history

AMSI has a track record of delivering programs that seek to integrate research, education and industry involvement and to provide a strong base for national innovation.

Our track record, along with a full description of our programs can be accessed in the Publications section of this website.

Timeline of our story so far…

2015
  • BHP Billiton Foundation invests $22 million for a five year national program to turn around public perception of the mathematical sciences as a career choice for girls and young women.
2014
  • Boeing awarded AMSI a grant of $50,000 to develop and run three careers events in July 2015, to showcase careers in the aviation industry and the mathematics needed for them. These will be held in Melbourne, Brisbane and Townsville.
  • AMSI Higher Education partnered with the Australian Bioinformatics Network for three years joint funding of BioInfoSummer.
  • AMSI Intern has entered into co-investment partnerships with universities to form cluster arrangements in Melbourne and Sydney to increase program capacity and promote future growth.
  • AMSI Intern co-badged a program with the Australian Centre for Financial Studies, allowing access to their network of approximately 9000 industry partners nationally.
  • AMSI Intern partnered with the Victorian Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI), placing 9 interns in 2014.
  • AMSI was quoted in 43 news items appearing across 25 unique digital and print publications.
  • AMSI’s Higher Education program doubled student participation in flagship events since funding began in 2012.
2013
  • AMSI leads the Australian effort for the International Year of  Mathematics of Planet Earth
  • AMSI held the Accelerate Australia conference; an event bringing together industry, academics and government
  • AMSI’s Schools Outreach program boosted with funding from The William Buckland Foundation, Boeing, the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and an Australian Maths and Science Partnership Project in partnership with Regional Universities Network.
  • Victorian Department of Education and Schools Connect funding totalling $160k for Schools program
2012
  • AMSI held the national forum Maths for the future: Keep Australia competitive
  • AMSI awarded a $750k contract from Education Services Australia to develop electronic resources that support he senior national curriculum in mathematics.
  • AMSI awarded $2m from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (now the Department of Education) for its Higher Education flagship programs, enabling expansion of the Summer and Winter Schools, Vacation Research Scholarships and BioInfoSummer.
2011
  • ICE-EM Mathematics textbooks enter their second edition and are distributed through Cambridge University Press.
  • AMSI staff made up two out of twelve members of the writing team for the  Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
2010
  • Expansion of AMSI’s internship program through a $1.7m partnership with Enterprise Connect, an initiative of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research allowing the placement of PhD interns over three years.
  • A wide-ranging, transparent, external review of AMSI was undertaken. This review led to the revision of AMSI’s mission statement and expansion of its Board.
2009
  • AMSI awarded $2m grant from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) for The Improving Mathematics in Schools (TIMES) project, ICE-EM schools materials, teacher professional development and mathematics careers awareness programs.
2008
  • The Carrick Institute of Learning and Teaching (now the Australian Learning and Teaching Council) provided $100k for the year-long project Mathematics for 21st-Century Engineering Students.
2007
  • AMSI awarded a $2m Collaborative and Structural Reform grant that funded a number of flagship programs in higher education including the Summer and Winter Schools, and also funded industry collaboration through workshops and the establishment of the internship program.
  • BlueScope Steel provided $75k funding for outreach work in schools in the Illawarra region.
2006
  • AMSI supported the Australian Academy of Science’s National Strategic Review of the Mathematical Sciences in Australia.
2005
  • $750k funding provided through ICE-EM for the installation of Access Grid Rooms in 11 member universities.
2003
  • AMSI was a collaborating partner and significant influence in the setup of the Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS). Out of an Australian Government grant of $10.9m, $2.2m was jointly administered by AMSI/MASCOS
  • $7.8m from the Department of Education, Science and Training established the International Centre of Excellence for Education in Mathematics (ICE-EM). This supported a range of initiatives, including the ICE-EM Mathematics textbook series, aimed at strengthening education in the discipline of mathematics and its contemporary applications.
2002
  • AMSI established through a $1m grant from the Vic Government’s Science, Technology and Innovation infrastructure grants program.