Connecting Minds Project

The Connecting Minds Project

What is it?

The Connecting Minds Project is a flexible, purpose driven education program that focuses on networking, problem solving and cutting-edge space Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research.

Educators will partner globally and groups of students from their respective schools will work cooperatively on their ‘space mission’.

Their innovative collaborations and initiatives will be targeted at skill development, building global networks and cultural understanding.

Why is it important?

The main aim of The Connecting Minds project is to build STEM skills capability and capacity of students and educators across countries to improve the global uptake of space and high-tech STEM careers.

This process will encourage diversity, problem solving, critical and creative thinking, innovation, team building and cooperation in the workforce of tomorrow.

Mission Control

Individualised support and guidance for each project will be provided by The Connecting Minds Project team from One Giant Leap Australia.
After selection and teaming with another international school, the teams will undertake a three-stage process:

Mission Operations



Introduction, ideation and planning


Implementation and documentation


Project completion, showcase and evaluation


When is the next mission?

Mission 1 will run from February to September, 2025.

Can boys participate?

Everyone can participate.

How many students in a team?

Minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5.

Are schools able to have more than one team?

Schools may choose how many teams they wish.

Can this be run during school or after school?

Depending on global time zones, school requirements and student availability – schools may choose how this program operates for them.

Can my child sign up as an individual?

No – this program is run by schools only.

What else is included?

The program will include 5 teleconferences from global space industry professionals such as astronauts, scientists, engineers and flight directors.

What about holidays or our curriculum?

Provision in each mission will be made for educational and local requirements such as holidays, exams and curriculum-based activities.

Who can be involved?

All schools from Elementary/Primary through to High School.

Home schooling groups can join if they have enough for a group and have an adult leader.

How do I find out more information or sign up?

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.


2021/22 Participating Schools