Media Release: Curious mind from Townsville heads to Canberra

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Curious mind from Townsville heads to Canberra

A young girl from Townsville will be supported to pursue her passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) thanks to the Morrison Government.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said Indigo Wedel from St Patrick’s College was participating in the Curious Minds program that brings together more than 60 young women from all over Australia to pursue their interest in STEM at the 2019 Curious Minds Summer Camp starting this weekend.
These high-potential young women will attend the intensive academic camp, followed by six months of one-on-one mentoring and coaching from a woman working within a STEM field.
“The Curious Minds program provides an opportunity for Year 9 and 10 girls to explore their interests and build confidence in STEM subjects,” Mr Thompson said.
“I hope Indigo will learn new skills and gain the confidence to pursue a career in STEM after school, and find inspiration from leading thinkers within the STEM community.
“I want to congratulate the girls from our community who are pursuing their passion for STEM and want to encourage other young girls in Herbert with similar dreams to get involved.
“STEM skills are vital to future jobs and Australia’s future economy, and our Government is focused on supporting young women to pursue opportunities in STEM.”
The Curious Minds Summer Camp will involve ‘supercharged sessions’, guest lectures, excursions and experiencing life on the Australian National University campus.
More information on the program is available at


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