Scientists in Schools began in July 2007 as a six-month pilot project funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Since then, three independent evaluations have been carried out by Curtin University of Technology [external link], the most recent by Professor Léonie Rennie in January 2012.
The findings of all three evaluations were overwhelmingly positive, with clear benefits to students, teachers and scientists.
Download the reports:
"A very valuable partnership" Evaluation of the Scientists in Schools Project 2011-2012 (PDF, 1551KB)
"Science Has Changed My Life!" Evaluation of the Scientists in Schools Project 2008-2009 (PDF, 1413KB)