Around 130 Indigenous students from across rural and remote NSW will be inspired to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) when they gather in Dubbo for a three-day camp this week.
The STEM Youth Development Camp, which runs from Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 October, focuses on motivating students to take a closer look at the burgeoning opportunities that the STEM areas offer students and the nation.
The camp, drawing students from 11 remote schools, is a joint initiative between the Connected Communities Directorate and schools, the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (NSW AECG) and the newly-formed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA).
Dr Chris Matthews, a lecturer at Griffith University School of Environment and Chair of the ATSIMA, has been instrumental in developing the STEM activities over the three days:
The camp also complements the AECG’s vision to develop leadership skills and the newly-formed ATSIMA can act as a ‘change agent’ by encouraging students to believe they can be successful mathematicians.
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