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, as well as the integral role schools, teachers and mentors have in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in pursuing STEM education and careers.
In its inaugural year, the 2016 Indigenous STEM Awards are inviting nominations from students, teachers, schools, scientists and STEM champions that have been participating in the Indigenous STEM Education Project and from Indigenous STEM professionals nationally.
Applications opened for the 2016 Indigenous STEM Awards on Monday, 12 September 2016 and closed on Sunday, 16 October 2016.
The judging panel for the 2016 Indigenous STEM Awards includes a range of professionals with extensive experience in STEM education and STEM professions and a track-record of working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
On 31 October 2016, seven professionals from CSIRO and BHP Billiton Foundation judged all award applications and determined the following finalists to be amongst the top in their category.
The winners of the inaugural Indigenous STEM Awards were announced on Friday, 9 December 2016 at Gordonvale State High School.