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.

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