Science peer mentoring in schools

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.

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Become a mentor

Are you a university student studying science, maths or engineering? Do you want to help inspire the next generation? Become an In2science mentor!

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Host a mentor

In2science partners with Victorian low-SES schools to place volunteer mentors in year 8 and 9 science and mathematics classes.

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Many mentors, different experiences

In2science mentors can assist students in one-on-one, small group and whole class situations.

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eMentoring Pilot a Success

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In2science recently completed a successful trial of its new eMentoring program, which aims to connect students from regional schools with university mentors. In March, In2science received funding from the Victorian…

Meet an eMentor: Lauren Grimes

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Lauren Grimes What are you studying?  I am in my final year of the Science Double Degree Program at La Trobe University. Through this program I have been able to…