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We had:

orey Trutt of DeadlyScience LTD, who is up for the Eureka Prize for STEM Inclusion. The Eureka Prizes offer $160,000 in prize money, across a broad spectrum of research from environmental to innovative technologies, defence and mentoring. Driven by the belief that “you can’t be what you can’t see,” Corey Tutt and Team DeadlyScience are committed to increasing STEM participation among Indigenous Australians. Together, they have provided thousands of culturally appropriate science resources to schools in remote communities and connected nearly 10,000 young Indigenous people with mentors.

Andrew Staite, The Pinnacle Foundation CEO and Managing Director, talking about Empowering and enriching education for young LGBTIQ+ Australians. Young adults in LGBTIQ+ communities are still between five and 11 times more likely to attempt self-harm or experience psychological distress directly related to experiences of stigma, prejudice, discrimination, bullying or abuse.[1] It is clear that work still needs to be done to create more inclusive and diverse spaces for young LGBTIQ+ Australians. Education is the key, and The Pinnacle Foundation works to support young LGBTIQ+ people that have grown up in environments where they have been rejected because of who they are and how they identify. Gaining an education is lifechanging for any young person as it increases their life choices, empowers them, and enriches them. The Pinnacle Foundation is encouraging young LGBTIQ+ Australians and particularly regional, rural and remote and First Nations people, to apply as applications for the 2022 round of scholarships close on the 15th of September.

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