Current Projects

Project Goal: STEM

STEM-100The NATSIHEC STEM project will identify effective policies and strategies to increase enrolments, participation and completion of Indigenous people in STEM-related higher education studies.

The project scope  will include Natural and Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information Technology – but also underpinning quantitative skills required for studies such as Management and Commerce, Health and Education.

Project Lead: Dr Peter Anderson, Monash University


2016 Project schedule

  • Stakeholder engagement strategy and communications plan    [August]
  • Audit and report on environmental scan of STEM interventions including student attraction, pathway programs, inclusive curriculum, student support and financial supports    [September]
  • Report and analysis of STEM student participation and completion data     [September]
  • 3-4 exemplars of effective STEM interventions    [September]
  • Progress report on preliminary STEM findings    [October]
  • National round table STEM forum conducted    [October 13-14]
  • STEM discussion paper and validation survey    [November]
  • Final report and recommendations    [December]

Research

Strengthening Indigenous Participation and Practice in STEM: University Initiatives for Equity and Excellence, University of South Australia, 2016, 122pp

(Updated, August 2016)