STEM program closes gap

A FIVE-year Indigenous science, technology, engineering and mathematics education project funded by big miner BHP and Australia’s science agency the CSIRO has resulted in greater interest and academic achievement in STEM subjects, with more students looking at careers in STEM-related fields, the CSIRO has claimed.

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BHP helps STEM the tide

The project is made up of six specific programs that target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote, regional and metropolitan areas as they move through primary, secondary and