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Scientists in Schools Program

Scientists in Schools is a national program that seeks to bring volunteer scientists, including applied scientists, engineers and mathematicians, together with teachers into an ongoing professional partnership, with the aim of increasing awareness of contemporary scientific endeavour and knowledge within our school communities. You can find more information on the program at and in the attached document What How Why.

The partnerships are completely flexible - both partners bring their professional expertise and professional requirements into the mix and they decide together how they will proceed, with support from the Scientists in Schools team.

Scientists in Schools started in July 2007 and at present there are nearly 1500 partnerships across Australia. However, there are many teachers who are currently registered and waiting for "their" scientist and we expect this number to grow significantly in 2010.