Northwest Girls Collaborative Project
NWGCP E-Newsletter
January 2008

Welcome! In this newsletter you will receive information about the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project as well as other resources that may be valuable for STEM-related programs.

in this issue
  • NWGCP Updates
  • Events and Opportunities
  • Resources

  • NWGCP Updates

    SAVE THE DATE: Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Spring Forum: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
    at the Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington.
    Mark your calendar for the next NWGCP event. Speakers and workshops providing many opportunities for individuals in the region to meet or reconnect, learn about each other's work, and develop ways to work together to better serve girls and young women in STEM in the northwest. More details in February. The event will occur from 9:00 AM to noon.

    Events and Opportunities

    17th Annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Conference Imagine, Invent, Innovate
    February 2, 2008
    UW Seattle Campus
    The WISE Conference is designed to appeal to high school, community college, and undergraduate and graduate university students. The conference arena focuses on empowering our girls and ladies in engineering, science, and technology fields to discover new opportunities, identify personal strengths, and to increase overall their confidence to embark on new academic and professional ventures. The annual conference is well-attended by high school, college students, professionals, and educators from around the region.
    To register:

    Discounted Technology Training Available for Education Nonprofit Organizations
    The Verizon Foundation has provided funding to NPower Seattle to provide scholarships for training to nonprofits in the Puget Sound area. NPower's mission is to help Puget Sound nonprofits use technology to better serve their communities. Thanks to this funding we can offer greatly discounted private trainings to organizations that serve the Education and Literacy communities. Trainings will be offered through March 2008 for only $10 per person for a half day class or $20 for a full day class.

    NPower Seattle will offer the following trainings for organizations that service the Education/Literacy & the Domestic Violence communities:

    February 15- InDesign Foundations
    February 26- Excel Data Analysis & Reporting

    To register for a training:

    NGCP February Webcast
    Reaching Out to Underserved Populations in STEM
    Wednesday, February 13, 2008
    11:00-12:00 PST
    You've spent weeks planning and developing a program to encourage girls or other underserved populations in STEM. You carefully connected with groups who may serve those populations. Still, when the registration comes in, you notice very few participants are from those targeted groups. In this session, learn from experts in the field what research and practice tell us about developing and marketing STEM programs for underserved populations in STEM. To register:

    Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference Volunteers Needed
    Expanding Your Horizons are half-day conferences where about 450 girls in 5th-8th grades participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops led by local women professionals. There are a number of EYH conferences around the Puget Sound area, and many occur in March.
    Volunteers are needed to help with check-in, setting up facilities, as assistants to workshop presenters, serving lunch, directing girls to their workshops, and more. The average volunteer day runs from 7:30AM until 2:00PM, with some volunteers arriving earlier or only working for part of the conference.

    To volunteer at the Seattle conference on March 15, e-mail or phone 206.296.2117.
    For information about other sites, please visit:

    Women in Trades Career Fair- Save The Date
    A trades-related career fair serving thousands of girls and women.
    School Girls Days: May 1-2, 2008
    Public Day: May 3, 2008


    NGCP Program Directory- Register your Program Today!
    The online Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue STEM careers. The purpose of the directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. When you sign up for the Program Directory you will enter your program description, resources available within your organization, program and/or organizational needs and contact information.

    Free DVDs for Programs Working with Girls
    NWGCP has received a supply of a sampler with excerpts from Bold Visions: Women in Science & Technology, glimpses into the lives of extraordinary women working in the fields of science and technology. The full documentary will be broadcast on public television during Engineers Week, February 17-23. More info about the program at If you would like a free DVD (sampler) sent to you, please e-mail Molly Finson,

    AAUW logo

    Americ an Association of University Women (AAUW) members across the country are serving as Regional Liaisons for the National Girls Collaborative Project. These Regional Liaisons help the people involved in the NGCP to make connections - to one another, to resources on gender equity, and to AAUW.

    National Science Foundation

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

    Find out more....

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