Northwest Girls Collaborative Project
NWGCP E-Newsletter
June 2007

Welcome! In this newsletter you will receive information about the NWGCP, NGCP as well as information from other resources that may be valuable for STEM-related programs, including funding opportunities, resources, and upcoming events.

in this issue
  • NWGCP Updates
  • Events and Opportunities
  • Resources

  • NWGCP Updates
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    Save the Date!
    NWGCP Fall Forum in Eastern Washington

    Building Capacity through Collaboration
    WSU Campus, Pullman WA September 29, 9:00-12:00
    Please mark your calendars to join us for this opportunity to network with other girl-serving organizations in your area, participate in a "hands on" STEM activity, learn about opportunities to collaborate, share resources and engage in thoughtful discussions with others who serve girls.

    NWGCP Program Directory
    Enter your girl-serving organization or program into our online Program Directory and make sure to include any needs and resources that you have that would benefit from collaborating with others. Take a few moments to search in the directory for other organizations who would be a good collaborative match. Remember, organizations and/or individuals who collaborate on STEM related projects will be eligible to apply for the soon-to-be-available mini-grants! Sign up Today!
    www.pugetsoundcenter.org/ngcp/directory

    NATIONAL GIRLS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

    Request for Proposals for New NGCP Regional Collaboratives The NGCP is continuing to expand it's reach across the United States and Puerto Rico and is accepting proposals from organizations that are interested in hosting collaborative activities. The ideal lead organization will be engaged in work relating to girls in STEM and can fit the collaborative activities into existing job roles and organizational events. For more information about becoming a collaborative site, contact Karen Peterson, kpeterson@psctlt.org. www.pugetsoundcenter.org/ngcp

    Webcast Survey
    Beginning in Fall 2007, the NGCP will offer webcasts which focus on issues related to girls and informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. In order to help us design the webcasts to match your areas of interest and expertise, we ask you to please fill out a short survey. You can find the survey here:
    NGCP Webcast Survey

    If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Bethany Carlson, BCarlson@edc.org.

    Webcast - Save the Date!
    September 12, 2007. This informative webcast will be hosted by the NGCP and the Educational Development Center (EDC).


    Events and Opportunities

    Using Collaboration to Promote Math, Science and Technology Interest for Girls
    Presented by Carolyn Hayek, AAUW Liaison for NWGCP at the Putting the Pieces Together SOAR Conference, June 6, Tukwila Community Center.
    www.registerforpieces.org

    Getting Girls Involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
    Representatives from PSCTLT's girl-serving organizations TechREACH, EYH, and the NWGCP will discuss the importance of gender equity in STEM fields and provide information on strategies for involving girls in STEM. WA-ACTE conference, August 12-15, Yakima, WA. Conference registration:
    www.wa-acte.org/summer

    Young Women's Science Camps
    Washington State University's Riverpoint Campus, Spokane, WA, 6-8 grade, June 25-29. Contact Dr. Sylvia Oliver 509.358.7635 or olivers@wsu.edu
    www.spokanecitylab.wsu.edu

    LEGO Mindstorm NXT Ocean Odessey
    Oregon City Robotics, Summer Camp: July 16 - 20 Oregon City, OR, Girls ONLY! Contact Roger Collier, 503.785.8520.

    Robotic Day Camps
    Offered various weeks this July in Vancouver WA, Gresham OR, Portland OR. Participants are part of all-girl teams and learn about the basic principles of engineering and computer programming. They cooperate to design, build and program a robot.
    www.girlscoutscrc.org

    Robotics Art Camp
    Portland OR, August 6-10. Learn the basics of line drawings, landscapes and abstract art, then, build and program a robot to create your own high-tech masterpiece!
    www.girlscoutscrc.org

    Dragonfly Science Camp for Girls
    Grades 4-6 hosted by AWSEM, August 6-10, 9:00- 4:00, Portland State University. Share in the excitement of scientific discovery as you conduct investigations in chemistry, the human body, astronomy, engineering, earth science, biology and technology. Activities take place in the classroom, outdoors and on field trips.
    www.saturdayacademy.org

    Cougar Quest Academic Summer Camps
    Washington State University Pullman campus, Grades 7-12. Taught by WSU professors, workshops offered include Lego Mindstorm Robots, Batty about Bats, Culinary Arts, Alien Quest and many more. Through interactive activities and the use of top of the line technology and techniques, students get to experience an amazing summer of learning. Here, learning is a combination of fun and exploration.
    www.cougarquest.wsu.edu

    Inventing A New Way To Learn!
    Camp Invention at Washington State University week-long summer day experience for children grades 1-6, July 9-13. Participants will attend five age-appropriate modules each day, such as, I Can Invent, Problem Solving on Planet ZAK, Imagination Point Ride Physics, Spills & Chills, and the AMAZing Games module.
    www.campinvention.org


    Resources

    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Girl Scouts!
    Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They're natural scientists! Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities that are relevant to everyday life. Whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, becoming math whizzes, or learning about careers in STEM fields, girls are moving forward into the future. Learn more:
    www.girlscouts.org


    AAUW logo

    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.


    National Science Foundation

    The Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (NWGCP) brings together organizations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    Find out more....

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