University of Newcastle student Karlie Noon will be the first Indigenous graduate to obtain a double degree in science and mathematics at a ceremony later this week.
The 26 year old is the first in her family to attend university, and hopes to continue in her education by undergoing postgraduate studies.
"I will definitely go on to do my PhD," Ms Noon said.
"It is the epitome of academia and at the moment there are no Indigenous people with a PhD in physics."
Ms Noon also currently works for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
This year the University of Newcastle reached a milestone of 1000 Indigenous enrolments, making up 3.5% of the University's population.
This is the largest number of Indigenous students at any Australian university.
|Karlie Noon is the first Indigenous student to graduate with a double degree in science and mathematics in NSW|