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2017 Indigenous STEM Awards


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Indigenous STEM Award Winners: L-R Back row: Jessica Storrar, Camila Zuniga-Greve, Misty Jenkins. Front row: Kayla Pattel, Dean Foley, Shailyn Isaac. (Photo courtesy of CSIRO)
29 Mar 2018

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are areas of research and application that have helped modernise the world.  

‘The Indigenous STEM Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and scientists who are studying and working in the STEM field.’

The awards also recognise the important role that teachers, mentors and schools play in encouraging students to pursue STEM education and careers.

Congratulations to the 2017 Indigenous STEM Awards winners:

Dr Misty Jenkins

STEM Professional Career Achievement Award

Dean Foley

STEM Professional Early Career Award

Shailyn Isaac

Tertiary/Undergraduate Student Award

Kayla Pattel and Jessica Storrar

Secondary Student Award

Wiluna Remote Community School

School Award

Camila Zuniga-Greve

Teacher Award

Fifi Harris

STEM Champion Award

Boyden George and Willow Wells

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Science Award

Angela Barely and Russell Sands

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Maths Award

Group of men and women stand shoulder to shoulder with those in the front holding a large cheque. In the background are walls and windows.
Winners of the School Award: Wiluna Remote Community School. L-R: Dr Kay Price, Lena Long, Rita Cutter, Stewart Long, Sandra Wongawol, Adriano Truscott, Simon Corrigan (Photo courtesy of CSIRO)

All Award winners will be invited to act as Indigenous STEM ambassadors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth during 2018.

Information about the individual winners is found at 2017 Indigenous STEM Awards finalists.

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Getting an education and finding a pathway to a career is critical to enjoying a successful and enjoyable life.

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