National Girls Collaborative Project
NGCP E-Newsletter
September 2007

in this issue
  • NGCP Updates
  • Regional Collaborative News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Resources

  • NGCP Updates
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    NGCP SEPTEMBER WEBCAST: Good Assessment = Success: Developing Assessment Based Outreach Activities
    September 12, 2007, 11:00-12:00 PDT
    Are our outreach activities successful? Do they meet our basic goals? Good assessment helps highlight what works and what needs improvement, provides good data for funders, and keeps us from repeating the same mistakes.

    Join Barbara Bogue and Rose Marra, co- founders of the AWE (Assessing Women and Men in Engineering) Project, to learn more about developing assessment based programs, gain access to high quality pre- college survey instruments (that get at more than participant satisfaction), and ask questions.

    Barbara Bogue is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Women in Engineering and a consultant for the National Girls Collaborative Project. Rose M. Marra is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies and Co- PI of the NGCP. Dr. Marra and Ms. Bogue founded and run the NSF-sponsored AWE Project (AWEonline.org), are recipients of WEPANıs Betty Vetter Research Award and have been conducting assessment and evaluation workshops for over 10 years.
    To register:
    http://www.ngcproject.org/events/webcast.cfm


    Regional Collaborative News

    The Science House Girls Collaborative
    Kick-Off Meeting
    Tuesday, September 18, 2007
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    The Friday Institute NCSU, Centennial Campus, Raleigh
    Activities include a thorough introduction to the Collaborative, and opportunities to meet others with an interest in encouraging girls in STEM careers. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jamila Simpson. Jamila holds a Ph.D in science education and has taught at Imhotep Academy, Kyran Anderson Academy, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Teleconference options available.
    http://www.science - house.org/ngcp/kickoff.html

    Northwest Girls Collaborative
    Fall Forum "Building Capacity through Collaboration"
    Saturday, September 29, 2007
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Washington State University, Pullman
    Plan to network with other girl-serving organizations, participate in a hands on STEM activity, learn about opportunities to collaborate, share resources, and engage in thoughtful discussions with others who serve girls.
    To register:
    http://www.erasurvey.org/websurvey/NWGCPN ET.htm

    California Girls Collaborative
    CAL Girls Conference
    Wednesday, October 10, 2007
    9:30 AM-3:00 PM
    UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus

    This event is targeted for organizations with programs that support girls in science, math, engineering and technology (STEM). Representatives from K-12 schools, higher education, professional organizations, business, government and community-based organizations are encouraged to attend. Registration fee is $25, which includes morning coffee, lunch and parking.
    To register:
    http://calgirls.llnl.gov/reg
    More about CAL Girls and upcoming events:
    http://www.ngcproject.org/california


    Upcoming Events

    NGCP OCTOBER WEBCAST: Tools for Collaboration Success: NGCP Mini-Grants
    October 10, 2007, 11:00-12:00 PDT
    Sometimes great ideas and new collaborative projects need a little help getting started. In this interactive webcast you'll learn how to create collaborations using NGCP mini-grant funding. Mini- grants are designed to support collaboration, assessment activities, and projects related to addressing gaps and overlaps in service, and sharing promising practices. Past mini-grant recipients will share inspiring stories and outline strategies for successful partnership and program development. Mini-grant application basics and requirements will be presented. Since 2002, the NGCP has awarded over 100 mini-grants to organizations in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin that support girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs.
    To register:
    http://www.ngcproject.org/events/webcast.cfm

    Assessing Women and Men in Engineering Project (AWE) Offers Workshop at SWE National Convention
    October 26, 2007

    Make Assessment Work for YOU. Take your outreach activity to the next level. Go beyond finding out whether participants had fun. Find out if they learned what you intended. This interactive workshop will cover how to integrate good assessment into planning and follow up in even the leanest of teams, and how to turn assessment data into effective tools for continuous development, fundraising and reports. Participants will develop assessment-based implementation plans as they learn to use the new SWE-AWE ADAPT online database for tracking activities and participants (bring your laptop).
    http://www.swe07.org/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid= 16


    Resources

    Back to School: Five Myths about Girls and Science
    New resources for parents and teachers can help students be successful in math and science
    http://www.nsf.gov/news/news _sum m.jsp?cntn_id=109939

    Quality Time After School In Brief
    Drawing on extensive qualitative and quantitative data collected from five Philadelphia-based Beacon Centers, this study identifies characteristics of after-school activities that are linked to youth engagement and learning across a rich diversity of out-of-school-time activity areas.
    http://www.ppv.org/ppv/youth/youth_publications .asp?section_id=8

    IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) Receives Award
    IGNITE, an innovative program connecting high school girls with professional women in technology careers, was the 2007 winner of the national "Programs and Practices that Work: Preparing Students for Nontraditional Careers" Award. IGNITE founder Cathi Rodgveller, a Seattle Public Schools nontraditional careers specialist, and technology industry leaders including Microsoft Women in IT, Cisco, T- Mobile, University of Washington, and The Boeing Corporation, were recognized for their accomplishments at a congressional and media briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, July 19, 2007.
    http://www.ignite- us.org

    NGCP Program Directory- Register your Program Today!
    The online Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue STEM careers. The purpose of the directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. When you sign up for the Program Directory you will enter your program description, resources available within your organization, program and/or organizational needs and contact information.
    http://www.ngcproject.org/directory/index.cfm


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    American Association of University Women (AAUW) members across the country are serving as Regional Liaisons for the National Girls Collaborative Project. These Regional Liaisons help the people involved in the NGCP to make connections - to one another, to resources on gender equity, and to AAUW.

    AWE is the Assessing Women and Men in Engineering Project, which provides exportable assessment instruments, literature resources, and methodologies for Women in Engineering and similar programs. AWE is developing resources for use by K-12 STEM programs as part of NGCP services.


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    The goal of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to maximize access to shared resources within projects and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls' participation in STEM.

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