EQUS seminar series: Corey Tutt OAM

Speaker: Corey Tutt OAM

Title: The Origins of DeadlyScience

Bio: Trailblazing Indigenous STEM champion, Founder and CEO of DeadlyScience, Corey is a Kamilaroi man from Nowra, NSW, and a STEM champion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As a young person, he developed a love of STEM subjects but found little encouragement for Aboriginal people to pursue careers in STEM.  In 2018, Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation that provides STEM resources to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with STEM professionals.

The organisation has attracted international attention, with Corey presenting at Harvard and Oxford universities and now being sponsored by organisations such Smartsheet, Salesforce, Australia Post and WEHI.  Recently, the DeadlyScience logo featured on both Formula 1 McLaren Racing cars at the Australian Grand Prix.

In 2020, Corey was named the NSW Young Australian of the Year and a Human Rights Hero by the Australian Human Rights Commission.  In 2021, he received an Australian Museum Eureka Prize and was a finalist for the 2022 NSW/ACT Indigenous Young Achiever Award.  Corey edits the "DeadlyScience" Australian Geographic series and has written his own book called "The First Scientists", awarded Australian Book Industry Award Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7–12).  Corey takes pride in championing First Nations STEM knowledge and building the future generations of the First Scientists.

Recordings of past seminars are available to EQUS members via the Hub (requires login).

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.