Indigenous school students connect with Science and Engineering at ANU

Participants at Mt Stromlo Observatory. Image: ANU Participants at Mt Stromlo Observatory. Image: ANU Participants at Mt Stromlo Observatory. Image: ANU Participants researching their family history at the National Museum of Australia. Image: ANU
14 December 2017

Indigenous school students with a passion for science are at The Australian National University (ANU) this week for the National Indigenous Science and Engineering Summer School.

The enthusiastic group of 19 high school students from years 10 and 11 have travelled to Canberra from as far away as Innisfail, QLD and Two Rocks, WA.

Across six days, the students will take part in hands-on lectures and activities on areas as diverse as statistical ecology, genomic medicine and climate and fluid dynamics.

“The saying ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ rings true for so many students in rural and remote communities in Australia,” said Anne Martin, Director of the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre at ANU.

“It is a great learning experience for all of us. The students interact and ask questions of world-leading scientists and engineers and the academics hear from the students about the challenges facing their communities.”