Indigenous STEM Engagement by In2Science

by | Apr 27, 2021 | Bush Voices, News

In2science (a program to support young students interested in STEM), is hosting an online forum on 13 May, ‘Indigenous STEM engagement: celebrating Australia’s First Scientists’, featuring Corey Tutt and a panel discussion facilitated by Rae Johnston.

In2science brings together leading Indigenous Scientists and Educators to deepen our appreciation of Indigenous Science and Scientists.

This event is designed for school teachers, university staff, tertiary students, and anyone interested in STEM education.

About the Event

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are Australia’s First Scientists. They have cared for and managed vast and diverse landscapes, flora and fauna for over 60,000 years. Australia’s First Scientists have intimate knowledge and understanding of the stars, the climate, the land and the sea, which has enabled them to thrive in, and cultivate, this dynamic environment for millennia.

In2science will bring together leading Indigenous scientists and educators to explore two themes:

  1. How do we engage young First Nations Peoples in STEM?
  2. How do we build pride in Australia’s First Scientists and Indigenous scientific knowledge?

Proud Kamilaroi Man, Deadly Science Founder and CEO, Mr Corey Tutt will be delivering the keynote address.

Additionally, the following esteemed panellists will contribute to the session:

Ms Rae Johnston (Event Facilitator) – Multi-Award winning STEM journalist and broadcaster, proud Wiradjuri Woman.

A/Prof Misty Jenkins – Laboratory Head, WEHI, proud Gunditjmara Woman

Mr Yemurraki Egan – Maurie Pawsey Scholarship recipient, Engineering student at Swinburne University of Technology, proud Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara man.

Ms Mibu Fischer – Early career marine ethnoecologist, CSIRO, proud Noonuccal, Ngugi and Gorenpul woman.

To find out more, and to register please see the event page.