STEM partnerships

Shared commitment and dedication is essential to delivering improved outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Partnerships with key stakeholders are important in building learners’ knowledge of, and engagement in, STEM by giving them access to high-quality facilities, leading researchers and employers and real-world contexts.

Victoria has a number of established partnerships that support STEM education and works with organisations on STEM projects. 



In2science is a science peer-mentoring in schools. The program places university student volunteers into mathematics and science classrooms as in-class role models (mentors) aiming to generate enthusiasm in STEM in Year 8 and 9 students. They work with the students once a week for 10 weeks during their university semester.

For more information, see: In2science

Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS)

This is a national volunteer program run by CSIRO bringing real science, mathematics and ICT into the classroom through ongoing flexible partnerships between teachers and scientists, mathematicians and ICT professionals.

For more information, see: Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools

21st Century Minds (21CM) Accelerator program

PwC is responsible for the the 21CM Accelerator Program designed to unearth, grow and scale Australia’s best STEM education initiatives focussed on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers.

For more information, see: 21st Century Minds

Australian Academy of Science

Champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.

For more information, see: Australian Academy of Science

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

This organisation aims to improve mathematical capacity and facility in the Australian community. AMSI pulls together skills and experience at the highest levels across the spectrum of the mathematical sciences.

For more information, see: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Emerging Sciences Victoria

This is one of 20 initiatives accepted in the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) new accelerator program. The program is designed to unearth, grow and scale Australia's best STEM education initiatives focused on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers.

See: Emerging Sciences Victoria


veski’s vision is to foster an innovation economy. Each year it delivers a program of fellowships, awards and international networks including the veski innovation fellowships. The program brings Australian expatriates and leading researchers, with outstanding skills in science and innovative technology, typically in the top five percent of their respective fields, to Victoria.

For more information see: veski

Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Programs (ReMSTEP)

ReMSTEP is a collaborative project led by the University of Melbourne in association with Deakin, La Trobe and Monash universities.

For more information, see: ReMSTEP