The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) has joined the Day of STEM as a strategic partner. ATSIMA is a non-profit member based group that works directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, education and business sectors across Australia. ATSIMA aims to inspire, promote and support improved mathematics outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The Chairperson and Director of ATSIMA, Dr. Chris Matthews, commented, “ATSIMA is keen to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in STEM programs that provide line of sight to real-world careers. We’re activating our networks to engage as many students as possible from our communities. The STEM Cup will capture the interest of some Indigenous students showing the maths behind sports but I am also particularly interested in seeing how Indigenous students interact across the whole STEM experience.”
Tom Reich, Executive Director of LifeJourney International, the company behind the Day of STEM platform, is very excited about the partnership, “Our team is delighted to have ATSIMA involved with Day of STEM! Ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students have the opportunity to participate in this national initiative is absolutely critical to its success.”
The Day of STEM is designed to raise the national IQ for STEM careers, inspiring the next generation of Australian STEM professionals through an interactive, online awareness platform led by the nation’s leading STEM professionals. The first part of Day of STEM kicks off during Term 3 through the STEM Cup, a sports analytics and maths and data science focused challenge.
For more information and to pre-register for Australia’s Day of STEM, please visit www.dayofstem.com.au and follow us on Twitter @DayofSTEM #DayofSTEM.