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.
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.