We have a number of partnerships with schools and centres of education.
La Trobe University has a five-year partnership with Quantum Victoria, a centre providing science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The agreement includes sharing expertise and resources and expanding outreach opportunities in mathematics and science education.
The outreach partnership with Parade College has delivered the "Sowing the Seeds of Science" (SSOS) Program, which is aimed at stimulating an interest in Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The program allows students to experience cutting-edge science in a tertiary environment and explore global issues.
Pascoe Vale Girls College
Science Outreach delivers the La Trobe Science Experience through its partnership with Pascoe Vale Girls College. The program offers Middle Years students an opportunity to attend lectures and workshops at the university and is aimed at encouraging an interest in sutdying science in VCE and beyond.
The experimental pilot program with Ivanhoe Grammar School introduced 200 Year 9 students to a "campus-as-classroom" experience. Students were guided through self-directed learning projects and visited the campus once a fortnight to continue their research. The program became a prototype and model for developing other middle-years outreach programs.