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What is Curious Minds?

Curious Minds is aimed at highly capable girls in Years 9 and 10 who have an interest in STEM learning areas.

This is a six-month program that combines two residential camps and a STEM coaching program. The camps will enable the girls to explore all aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths through guest lectures, interactive sessions, practicals and field trips.

The coaching program will see each student matched with a female coach recruited from a variety of STEM backgrounds and together they will construct personal goals for the student. This might include discussing study options and career pathways, undertaking further extension work with support from their coach, developing ideas based on learnings from the camp or working on a project.

When is it held?

Students are required to commit to both residential camps, and to having a phone or video call with their coach every three weeks between camps.

• Summer camp: Sunday 8 to Friday 13, December 2019

• Winter camp: Sunday 12 to Thursday 16 July 2020

Where is it held?

The 2019/2020 camps will be at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Summer camp accommodation is at ANU, winter camp accommodation is at the Canberra Park Resort.

Questions? Please contact Vanessa Kates on vanessa.kates@asi.edu.au or phone 02 6125 6228.

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Check out our 2019 Curious Minds FAQ’s to find out more.