Innovative Young Minds: Event for year 11-12 girls interested in STEM subjects and careers

Posted on October 29, 2020

This is an exciting opportunity in 2021 for young women keen to explore career opportunities in science and technology.

Innovative Young Minds (IYM) is  being held in 2021. IYM offers young women in years 11 and 12 the opportunity to learn about the wide range of research and career opportunities available in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and high-tech manufacturing). IYM seeks to encourage diversity in New Zealand’s science and technology industry by inspiring a new generation of innovators and industry leaders. You can learn more about IYM on our website:

We are looking for students who show potential in STEMM subjects, not necessarily those who have performed at the top of their class in the past. We want to inspire students that have not had exposure to STEMM subjects previously or who need to build their confidence to pursue these subjects further. IYM Online will also give these young women the opportunity to make lasting friendships with others who share a passion for STEMM!

Next year, IYM Online 2021 will take place in the first week of the April school holidays over five half-day sessions. Places are limited to 100 and there is a small participation fee of $30. Applications open on 1 November 2020 and close on 15 March 2021. Students register online at from this Sunday. If you have any students who will require assistance with the programme fee, please get in touch as we may be able to assist with this.