Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia conducts science-based workshops for K-12 students. The CSIRO seeks a method to assess the impact of these workshops on student interest and attitude toward science. This project developed and administered a set of assessments to gauge the programs' effects on student interest and attitude. The project team collected data through the use of surveys, interviews, and observations providing the CSIRO with recommendations for program improvements and tools for ongoing assessment.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology