Scientists in Schools

Close contact

  • Michele Midgley, Churchill North Primary School, Churchill, Victoria
  • Michael Barbagallo, Monash University School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Churchill, Victoria

Michele and Michael began their Scientists in Schools partnership in April 2009 and since then, Michael has attended the school for an hour or two on a weekly basis. Since the University is next door to the school, it is easy for Michael to help out. Michael is a PhD student with expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry but that doesn't stop him from coming up with a variety of activities for the children to enjoy!

The pair presented their partnership at networking events in 2009. You can read more about the partnership in a story which Michael wrote for the 2009 winter edition of Monash Compass Magazine entitled " Excuse me sir - can you blow stuff up?"