WEHI has partnered with DeadlyScience to pave the way for the next generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scientists.

DeadlyScience is a leading First Nations not-for-profit that provides science resources to remote schools across Australia. It has delivered over 25,000 books, 700 telescopes and various other STEM resources to more than 800 schools across Australia since it was founded in 2018.

“Every single child in Australia deserves the opportunity to fall in love with STEM, and grass-roots initiatives like this are the ingredients we need to fuel that passion.”
– Corey Tutt AO, Founder, DeadlyScience

Building a pipeline for First Nations children in STEM

Under this unique partnership WEHI and DeadlyScience are working to co-design and deliver science-based programs and activities for First Nations school students.

The program forms part of WEHI’s commitment to reconciliation, formalised in our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2014. Our reconciliation journey continues with the launch of our third RAP in 2023.

The WEHI DeadlyScience Pathways Program is designed to engage and inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students about opportunities in science and STEM-related education and employment pathways.

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