25 November 2008
MyScience has been recognised as the Best Education and Training Collaboration for 2008 at the Business Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Awards, held in Melbourne on 21 November 2008. The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, gave an address at the awards ceremony.
MyScience is an innovative and exciting primary school science and technology program, developed by a consortium of organisations including the Science Foundation for Physics based at the University of Sydney, Australian Catholic University, IBM and the NSW Department of Education and Training.
The program endeavours to support science in primary schools through the establishment of a sustainable model of collaboration between schools, industry/business and universities to stimulate interest and enhance capacities of primary science teachers and students in conducting authentic scientific investigations.
Teacher expertise and confidence are advanced through continuous professional learning, provided by expert facilitators, and students are mentored by practising scientists via face-to-face sessions and interaction in a secure online environment. The achievements of students are acknowledged and showcased in school science fairs during National Science Week and then submitted to the Young Scientist awards (conducted by the Science Teachers' Association of NSW).
Contact: Katynna Gill
Phone: 02 9351 6997