Wednesday, October 20
3:00-5:00 Registration
6:00-8:00 Conference Opening Reception (PDF)
Sponsored by GSUSA
Thursday, October 21
7:00-8:30 Collaboration Showcase Set Up
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:30 Thursday Plenary
  • Conference Welcome and Overview
  • The Girl Perspective
  • Collaboration 101
  • Featured Speakers
10:30-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-12:00 Concurrent Sessions
  • Gender Equity Introduction
  • National Girls Collaborative Project Basics
  • Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
12:00-12:45 Lunch
  • National Lab Day - Everyday Connections between STEM-Professionals and K-12 Classrooms
  • MEMO to the Educate to Innovate Campaign to Increase the Participation of Girls and Women in STEM from the July 19 Collaboration
1:00-3:30 Professional Development Sessions
  • You Can Make a Difference: Planning Role Model Visits and Field Trips to Inspire Girls in Science, Technology, and Engineering
  • Seven Steps to Getting What You Want – Best Practices in Assessment
  • The SciGirls Seven: Strategies to Engage Girls in STEM
  • An Equity Approach to STEM, Gender and Afterschool
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Break
4:00-5:00 Resources and Special Interests Sessions
  • Public Policy Implications and Resources for Women and Girls in STEM
  • Design Squad, Dot Diva, and Engineer Your Life
  • Encouraging Parent Involvement in Girls’ Science Learning
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Work
  • National Center for Women & IT: Free Resources to Help Enhance Girls’ Interest in Computing
  • National Girls Collaborative Project Teams
  • National Lab Day - Everyday Connections between STEM-Professionals and K-12 Classrooms
  • Society of Women Engineers Resource Session
5:00-6:00 Evening Break
6:00-8:00 Celebrate the G in Engineer
A networking reception to show your support of girls and women (PDF)
Friday, October 22
7:30-8:30 Friday Breakfast Networking
Join Kate Pickle, GSUSA STEM Program Manager, and all Girl Scout Council staff for breakfast conversation at the Reserved Tables in the Capitol Room.
8:30-10:00 Friday Plenary
  • Sharing Strategies - Voices from the Collaboratives
  • No Pressure, No Diamonds! The Challenges, Rewards, and (Most of All) the Fun in Motivating Girls to Pursue Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
10:00-10:30 Morning Break
10:30-11:45 Partnership Sessions
Presenters will describe potential partnership opportunities and available resources for working with girl-serving STEM programs.
  • State Governments: National Governors Association
  • School Counselors: The American School Counselor Association
  • Professional Organizations: AWIS and SWE
  • 4-H
  • Business and Industry: Cisco
  • Higher Education: Collaborations with Colleges and Universities
11:45-12:15 Concurrent Sessions
  • Collaboration Conversations: Program Mash-Up
  • Mini-Grant Planning
  • NGCP Leadership Teams
12:15-1:15 Collaboration Award Lunch
  • Outstanding Collaboration: Individual
  • Outstanding Collaboration: Organization
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:30 Wrap up for Noyce Grantees
Noyce Grantees gathered to debrief the Collaboration Conference together and discuss next steps, including forming new collaborations, applying for a mini-grant, and post-conference data collection.
1:30-2:30 Festival Participation Session
Orientation session for volunteers and participants in the NGCP Booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival occurring on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24.
2:30-3:00 End of Conference Activities
3:00-4:00 Festival Preparation for NGCP Booth Participants
Organization and packaging of supplies and materials to be transported to the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
4:00-6:00 Evening Break
6:00-8:00 Optional Evening Events for NGCP Festival Participants