NGCP Program Directory- Register your Program
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.
NGCP Webcast- April 25, 11AM-12PM
The Webcast will
include an overview of the project and an update from
each of our new regional collaboratives. Learn how
the NGCP can connect you to other girl-serving
organizations in your area and across the country,
both in person and though innovative online methods.
We encourage anyone working with girls in STEM or
interested in this
issue to participate.
NGCP Webcasts are presented by the Education
Center (EDC), to provide project updates and
resources relating to informal learning and evaluation
Two weeks before the webcast, all registrants will
webcast URL, a toll-free call-in number, and a
technical systems check link.
To register for the webcast,
please RSVP to Bethany Carlson, BCarlson@edc.org
New NGCP Video
The Mid-West Rural Urban Collaborative (MRU)
is holding a Celebration Event on May 5, 2007 at
Missouri State University. The purpose of the event is
to bring together the people and organizations that
have collaborated on MRU projects over the last two
years, celebrating accomplishments. Regional
Individuals and organizations interested in STEM are
The SouthCentral Girls Collaborative (SCGCP)
is holding an Annual Conference on May 30, 2007
at the University of Texas at Austin. Come celebrate
the accomplishments of the girls and organizations
who have taken part in the SCGCP over the last two
years. Regional individuals and organizations
interested in STEM are welcome!
|Regional Collaborative Updates
The California Girls Collaborative Project (California
Girls) is a managed in partnership between the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the
Edward Teller Educational Center (ETEC). ETEC is a
University of California Davis School of Education
collaborative established to provide K-14 teacher
professional development around science and
technology. The Teacher Research Academy (TRA)
offers K-14 teachers a unique professional
development experience that allows them to progress
from novice to mastery in variety scientific disciplines.
Teachers who complete the TRA will be able to guide
their students to conduct research investigations
within the areas of biotechnology, biophotonics,
fusion-astrophysics, energy technologies, the
environmental sciences, and bioinformatics. The
2007 Summer Schedule is available.
Florida: Girls Get IT!
Florida’s new Governor, Charlie Crist, visited
Innovation Park’s National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory to announce a new state center dedicated
improving K-12 science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM) education in Florida. Florida State
University was selected from a prestigious group of
universities to house the new research center.
We are proud to announce that Girls Get IT! will
collaborate with the new Center in finding new and
exciting ways to engage both girls and diverse
populations in the STEM fields.
Mid-Atlantic: UMBC Center for Women and
On May 5, 2007, UMBC’s Center for Women and
Information Technology is hosting its 5th annual
Computer Mania Day. At the event, attendees will
meet Jennifer Webb, a digitally animated middle
school guest speaker, who will interact with the
audience in real time. Registration information, flyers
and posters are available.
North Carolina: The Science House
The Science House annually reaches over 3,000
teachers and over 20,000 students from six offices
spread across the state. Its mission is to increase
student enthusiasm for science by partnering with K-
12 teachers to promote hands-on inquiry-based
science learning. The Science House is offering a
variety of exciting summer programs for middle and
high school students.
The Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (NWGCP)
held a forum on February 2, 2007 at the Microsoft
Conference Center in Redmond, WA. Workshops
were presented by PBS DragonFly SciGirls,
TechBridge, Assessing Women in Engineering, ITEST
Learning Resource Center and The Ophelia Project.
Attendees had the chance to network, share
resources and learn about the future expansion of the
project in the Pacific Northwest. The NWGCP is
housed at the Puget Sound Center for Teaching,
Learning and Technology in Bothell, WA.
Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity
Save-the-Date -- July 9-10, 2007, Seattle, WA
The University of Washington has received a grant
from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE
program to offer a series of
national leadership workshops for science,
engineering, and mathematics department chairs and
emerging faculty leaders; focused on providing skills
and resources to address issues
related to departmental and university culture.
WEPAN 2007 National Conference
The Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates
Network (WEPAN) invites you to participate in the
National Conference, June 10 through June 13, 2007
at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake
Buena Vista, Florida.
The purpose of the newly-funded AccessComputing
Alliance is to
increase the participation of people with disabilities in
computing careers. The Alliance works with projects
that serve to increase the
representation of women and racial/ethnic minorities
in computing fields. Communication will occur
primarily on a discussion list.
Computer Science Teacher Association
Computing brochure for middle school
This brochure helps
students make connections between the technologies
they use every day and the courses and the career
opportunities available to them.
Computing Careers Poster: This engaging
poster invites students (especially young women) to
consider a career in the computing disciplines and
makes connections between popular professions and
National Computer Camp Scholarship
For the June/July 2007 enrollment,
WomenGamers.Com and National Computer Camp
(NCC) are offering scholarships
to two female students ages 8-18 for one week.
These will be the first scholarships ever given to girls
wishing to attend this summer experience.
Scholarship applicants need to submit an essay in
response to the following question:
"What will video games of the future be like and if you
were in charge of designing a game, what would it be
like?" The 500 - 600 word essay must be
submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than April 27, 2007. Along with the essay,
include your name, address, telephone, e-mail
address, and age. To get more information about
For more information on the
Race/Gender Media Research
"Now You See ‘Em, Now You Don’t" analyzes race and
gender in 1,034 children's television shows and how
frequently characters occupy narrowly prescribed
roles. The research shows that live-action children's
television programs have gone far in reducing gender
and racial imbalance while they remain stubbornly
entrenched in G-rated films and animated TV shows.
The data also revealed that three quarters of all
individual speaking characters on children's television
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.
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.
Find out more....