Female mentors in STEM needed. Apply within.

Would you like to see more females study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM)?

Want to help make it happen? We are delighted to announce a mentoring opportunity for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Curious Minds is a six-month program for 54 girls in years 8, 9 and 10 that combines two residential camps and a mentoring program. The camps will enable girls to explore all aspects of STEM through guest lectures, interactive sessions, practicals and field trips. The mentoring program, which runs for six months, will provide ongoing support for girls who have enrolled in the program.


We are seeking women from STEM backgrounds who are keen to make a difference by mentoring a high school student who has enrolled in the program. Your goal will be to develop a relationship with the mentee that stimulates her curiosity, inspires her enthusiasm and motivates her interest in STEM studies and careers. You will need to attend two sessions at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, on 12 December 2015 and 10 July 2016, and will need to contact your mentee at least once a month. This might be via phone, skype, email, workplace meeting, etc. The role is voluntary but we will cover your flights, meals and accommodation whilst attending the sessions at ANU.

Applications are now closed for the Curious Minds Mentoring program. Applicants will be advised via email by Monday 30 November 2015.

If you have any questions please contact Vanessa on (02) 6125 6266 or vanessa.kates@asi.edu.au .