Share your passion for science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) and make a real difference:
- help ensure all students have access to the benefits of an inspiring STEM education, regardless of their socio-economic background, location or gender
- share the knowledge and enthusiasm that you have for your chosen field of study with younger students
- assist others to increase their understanding of science and maths
- contribute to the community as a positive role model for young people
Develop highly sought-after professional skills that boost your graduate career:
- develop professional and ‘soft’ skills that are invaluable for all STEM graduates
- put your problem-solving and time-management skills into practice
- improve your confidence, resilience, adaptability and emotional intelligence
- gain access to exclusive professional development workshops and industry networking events
- reinforce your own knowledge of the fundamentals of your study area
- gain an insight into the teaching/learning experience and the education sector
Want to get involved?
In2science offers two delivery methods. You can choose to be an in-class mentor, an eMentor, or both!
- in-class mentoring for metropolitan schools: mentors visit Melbourne high schools to support year 7-10 students with their learning. Mentors participate in hands-on activities and are guided by the teacher.
- online eMentoring for regional schools: mentors digitally meet students once a week over a 10-week period. With access to nearly 5000 STEM resources, eMentors can discuss a variety of topics based around common interests. This program offers flexible time commitment, and no travel is required.
All In2science volunteers must:
- 1 – 2 hours of mentoring per week (plus travel time for in-class mentors), over 10 week placement period during the university semester
- pre-, mid- and post-placement training sessions to help you get the most out of the program
- mentor training usually takes place just before the university semester starts, with placements commencing in the second week of semester