Arizona, Louisiana, and California Conduct Successful Kick-Off Events!

Congratulations to the Arizona Science, Technology, and Engineering Collaborative (ASTEC) Project for Girls, Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project (LaSTEM GCP), and the California Girls in STEM (CalGirlS) Collaborative Project for their successful kick-off events. These events provided opportunities for organizations to connect and collaborate with others in their regions doing similar work, as well as to meet new partners. A few highlights: Arizona showcased a demonstration from the Physics Factory and provided an opportunity for participants to tour Biosphere 2. Louisiana featured a hand-on breakout sessions with the Emmy award-winning PBS' Design Squad Nation discussing how to boost girls' interest in engineering using multimedia resources and activities with a panel discussion of Louisiana women leaders in STEM. California's highlights included keynote speaker Judy Lee of IDEO and an inspiring panel of girls talking about what encourages them to pursue STEM.