The ASSETS program provides an opportunity for high achieving Year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, with an interest in science, to explore the study and career options available to them in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
The Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) is a residential summer school that is followed by a leadership program for Year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in their cultural background as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
During the summer school, scientists share their research and discuss study and career possibilities while Indigenous mentors and leaders help students strengthen their cultural connections. Students will also complete a group research project and present their findings at the closing ceremony.
After the summer school, our leadership program supports students through Year 11 and 12. The program assists students to develop leadership skills and access work experience, mentoring and tertiary education opportunities.
All aspects of the ASSETS program are free for students.
ASSETS is just one part of the Indigenous STEM Education program managed by CSIRO and funded by the BHP Billiton Foundation aimed at improving participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.