Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


Over the past few decades Australia has experienced a decline in science education. The goal of this project, sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), was to help increase participation rates of its informal science education programs by determining why and how teachers use programs. This was achieved by gathering information from Victorian teachers and comparing it to how CSIRO Education, Victoria develops and advertises its programs. The results of this project showed there are opportunities for CSIRO Education to improve its advertisements to reach more teachers.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs