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.
Save the Date!
NWGCP Fall Forum in Eastern
"Building Capacity through
WSU Campus, Pullman WA September 29,
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.
NWGCP 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. 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!
NATIONAL GIRLS COLLABORATIVE
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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....