Presenter: Dr Christopher Matthews, Griffith University

Increasing Indigenous participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has become an important educational issue at all levels of education. As part of this agenda, Dr Matthews has been exploring ways to connect Indigenous students with mathematics education. This presentation will explore the connection between mathematics and culture and how this can transform mathematics education for Indigenous students. In addition, this presentation will highlight the development and implementation of an Indigenous STEM Camp held in NSW i.e. how can these initiatives increase Indigenous participation in STEM? Dr Matthews will then draw on lessons learnt and how these could be transferable to the Physics Community.

About Physics colloquium

The Physics Colloquium series hosts a range of speakers from Australia and abroad. The series explores a variety of topics and everyone is welcome to come along. The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.

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Venue

Room: 
Hawken Engineering Building (Building 50), S201