In2science is an innovative and proven multi-university schools partnership program that places university students as ‘peer mentors’ in Victorian low socio-economic schools.
Enthusiastic peer mentors are role models and work with teachers to show students how the maths and science they are learning relates to their lives. Mentors are volunteer university students who currently study science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM). In2science offers three mentoring models: one-on-one, small group and whole class.
In2science primarily aims to improve school students’ outcomes in maths and science, and consequently to increase the number of school students undertaking STEM subjects to year 12 and beyond. Mentors talk to school students about studying science and maths at university, dispelling misconceptions and encouraging them to continue into higher education.