Northwest Girls Collaborative Project
NWGCP E-Newsletter
Summer 2007

Welcome! In this newsletter you will receive information about the NWGCP, NGCP as well as information from other resources that may be valuable for STEM-related programs, including funding opportunities, resources, and upcoming events.

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

  • NWGCP Updates

    Fall Forum at Washington State University
    The Northwest Girls Collaborative will hold a Fall Forum, "Building Capacity through Collaboration" at the Washington State University campus in Pullman on September 29, 2007 from 9:00-12:00. Plan to network with other girl-serving organizations, participate in a hands on STEM activity, learn about opportunities to collaborate, share resources, and engage in thoughtful discussions with others who serve girls.
    To register:

    Events and Opportunities

    NGCP WEBCAST: Good Assessment = Success: Developing Assessment Based Outreach Activities
    September 12, 2007, 11:00 AM PDT

    Are our outreach activities successful? Do they meet our basic goals? Good assessment helps highlight what works and what needs improvement, provides good data for funders, and keeps us from repeating the same mistakes. Join Barbara Bogue and Rose Marra, co-founders of the AWE (Assessing Women and Men in Engineering) Project, to learn more about developing assessment based programs, gain access to high quality pre- college survey instruments (that get at more than participant satisfaction), and ask questions. Barbara Bogue is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Women in Engineering and a consultant for the National Girls Collaborative Project. Rose M. Marra is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies and Co- PI of the NGCP. Dr. Marra and Dr. Bogue founded and run the NSF-sponsored AWE Project (, are recipients of WEPAN's Betty Vetter Research Award and have been conducting assessment and evaluation workshops for over 10 years.
    To register:

    Petticoats and Slide Rules: SWE, A History of Women Engineers
    This unique historical exhibit explores the evolving role of women in engineering by celebrating women's technological achievements, personal experiences, and equal rights struggles. It also relates the story of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the first American national engineering society incorporated and dedicated to promoting women in engineering and science. Petticoats and Slide Rules will be on display at The Museum of Flight until November 4, 2007.

    Expanding Your Horizons Conferences
    The State of Washington has several Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conferences each year. These events are designed to nurture girls' interest in science and math courses and to encourage them to consider science and math based career options such as engineering, computer science and physical science. This Fall there are upcoming conferences in Centralia, Yakima, Spokane and Olympia. For more information:


    Zoey's Room
    Zoey's Room started off as an interactive technology club for girls between the ages of 10 - 14 in the state of Maine. They have grown to include more math, science and engineering in their interactive online challenges to girls across the nation.

    NGCP Program Directory
    Enter your girl-serving organization or program into our online Program Directory and make sure to include any needs and resources that you have that would benefit from collaborating with others.

    AAUW logo

    American 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).

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