Welcome! In this newsletter you will
receive information about the Pacific
Northwest Girls Collaborative Project as well
resources that may be valuable for STEM-related
programs. We've changed our name from the
Girls Collaborative Project to the Pacific
Collaborative Project to recognize our
outreach to Alaska,
Idaho, Hawaii, and Montana. We will continue
Oregon and Washington.
New Mini-Grants Awarded to Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative
proud to announce the latest mini-grant
Please check out the projects to learn more
great work happening at these organizations.
grant awardees will provide outcome
presentations at the next PNWGCP event.
Epic Science for Champions
Collaborating Organizations: Kauai
Association of University Women, and Hawaii State Science
Girls Served: Grade 6-8
Epic Science for Champions is our student club
designed with the goal of providing a time
for students interested in creating projects
statewide science competitions.
Last year we had 30 students at two
locations (Waimea Canyon MS and Kauai Com.
College) join the clubs and 18 compete in
ACE the Summer 2009
Collaborating Organizations: ACE
Oregon Building Congress
Girls Served: Grades 6-12
Oregon Building Congress (OBC), in collaboration
with community partners, will develop and
a summer academy focused on the fields of
architecture, construction and engineering.
week program will target 30 female and minority
students to learn about the construction
as they are taught at the Academy for
Construction and Engineering (ACE Academy) -
through hands-on, project-based learning with
emphasis on math.
Girls and Latinos in Robotics
Collaborating Organizations: Oregon University
Industry Affairs, Hillsboro
District, and Hillsboro/Forest Grove
University's Center for Women and Gender
Girls Served: Grades 9-12
Girls and Latinos in Robotics target
populations of girls to
Robotics Engineering Teams and attend
competitions. The program will assist
team development and problem-solving in a team
environment, as well as provide an informal
environment that attracts students to STEM.
will also work with mentors to promote girls'
Involving Girls in Exhibit Development:
Collaborating Organizations: Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry and Girls
Girls Served: Grades K-8
OMSI worked with Girls Inc. to create a
for girls (ages 9-13) to visit the Oregon
Science and Industry and participate in the
development of an exhibit proposal for the
Science Foundation (NSF). A major focus of the
exhibit proposal is to engage girls in
The event will allowed girls to
influence the project while learning more about
engineering and the exhibit development
It's All About Science
Collaborating Organizations: WSU
Southern Oregon University Pre-College
Programs and AAUW -
Girls Served: Grades 6-8
AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science,
Engineering, and Mathematics) Southern Oregon
University's symposium for Young Women
100 southern Oregon middle school girls to
professional women role models in science, math,
engineering, and technology. On a Saturday in
2010, participants will take
part in hands-on workshops, attend a luncheon
watch a dynamic scientific presentation.
Making Equity in Computer Science Work in
Collaborating Organizations: McNary High
Education Foundation, and Portland Public
Girls Served: Grades K-8
Share research-based best practices in programs
and evaluation from NCWIT Broader
Computing conference, NGCP/NWREL/IES "What
Research Tells Us About Encouraging Girls in
and Science Workshop", classroom and Out-of-
School-Time (OST) experience from Oregon high
school and university practitioners, and
Education Foundation mini-grant recipients.
further action leveraging these practices in
classrooms and informal learning activities
Dayton TechREACH STEM Clubs
Puget Sound Center for
Teaching, Learning and Technology and AAUW-
Girls Served: Grades 6-8
The project will increase middle-school
participation in Dayton 21st Century
Program and increase under-represented students'
interest, confidence and achievement in S.T.E.M.
subjects and careers.
Rock It: Science
Collaborating Organizations: Pacific Science
Girls Served: Grades K-12
The project will teach Girls Rock! Seattle
and established curriculum that covers the
sound, electricity and magnetism and
The girls will apply the content
knowledge gained through this program to
understand the key physical and engineering
concepts behind how their instruments work,
use this experience first-hand as they create
experiment with new sounds.
|Events and Opportunities
Computer Science Education Week is Here!
CSEdWeek was recently designated by the U.S.
House of Representatives as the week of
6-12, 2009 in order to recognize the
role of computing and the necessity for rigorous
computer science education at all levels. The
CSEdWeek website is a hub for computer science
education resources and social networking.
the word about CSEdWeek and visit the
website for ideas on how to celebrate
CSEdWeek in your area to promote computer
Free Youth Days at The Museum of
The Museum of Flight is offering free
and under from Dec. 1 - 20, through a grant
Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation.
As part of the support, an exhibit will
public to the remarkable story of long-time
resident, Norman Archibald, who was a valued
Air Service Pilot during WWI.
WiSE: A Catalyst for Infinite Change
The WiSE conference is extending a call for
speaker presentation/workshop sessions. The
deadline for proposals is December 30,
WiSE conference is designed for pre-college
school), community college, and undergraduate
graduate university students. The conference
to empower women who have an interest in
engineering, science, and technology fields
discover new opportunities, identify personal
strengths, and increase their confidence to
new academic and professional ventures.
are provided an opportunity to engage with both
industry and academia professionals. For more
information on how to apply, please email
Jordan at email@example.com.
Name Change for the Puget Sound Center for
Teaching, Learning and Technology
The home of the National Girls Collaborative Project is
changing its name to more accurately represent the
global nature of our programs and fulfill our mission.
We are now EdLab Group
and will be expanding our current innovative projects
and services as we increase our work in science and
engineering and develop programs that address
digital inclusion needs.
Celebrate the Holidays With Science!
eGFI was created by the American Society for
Engineering Education (ASEE) to be a resource
for students, K-12 teachers, informal
educators, parents and guardians, and anyone
else with an interest in engineering. You
can find a variety of engineering activities
for all age ranges, including some holiday
themed projects such as Gingerbread
GETREAL with Engineering and Computer
GetReal is a
collaborative effort between Oregon teachers,
Oregon Industry, and the Oregon University
System to provide up-to-date engineering and
computer science career information that
targets high school students. The site
offers career information, profiles of real
women and men, as well
as advice for pursuing engineering and
computer science in college.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Promotes Fun and
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, located in
Monterey, California, is home to thousands of
marine species and is a leader in oceanic
conservation efforts and public outreach.
Their Fun and Learning webpage has a variety
of educational tools and resources for
students to learn about marine
science and conservation. The site also
provides information on science careers
important to aquariums, which range from
research biologist to graphic designer.
Expanding Your Horizons
Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics
conferences (EYH) nurture girls' interest in
science and math courses to encourage them to
consider careers in science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM). EYH conference
information for Washington state can be found
Information for conferences in other
states can be found at http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org/about/lo
NGCP Program Directory - Register your
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.
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 Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project
(PNWGCP) brings together organizations in
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska,
and Hawaii that are
committed to informing and motivating girls
to pursue careers in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Find out more....