Our 2018 programme

The 2018 IYM programme will be held on 8 - 13 July, during the school holidays. Students will stay at Silverstream Retreat, Lower Hutt and travel each day to a variety of technology businesses, research institutes and tertiary education providers in the Wellington region.

Participants will experience a range of technologies through hands-on activities and be inspired by other women who have built careers and businesses in the technology and innovation sector. These women are leaders in a range of science and technology fields and are passionate about their careers in the sector.

Here are just a few of the highlights of the 2018 programme that we are excited about!

  • Learn about Antarctic ice cores and get up close and personal with an electron scanning microscope at Victoria University
  • Experience cutting-edge virtual reality technologies at the new Te Auaha Institute of Creativity
  • Play fossil detective, learn about fabric forensics, and make your own ice cream using liquid nitrogen at GNS Science
  • Explore the chemistry behind new 'smart' paint that can switch on lights, and help test used plastic bottles being turned into brand new food containers
  • Visit Parliament for a networking reception with some of New Zealand's leading scientists, innovators and politicians

Check out the full 2018 draft programme [PDF, 479 KB]. (Please note all speakers and activities are subject to change.) 


The cost to students is $120. The balance of the program costs are covered by the program sponsors.

Key Dates

  • Feb 27: Programme launch and applications open
  • May 4: Closing date for applications
  • June 8: Applicants notified if accepted
  • July 8: Programme start
  • July 13: Programme end

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