Applications for the 2016/17 Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) are now open. More than 100 students from all over Australia will come together at one of three summer schools to be held in Adelaide, Newcastle and Townsville over Dec/Jan, 2016/17.
ASSETS is for Year 10 students who are interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and who identify with their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.
ASSETS students will benefit from attending a nine-day summer school and participating in an ongoing leadership and support program designed to nurture and encourage these students through years 11 and 12. The summer school program combines interactive science inquiry activities with engaging cultural experiences. There is no cost to attend. Airfares, meals and accommodation are provided.
Applications are open from 13 June to 31 July 2016.
ASSETS is part of a broader Indigenous STEM Education Project funded by BHP Billiton Foundation and delivered by CSIRO.