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About the program

Are you a teacher who is excited by current and cutting edge research? Are you curious about what our future might look like?

The Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program (TRiPP) provides secondary teachers the opportunity to experience innovative science as they undertake a short research project alongside a CSIRO researcher.

The program provides teachers with the opportunity to get hands-on experience in relevant and emerging science, technology and research, which can then be used to develop resources and inspiration for students in their classrooms.

Research projects could be offered in new technology platforms: material and food sciences, robotics, autonomous systems, sensing technologies, and their inter-connected applications within the natural environment.

During the experience, teachers will assist scientists with their research; enhance their STEM content knowledge; and post placement develop curriculum linked resources to be trialled in their own classroom and shared with other teachers.

The Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program originated through a collaboration with the Active Integrated Matter (AIM) Future Science Platform and CSIRO Education and Outreach. AIM is one of CSIRO's eleven Future Science Platforms (FSPs) and its purpose is to undertake research into new materials and their future interactions within the digital world. The dedicated support and funding provided by AIM has enabled the program's development and growth since 2017, highlighting AIM's dedication to preparing our researchers of the future.

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