The Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with an interest and aspiration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
We are not currently taking applications for ASSETS
Year 10 students from across Australia come together for a nine-day residential summer school and have continued contact and connection with a leadership program through Years 11, 12 and beyond. Students have their interests and abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, energised by working with mentors, traditional science knowledge holders, other STEM professionals and researchers. Students connect with local community leaders and spend time in leading research facilities being exposed to contemporary science and research.
Following the summer school, students join the ASSETS alumni network where they can participate in work placements, get connected with STEM opportunities and continue to network with the growing ASSETS community.
ASSETS has a long and vibrant history, starting in Adelaide in 1992. CSIRO has been delivering the ASSETS program since 2014 and now has 499 alumni across the country. ASSETS is part of the Indigenous STEM education project delivered by CSIRO and funded by the BHP Foundation.