Who can take part in Curious Minds?

Curious Minds is an invitational program. For the 2019/2020 program, students are invited based on their performance in one of the following competitions:

  • 2018 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank
  • 2019 Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)
  • 2019 Big Science Competition (BSC)

The program will be particularly targeted towards girls in underrepresented STEM subjects in years 9 and 10 who are disadvantaged, rural/remote and/or Indigenous.

Students will be identified and the first round of invitations will be sent to schools in mid-August 2019. Second round invitations may come as late as October 2019.

Why take part?

In a fun and supportive environment, the girls will grow in confidence and ability whilst expanding their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and their scientific networks.

They will make new friends, be exposed to outstanding role models, practise new skills, and deepen their understanding of what their future may hold in the fields of science, engineering, technology and maths.

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