STEM Professionals in Schools

Help bring real-life STEM into classrooms – volunteer to share your expertise in STEM with teachers and students at local schools.

The STEM Professionals in Schools program by CSIRO creates and supports long term partnerships between volunteer STEM professionals and school teachers – bringing the knowledge and expertise of people who live and breathe STEM together with the teaching expertise of teachers to enrich student learning.

STEM Professionals in Schools can partner you with teachers from Pre-primary to Year 12, in both public and private schools. We currently have over 100 teachers available at schools all over WA.

The ways in which you can assist are endless and you and your teacher partner decide how you would like to work together.

  • give a talk,
  • develop hands-on activities,
  • do a demonstration,
  • arrange an excursion,
  • mentor a teacher or student,
  • support students undertaking open ended investigations,
  • host a work experience student…

The amount of time you commit to the partnership is negotiated between you and your teacher partner. On average partnerships run an activity once or twice a term, but some partnerships work together just once a year and other partnerships interact on a weekly basis – it’s entirely up to you.

More information about the program is available here:

Already visiting a school regularly? Formalise your partnership under STEM Professionals in Schools! Have your volunteering ‘counted’ and have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other participants.

Get involved today! You can express your interest in participating here:

For further information contact Sabine Schreuder E | P | 6436 8595