We're celebrating the 2500+ teachers and STEM professionals who have enriched classrooms across Australia, as part of the SMiS program.

Science partnership between Marnie Sparrow from Sandringham College (Vic) and Felix Lipkin, CSIRO Land and Water

Think back to when you were at school and imagine what it would have been like to have had a Nobel-winning scientist come to your class, or a world-renowned mathematician?

This has been a reality for many students around the county, and it’s all thanks to over 2,500 teachers and STEM professionals who volunteer their time – in addition to their day jobs we might add – to bring science to life in classroom.

National Volunteer Week seemed like the perfect opportunity to thank these amazing people as without their dedication and enthusiasm, our Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program would not be possible.

So without further ado, meet just a few of our volunteer heroes who are spreading the science-love at a school near you! Click on your favourite Teacher or STEM professional to find out what inspired them to take part in the SMiS program.

About the program

Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) is a national education program which facilitates ongoing professional partnerships between teachers and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) professionals.

Through the SMiS program, teachers and students engage with STEM professionals, and together, the partners share enthusiasm, expertise, and knowledge to enhance science, maths and ICT education.

Want to join us? Watch the video and read more about the SMiS program on our website.

Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools is supported by the Australian Government.


  1. that’s a good story of people giving their time to encourage and teach students,
    well done!

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