Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project brings together organizations and programs that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to build a strong, diverse workforce in Kentucky. The University of Kentucky is the lead institution in this Collaborative.

Too often programs that serve girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise, and equipment. In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources. The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project provides the opportunity for programs to increase their ability to maintain interest and participation of girls in STEM within Kentucky through collaboration.  

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project is based upon a model developed by the National Girls Collaborative Project, and replicated through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Project activities are designed to facilitate connections between organizations to maximize access to shared resources. Collaboration, as an interactive process, enables professionals across projects and communities to generate and carry out creative solutions and strategies that maximize benefit beyond what one project or community could accomplish. The model is structured to bring organizations together to leverage resources, share information and exemplary practices, and to plan strategically to expand STEM-related opportunities for girls.  

Collaborative activities are facilitated with the support of a Collaborative Leadership Team and Champions Board

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The 2015 Annual KY Girls STEM Collaborative Conference & Girls STEM Day were held on June 12, 2015, at the Good Barn at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, KY.  

Listen to our interview with Renee Shaw, Kentucky Educational Television (KET) on the 2013 Conference and our success with the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative.