Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Oregon Child Development Coalition
9140 SW Pioneer Ct
Wilsonville, OR 97070
United States

The Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Kick-Off Conference will be our official launch, with a cross-section of girl-serving organizations, professional organizations, higher education, K-12 teachers, and after-school programs in the same room as we share exemplary practices of girl-serving STEM opportunities and the benefits of collaboration. serving programs across the state. 

The day will include an introduction of the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project, what resources we will be providing and how to get connected to help make a bigger impact in Oregon. We will have a panel of young women and girl-serving programs share about commone challenges faced and opportunities for making a positive impact in the lives of girls.

Our keynote will be Dr Lynn Deirking from Oregon State University, Professor of Free-Choice STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Learning, College of Science, and Associate Dean for Research, College of Education. She is internationally recognized for her research on lifelong learning, particularly free-choice, out-of-school time learning (in after-school, home-, and community-based contexts), with diverse youth and families. One of her recently completed projects include an NSF-funded study: Cascading Influences, long-term impacts of girls-only informal STEM programs. She is also co-investigator on the Noyce-funded SYNERGIES project, studying youths’ STEM, creativity and invention interest trajectories in an under-resourced community in Portland and a connected effort, the Lemelson-funded Advancing STEM, Creativity, and Invention Learning through SYNERGIES project. We look forward to hearing more about her first-hand experience engaging young women in STEM.

Check out more information about our BREAKOUT SESSIONS and see our full AGENDA for the day by clicking the links provided.

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