Innovative Young Minds (IYM) 2018  is a week-long technology and innovation programme for 40 year 11 and 12 female students that takes place in Lower Hutt in the first week of the July school holidays (8-13 July). Run jointly by Rotary Hutt City and Hutt City Council, our goal is to inspire young women to consider careers they may not even know exist by interacting with the diverse STEMM businesses, research organisations and education providers that our region is known for! The students spend time in a range of businesses where they will experience what it is like to be part of the fast-growing technology industry. They will get a taste of what tertiary institutions can offer them and engage with some of the cutting-edge research that Crown Research Institutes are undertaking.

Applicants for  2018 have been selected - countdown to the programme has begun.

Thank you to all the Rotary clubs who took the time to interview the IYM applicants. We had 93 applicants from 35 schools and 22 ethnicities represented - for 40 places. A fantastic response. The successful applicants have been notified and all the last minute details are being attended to.

Thank you to everyone involved in IYM. It is a huge community effort. Thanks to : Hutt City Council for partnering with us, to the Rotary Clubs for sponsoring students, to the schools, teachers and families for supporting students to apply, to businesses, organisations and tertiary institutes who freely open up their doors to host the students, to our sponsors who make the programme accessible to students from all walks of life and to all the wonderful volunteers who are so dedicated to the programme.

Innovative Young Minds 2018 is proudly supported by:

Rotary Hutt City
Hutt City Council
Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
GK Shaw Ltd
Flight Plastics
Fraser Engineering Group
Roy Southward Estate
Victoria University of Wellington
DCR Rentals
Silverstream Retreat
GNS Science
Callaghan Innovation
WREDA - Wellington Economic Development Agency
Callaghan Innovation
Massey University College of Health

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This year we have had IYM 2017 alumnae working as interns at the Hutt City Council to run our IYM social media campaign and they have done a wonderful job. During the week of IYM 8-13th July, our alumnae will post regularly on Facebook and Instagram so you can follow what we are up to. Click on the icons below and it will take you directly to our pages. Also, check out the website