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Monash University to join In2science

By 24 October 2018News

In2science is thrilled to announce that Monash University will be joining the program as a partner university from 2019. Through Access Monash, In2science will be working to encourage high school students from under-represented communities pursue degrees in STEM.

In2science currently partners with 67 metropolitan, regional and rural schools in Victoria. This number is set to expand as In2science connects with the well-established partnerships that Access Monash maintains with under-represented and low SES schools in the state’s south-east.

‘We are excited to add In2science to our suite of programs that enable students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented at university to get into the course of their dreams.’ Director of Social Inclusion Kate Duyvestyn said. ‘Our expertise in peer mentoring will benefit high school students who wish to study STEM degrees at university and we look forward to building on the great work In2science is doing in this space.’

The In2science Chair, the Honorary John Brumby AO, commended the decision saying “The strength of In2science is the collaboration between the universities. It’s fantastic to have Monash joining the partnership.”

“The strength of In2science is the collaboration between the universities. It’s fantastic to have Monash joining the partnership. – The Honorary John Brumby AO, Chair, In2science Advisory Board

The secondary school students will benefit most from this partnership as they engage with outstanding new STEM mentors from Monash University.

Monash University Chancellor and former In2science Advisory Board Chair, Mr Simon McKeon, was delighted with this new partnership: ‘Monash University’s STEM degrees are among the best in the country, and we are excited to be partnering with In2science so our students can share what they are learning with secondary students from low SES schools across the state.’ Mr McKeon said. ‘There is nothing quite like a student hearing from another older student who is able to share all that STEM has to offer but remains young enough to share the enthusiasm and hope of a younger generation. In2science is having a genuine impact!’

Monash joins current partners La Trobe University,  The University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology in delivering the In2science program.

For enquiries about this exciting development, or to request a mentor, please contact In2science Program Manager, Dr Alison Every.