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Culture and community the focus for Indigenous STEM award winners

[supplied by CSIRO]

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A Perth school passionate about Indigenous focused-curriculum, an aerospace engineer, an immunologist, and an ‘On Country’ teacher are among those recognised in the 2021 Indigenous STEM Awards. 

Funded by the BHP Foundation and delivered by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, the Awards recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, teachers and scientists to inspire more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers.

Swan View Primary School in Perth, WA won the School Award for their student-centred focus on the curriculum, which values language, histories and culture across all STEM areas. 

Dr Guy Cameron (pictured), a proud Wailwan man living in Newcastle, NSW was awarded the STEM Professional Career Achievement Award for his work to improve the experiences of people in clinical care through cutting edge research. 

Dr Cameron holds a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology and is enrolled in the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle. He is an established researcher and first author on two papers about the activity of the immune system cells involved in the body’s response to kidney damage. 

“By studying medicine as a follow-on from my PhD studies, I am keen to expand my understanding of healthcare from a clinical perspective, in order to share complex health information with the community in an accessible way,” Dr Cameron said.

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