The National Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).   The goal of the project is to encourage organizations from K-12 education, higher education, government, professional organizations, business, and community-based organizations to collaborate with other girl-serving organizations to increase their capacity for continuation and broader impact.   Organizations in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Missouri, Washington, and Wisconsin are participating in the project. 

NORTHWEST GIRLS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT  - GENDER CHIP SHOWING AND NEXT STEPS
We are pleased to announce an opportunity to participate in planning next steps for the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project as well as to attend a screening of the Gender Chip Project (http://www.genderchip.org).  We will be viewing the film and then advising Gender Chip personnel about ways in which this film can be used to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This is a free event sponsored by the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project.

The meeting will be held Tuesday,  February 21  from  10:00-2:00 (lunch provided) at the Northwest Regional Laboratory, located in Portland, Oregon.   The agenda will be: 

Questions and RSVP to  Karen Peterson,  kpeterson@pugetsoundcenter.org  or 425-368-1028. 
 
COLLABORATION FORUM IN DENTON, TEXAS
Here's a special invitation to attend the second meeting of the SouthCentral Girls Collaborative, a group dedicated to supporting girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. The topic for this Forum will be Collaboration. This will be a great opportunity to network with Collaborative members!   The facilitators from the Center for Collaborative Organizations (http://www.workteams.unt.edu/) promise an highly interactive, informative, and productive experience. The Center will provide a program in critical skills that will assist your organization in collaborative efforts, whether within your organization or with others. The presenters have years of experience in organization development and change management. This promises to be an interesting session on why and how to collaborate with other organizations.   We have scheduled the Forum for Friday, February 24 from 9:00 AM - noon with a continental breakfast available at 8:30 AM. The Collaboration Forum will be held in Room 418 at University of North Texas Union, Denton TX. A map to the UNT Union can be found on http://www.unt.edu/pais/map/custommap.htm?bd=2. If you park in the parking garage in front of the Union, we will validate your parking. This Forum is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and there is no charge to attend.  Questions and RSVP to Martha Peet, peet@coe.unt.edu or 940-565-2963. 
 
LISTSERV 
You are now subscribed to the National Girls Collaborative Project listserv.  A  regular newsletter will begin distribution monthly in March 2006. Members of this listserv are National collaborative regional representatives, regional and national Champions Board members, and folks from around the United States who are interested in our work.   Our standard format will include announcements of collaborative activities nationwide as well as resources and research.  Feel free to send me information to include and feel free to forward broadly.   

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the National Girls Collaborative Project (http://www.pugetsoundcenter.org/ngcp/). 

 

Karen Peterson, Principal Investigator
National Girls Collaborative Project
Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology
21540 30th Drive SE, Suite 310
Bothell, WA 98021
Voice:  425.368.1028
Fax:    425.368.1023
Email: kpeterson@pugetsoundcenter.org
Web:
www.pugetsoundcenter.org