Curious Minds empowers girls who are passionate, high performers in Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to explore their full potential, through a six-month hands-on extension and mentoring program.

Do you have a curious mind?

If you’re a girl in year 9 or 10 who is passionate about STEM subjects, or if you’re a female professional working in the STEM industry and would like to become a coach, then please express your interest using the buttons below.

Applications for the 2022-23 program are now closed, but we are taking EOIs for the 2023-24 program.

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Stories from alumni and coaches

  • Carmela Micallef

    I don't know many girls who enjoy STEM, so I saw Curious Minds as a great opportunity for me to meet like-minded people, and make new friends who like STEM. 

    Carmela Micallef — Carmela Micallef
  • Gabriella Martini

    I love it because it connects young women from regional and rural areas to connect with people they wouldn’t have ordinarily met with otherwise.

    Gabriella Martini — Coach
  • Dr Fatematuz Zohora

    Dr Fatematuz Zohora is a new STEM Coach from Newcastle, NSW. Fatematuz describes herself as a “passionate Mechanical Engineer and Research Engineer”, and has recently graduated with her doctorate from Queensland University of Technology.

    Dr Fatematuz Zohora — STEM Coach

Next camps

Express interest for the 2023-2024 program.

Curious Minds West Camp

2-7 July 2023

Curious Minds West Camp


Curious Minds East Camp

9-14 July 2023

Curious Minds East Camp


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Coach a Curious Mind

If you’re a female professional working in the STEM industry and would like to mentor high-performing girls in years 9 and 10 to explore their potential in STEM studies and careers, we would love to hear from you.