Northwest Girls Collaborative Project
NWGCP E-Newsletter
May 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
  • In the News
  • Events and Opportunities
  • Resources

  • NWGCP Updates
    Science Girls

    Save the Date!
    NWGCP Fall Forum in Eastern Washington

    "Building Capacity through Collaboration"
    WSU Campus, Pullman WA September 29, 9:00-12:00
    Please mark your calendars to join us for this opportunity to network with other girl-serving organizations in your area, participate in a "hands on" STEM activity, learn about opportunities to collaborate, share resources and engage in thoughtful discussions with others who serve girls.

    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. Take a few moments to search in the directory for other organizations who would be a good collaborative match. Remember, organizations and/or individuals who collaborate on STEM related projects will be eligible to apply for the soon-to-be-available mini-grants! Sign up Today!


    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - for New NGCP Regional Collaboratives. The NGCP is continuing to expand it's reach across the United States and Puerto Rico and is accepting proposals from organizations that are interested in hosting collaborative activities. The ideal lead organization will be engaged in work relating to girls in STEM and can fit the collaborative activities into existing job roles and organizational events. For more information about becoming a collaborative site, contact Karen Peterson,

    WEBCAST - Save the Date!
    September 12, 2007. This informative webcast will be hosted by the NGCP and the Educational Development Center (EDC).

    In the News

    IGNITE Wins National Award: "Programs and Practices That Work: Preparing Students for Nontraditional Careers" Award which recognizes local and/or state educational programs that improve students' access to, and completion of, nontraditional (for their gender) career and technical education programs. Congratulations!

    Events and Opportunities

    OSU Summer Middle School Science Camp: August 5-17, Corvallis, OR. Forty-eight exceptional future scientists will be selected to attend this two-week residential camp. Students selected receive full scholarships. Application deadline is May 25.

    SOAR Grant Funds Available For educators and non-profit organizations who involve youth in meaningful roles may apply for grants which enable community partnerships and regional activities/strategies that build necessary groundwork and infrastructure to further implementation of the King County Action Agenda for School-Age Children and Youth. Grants are in the range of $5,000 - $15,000. Applications are due June 25.

    Be the Difference! Join us for this FREE community event which will take a fresh perspective on supporting families and children working to overcome barriers resulting from a lack of resources and services. Presented by Dr. Donna Beegle, May 31, 6:30 - 8:30PM, Franklin High School Auditorium, 3013 S. Mount Baker Boulevard, Seattle. Please RSVP.

    Keeping Girls Engaged in Science Hosted by Seattle AWIS, presenting at this event is Marja Brandon, Head of Seattle Girls' school and Mary Margaret Callahan, Science Teacher. Wednesday, May 16th 6:30-9:00 PM UW South Lake Union Building, First Floor Auditorium, 815 Mercer St. Seattle, WA.

    Middle School Girls Camp: July 9-13, 9:00-4:00 at Portland State University. This camp is hosted by Advocates for Women in Science Engineering and Mathematics (AWSEM) and features hands-on activities, a design competition, and an array of site visits selected from our network of professionals in the Portland metro area. Visit women scientists and engineers in their labs and offices. Meet other girls interested in science, engineering and math and mentors who have established successful careers in these fields.

    Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW) Portland is "open for business"! Their goal is to have a great impact on women of all ages. Find out more about how getting involved at the ground level through the many leadership teams and volunteer positions.

    Dragonfly Science Camp for Girls: Grades 4-6 hosted by AWSEM, August 6-10, 9:00- 4:00 at Portland State University. Share in the excitement of scientific discovery as you conduct investigations in chemistry, the human body, astronomy, engineering, earth science, biology and technology. Activities take place in the classroom, outdoors and on field trips.


    In Their Shoes, Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers - A new book by Deborah Reber is packed with informative and inspirational advice from women at every stage of their careers. A must-have reference for every aspiring working girl!

    My Summer Camps is a comprehensive, easy to use summer camps online directory for kids, teens and youth. It is a complete source for finding summer camps and summer camp jobs in the US, Canada and world-wide. Search by state, camp types, activity and gender.

    The Secret Science Behind Movie Stunts and Special Effects: Steve Wolf, from Science in the Movies has written a new book. It explains the physical science used to create movie stunts and special effects and includes pictures from movie stunts and illustrations of science concepts.

    She's got IT! Women Inventors and their Inspirations - Curious about women inventors? Designed for the use in classroom or at home this video features women and girls who share a common creative spirit and have won invention prizes and awards. Many have appeared in the Lemelson Center's "Innovative Lives" series for middle school student. The Lemelson Center also provides other free resources such as multimedia, publications, experiments and including online educational features.

    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).

    Find out more....

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