# ACER research conference

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

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.

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