Oregon Girls Collaborative Project

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Oregon Girls Collaborative Project

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

Our Goals

OGCP works to strengthen capacity, increase continuation of girl-serving STEM programs, and create more champions for gender-equality in STEM education and careers. 

  1. Establish clear network of girl-serving programs across the state while documenting community & program needs.
  2. Establish support system that includes expanding access to shared resources within and across programs, public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM.
  3. Use the leverage of the network of girl-serving STEM programs to increase awareness and promote gender equity in STEM.
  4. Strengthen capacity of existing and evolving projects by establishing and sharing exemplary practice research, program models, outcomes, and products.
  5. Support program design that intentionally attracts, engages and retains girls and fosters their interest and skills in STEM.
  6. Advocate to build more consistent STEM funding opportunities and standards for girl-serving collaborations.

Beth Unverzagt, Collaborative Lead
Oregon Afterschool for Kids
Phone: 503-551-5488
Email: Beth.Unverzagt@oregonask.org
Website: http://www.oregonask.org/
P.O. Box 3
Wilsonville, OR 97070

 

Bethany Thramer 
OGCP Coordinator, OregonASK
Email: Bethany.Thramer@oregonask.org

  • Beth Unverzagt; Collaborative Lead, Director - OregonASK
  • Julia Betts, Classes & Camps Coordinator - Saturday Academy
  • Julia Cannell, Development Director - Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
  • Melissa Dubois, Director - South Metro-Salem STEM Hub
  • Krina Lee, Executive Director - Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
  • Jacqueline Murphy, Executive Director - Airway Science for Kids
  • Elizabeth Nye, Executive Director - Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
  • Jo Oshiro, STEM Education Specialist & Engineer
  • Tong Zhang, Executive Director - Oregon MESA
  • Heidi Sipe, Superintendent - Umatilla School District
  • Sherry Yang, Professor, Computer Systems Engineering Technology - Oregon Institute of Technology

  • Lynn Dierking, Associate Dean for Research, College of Education & Sea Grant Professor in Free-Choice STEM Learning, Science & Mathematics Education College of Science at Oregon State University
  • Julia Betts, Portland Community College STEM Center Director
  • Jennifer Miller, Computer Science Instructor, Clackamas Community College
  • Joyce Zook, Co-President, AAUW
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