# 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.

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

Australia faces significant challenges in promoting improved science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in our schools.

Access recordings and resources from the AAMT’s Connect with Maths Day, which was held on March 18 this year.

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).

Mid-level maths should be made a pre-requisite for students looking to enrol in science, engineering or commerce degrees according to a new ten-year plan for mathematics in Australia.

The second Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) conference is to be held from Sunday 30 October to Wednesday 2 November in Wollongong, NSW.

The recent increase in Indigenous university enrolments should not obscure the need for “culturally appropriate and continuous support” to improve completion rates.

Engineering Aid Australia conducts two summer schools each year for Indigenous secondary school students going into Years 11 and 12.

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

CSIRO’s Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Project is seeking two Project Officers to join the team.

The xe project is one of five university projects providing materials for the online portal being developed by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.

Presentation by the project leadership team about future plans for the [xe] initiative at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference (NATSIEC) in Melbourne, 12 November 2015.

The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) has been awarded a $6.4 million contract to develop and promote comprehensive new maths resources for school students and teachers.

Around 130 Indigenous students from across NSW will be inspired to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) when they gather for a three-day camp this week.

The Queensland University of Technology YuMi Deadly Centre has been selected to deliver the mathematics element of a new project to direct Indigenous students toward a STEM career.

This month the Charlie Perkins Scholarships Trust honoured the recipients of the 2015 award at a ceremony in Canberra.