STEM Awards and Opportunities

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Awards

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Awards recognise people who have made a significant contribution to key STEM initiatives and demonstrate suitability and capacity to act as a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. There are two awards in this category - the early career award and the career achievement award.

School Award

The School Award recognises leadership in Indigenous STEM education.

Schools who are actively engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communities in STEM programs such as but not limited to the Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I2S2)PRIME Futures or Science Pathways for Indigenous Communities are encouraged to apply for this award.

STEM Champion Award

The STEM Champion Award celebrates STEM professionals, communities, organisations and individuals who are contributing to the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in achieving their STEM aspirations.

Teacher Award

The Teacher Award recognises outstanding educators who are engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, community and organisations to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into core STEM programs and lesson plans.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student STEM Achievement Awards

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student STEM Achievement Awards are for high school and tertiary undergraduate or TAFE students showing passion, engagement and improvement in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, as well as leadership capabilities. Three winners will be awarded - two Secondary Student Award winners and one Tertiary Student Award winner.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Maths Award

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Maths Award recognises students who have shown a passion, engagement and improvement in mathematics as well as demonstrating how they have used mathematics to solve a real-life problem. Two winners will be awarded.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Science Award

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Science Award recognises students who are able to demonstrate passion, engagement and improvement in science and who have used the science inquiry process to solve a real-life problem. Two winners will be awarded.

Nominations close Friday 28 September 2018

Superstars of STEM Program

Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.  STA created Superstars of STEM to create a critical mass of celebrity Australian female scientists and technologists - role models for young women and girls – and to work towards equal representation in the media of women and men working in all fields in STEM.

Applications close on midnight 23 September 2018.