Careers with STEM: Indigenous

Celebrating the contributions of Indigenous people in STEM, historically and into the future, and inspiring the next generation.

We acknowledge the rights and ownership of the Traditional Owners of the land and pay our respects to Indigenous elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the deep history of science and technology of First Peoples everywhere.

Check out our special edition! Careers with STEM: Indigenous 2021

Careers with STEM’s first Indigenous-only student career guide, launched to inspire young Indigenous students in Australia and New Zealand to pursue STEM courses and careers. The magazine celebrates and showcases the science, technology, engineering and maths that busts stereotypes about who works in STEM and what those jobs look like, while providing an Indigenous-first and inclusive viewpoint of STEM.

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Teacher resources

Download our free curriculum-linked Teacher Resource to help make the most of Careers with STEM: Indigenous in the classroom. Available for Australian Curriculum and in English and Te Reo Māori for Aotearoa Curricula.

Indigenous role models

Co-founder, Goanna Solutions

When Corey Brown, a proud Gamilaraay and Dunghutti man, launched Goanna Solutions in 2018, he wanted to break a cycle and make digital technologies, and the skills required to get a job in the field, available to everyone.

Security engineer, Google

It’s Candice Bowditch’s job to keep Google systems safe from hackers and other cyber security threats

Physiology student

Health sciences offers so many awesome study pathways. Shaymus Malone chose nutrition science, but is now switching to physiology

Software developer

Junior developer, Women in Tech president and VUW student Aleisha Amohia is breaking down barriers for young women studying engineering.

Director of Pūhoro STEM Academy

Naomi Manu established the Pūhoro STEM Academy at Massey University, which works to improve Māori participation and success in STEM.

Self-taught coder

Nine-year-old Jarom Hauwai-Sauer is a self-taught coder who is using his tech skills for good!

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