University science students partner with science and mathematics students and teachers in schools, working directly with school students as role models.
The In2Science peer mentoring program is based on forming links between universities and secondary schools across Victoria. University science students partner with science and mathematics teachers in schools, working directly with school students as role models, and working with the teachers to develop and implement science-related projects and activities.
The focus is on working with students in Year 7-10.
Bundoora Secondary College has been involved in this program since 2007. In this time, University students have regularly participated in both science and mathematics classes, where they have involved themselves with our college students aiming to promote science learning, where they are being perceived as “young scientists” and “adding value” to the existing science programs.
In2Science Mentors have been an integral part of the Environmental Research Project that has been developing since 2010, and we are proud to state that in 2011 we won the Victorian Mathematics and Science Excellence Award to the value of $10,000.
Then, in 2016, we won the In2Science award for greatest commitment to the In2science program. Our paint Ball Battle Tanks STEM project was born from the school’s dedication to growing it's Science department through STEM inquiry based learning. The project was designed as a prototype for future classroom inquiry models of teaching Science integrated with Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Following this fantastic project, we we were featured on the in2science website - click here to read more.