2022 Aboriginal Learners STEM Congress

On August 18, two of our CYS students travelled to Adelaide for the 2022 Aboriginal Learners STEM Congress at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The congress aims to engage Aboriginal students with science, technology, engineering and math learning and industry experiences to inspire and take on challenging subjects at school.

CYS students gathered amongst 900 students from across the state to listen to nine Indigenous keynote speakers who specialised in STEM fields and had travelled from across Australia to be at the Congress. We participated in workshops to use traditional materials including thermoplastic resin beaten out from porcupine grass. We toured around UniSA’s space centre which simulates the climate conditions of the moon to design and test space rovers.

Our CYS students loved hearing about their Indigenous culture and the role it has played over 60,000 years in the STEM field.