10th Asian Science Camp being held in the city of Bangalore.

Indigenous Startup Weekend

Australia’s First Indigenous Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where you get to be part of starting a business in a weekend, which will help increase Indigenous businesses and employment.

Closing the gap in STEM

Researchers are investigating ways to reverse the decline in student performance, especially to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students’ performance in STEM.

Focus on technology

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country met at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Sydney last week.

ASSETS Summer Schools

Three nine-day programs were held in Newcastle, Townsville and Adelaide, hosting a total of 98 students in the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS).

National STEM Strategy

The Education Council of Ministers has endorsed a comprehensive plan for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education in Australian schools for 2016-2026.