Let’s hear it for the Glenroy College STEM team and teacher Lucy Miglino for their incredible work encouraging students to get excited about science.

Ms Miglino and the College’s entire STEM teaching team were honoured at the In2science 2021 awards night in Melbourne this week.

The In2science program pairs university students with secondary schools to inspire students and show them what a future in science, technology, engineering and maths can look like. Now in its 17th year, It is a joint initiative between Victorian universities and the State Government.

Science in schools

Glenroy College was named a finalist in the school engagement category for showing “exceptional engagement with the In2science program”.

“Glenroy College has been a very active and enthusiastic partner with In2science for many years, taking on a number of mentors semester after semester, in both the online and face-to-face learning environment,” the judges said. “They work hard to engage the mentors in the classroom in the most effective way possible.”

Ms Miglino was honoured for her years of providing exceptional mentoring to university science students during their stints at Glenroy College.

“Lucy has worked with mentors semester after semester for a number of years, always being full of praise for their work. Likewise, mentors are always full of praise for Lucy as a teacher, both in-person and in the online learning environment, as she consistently goes above and beyond to make things happen,” judges said.

Bachelor of engineering student Ethan Holmes, who was mentored at Glenroy College, also won praise for his passion and approachability to students.

Glenroy College a top 5 school

Glenroy College Science domain leader Michelle Stephenson said they are “very proud” to be chosen as one of five school finalists from among the 54 schools involved in the program.

“We’re so proud of Ms Miglino’s achievement too, and feel fortunate to have her as part of our teaching team,” Ms Stephenson said. “As an innovative and encouraging science department, we welcome the enthusiasm of the university student mentors who help our students through their science and maths studies.”

Former Victorian Premier John Brumby whose government started the In2Science program back in 2004, presented awards to the winners. Prof Brumby, now Chancellor of La Trobe University and chair of the In2sience program, said it had made an enormous impact on STEM education in Victoria over the past 17 years.

Congratulations again to our STEM team and Ms Miglino. Our maths and science learners are in very good hands at Glenroy College.