July 2017
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New National Champions Board Members

National Champions Board members are selected to give a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts. New members include:
NGCP Webinar Google-Gallup CS Education Data: Further Explorations of Underserved Communities
August 15, 2017; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific (2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern)
Google Logo To understand the landscape of computer science (CS) education, Google and Gallup have surveyed 16,000 students, parents, teachers, principals, and superintendents across the U.S. each year for two years. In this webinar, they will share further insights into underserved communities, including new data on those in rural REGISTER areas and small towns, as well as insights on girls, Black students, and Hispanic students. With this data, they hope educators and advocates can realize the unique circumstances of these groups and better serve their needs for equitable CS education.  

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SciGirls STEM training hosted by Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL; August 12, 2017
Based on the Emmy-award winning PBS KIDS television series SciGirls, educators who work with middle and high school girls are invited to participate in this hands-on, minds-on professional development training. Attendees will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM, experience hands-on STEM activities, leave with curriculum that puts a creative twist on teaching STEM, learn how to modify activities to engage kids in STEM using the SciGirls Seven and discover additional online resources that enhance teaching and learning experiences for all kids. Register.

PA STEM Girls Collaborative Project CryptoClub Training
Monroeville, PA; August 14, 2017
Teachers and afterschool providers are invited to take part in this training. The CryptoClub Project consists of classroom and web-based materials, which teach cryptography and related mathematics to students in grades 5-12 in both formal and informal settings. The CryptoClub curriculum was developed with National Science Foundation support and has been nationally field-tested. Register.

CryptoClub Leader Training (One or Two Day Training)
Bothell, WA; August 22-23, 2017
The CryptoClub Project develops classroom and web-based materials to teach cryptography and related mathematics to middle-grade students in informal settings. It was developed with National Science Foundation support and has been nationally field-tested. Club Leaders will receive training for the curriculum, materials for implementing, and access to online resources as well as an active community of practice. Formal and informal educators, choose between the one day (less content) or two day training.
Register for one day training.
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The FabFems Spotlight highlights women from the FabFems Role Model Directory. FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire a future generation of FabFems. Search the Role Model Directory to find FabFems in your area. We benefit from role models at all stages of our lives.

Monica Feliu-Mojer
Monica Feliu-Mojer
Meet Monica Feliu-Mojer. Monica grew up in rural Puerto Rico and earned a degree in Human Biology. She says two words from a professor changed her life. "Try research." After one month into a summer research experience, it had become evident that she had found her career. That first research experience not only helped her discover her passion for science, particularly neuroscience, but it introduced her to the importance of mentors. Monica says, "The mentorship relationships I forged as an undergraduate are still extremely valuable to me, as they supported me through the next steps of my scientific career."

To learn more about Monica visit her FabFems profile.

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Upcoming STEM EventsEvents
National Marine Educators Association Conference
Charleston, SC; June 25-29, 2017
Attendees will have the opportunity to make professional connections, share innovative ideas, and learn about new resources, tools and technologies for use in classrooms, laboratories, and education programs. Register.
2017 CSTA Annual Conference Logo Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Conference
Baltimore, MD; July 8-11, 2017
CSTA 2017 is a professional development opportunity for computer science teachers and others who wish to include computing in their teaching. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, network, and build community while exploring issues and trends relating directly to the classroom. Register.

Esri Education GIS Conference     
San Diego, CA; July 8-11, 2017
Attendees will explore how geographic information system (GIS) technology fosters critical thinking skills and improves decision making. Participants will receive hands-on training, learn best practices, and receive updates on all things GIS for both inside the classroom and policy making. Register.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum and Expo
Kissimmee, FL; July 12-14, 2017
The NSTA STEM Forum and Expo brings together informal and formal educators and exhibiting companies interested in, and/or who have tools and resources to share to ensure successful implementation of STEM education in schools and communities. Register.

Girl Up Leadership Summit
Washington DC; July 16-19, 2017  
Through mentorship by Girl Up experts, Teen Advisors, celebrity champions, and corporate executives, Participants will gain core leadership skills, training in community-building and advocacy, and experience interacting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Summit strives to empower, educate, and embolden the potential of every girl there. Register.

Serious Play Conference
Manassas, VA; July 18-2 SeriousPlay logo 0, 2017
This leadership conference is for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are experienced developers and designers, top academic researchers, and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums, and other emerging areas. Register.

2017 Astra STEAM Summit
San Jose, CA; August 17-18, 2017
For girls (grades 6-12) interested in STEAM subjects and entrepreneurship. This event marries mentoring by STEAM industry women and pitching ideas to a panel of experts to give girls additional self-confidence and the practical business experience of working in teams. Apply.
The Connectory Spotlight highlights programs and opportunities in The Connectory. The Connectory is a free online collaboration tool for STEM program providers to find partners based on interests as well as a platform to showcase STEM opportunities to families.
Each year on July 15, World Youth Skills Day raises awareness about the importance of youth developing skills. The core belief is that everyone should have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents. Through skills individuals, communities, and countries can create a more prosperous future. This month we're turning The Connectory Spotlight on the Spectrum of Science Foundation, a provider offering a wide-range of STEM skills-building opportunities in July.

Spectrum of Science Foundation LogoCollege for Kids: Space 101  To infinity and beyond! Students will engineer a light saber, participate in a "race in space," visualize a worm hole, and investigate coronal mass ejections and how these vast explosions affect Earthlings.

College for Kids Physics 202  Student get to bend the rules and create with curves. They'll join in this mish-mash of destruct and reconstruct, where they'll use their imagination to create a personal design and project.  

College for Kids: Chemistry 103  Students will learn techniques to make paper age quickly, test a variety of inks while they stamp along, make a technique tab ring for future reference, and decoupage on wood rounds.

Join The Connectory to collaborate with STEM programs and promote your upcoming STEM opportunities to families. Opportunities are visible publicly to families. Programs are visible to other STEM providers. And thanks to our partnership with VolunteerMatch, you can link your accounts and recruit volunteers to grow your non-profit STEM program, taking advantage of our new Volunteer Listings page.

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STEM ResourcesResources
Afterschool Alliance: Starting an Afterschool Program
The Afterschool Alliance has collected a set of resources and tools for anyone starting a quality afterschool program. Resources include program start-up guides, funding and sustainability tools, research, and development, management, and curriculum-building.

July is Park and Recreation Month
The National Recreation and Park Association is inviting you to "Get Your Play On". Whether it's a summer STEM camp or discovering nature - parks and play go hand in hand.

MAKERS is a storytelling platform for the trailblazing women of today and tomorrow. The website features 4,500+ original videos and 400+ MAKERS interviews with diverse women. Last year saw the launch of the MAKERS Stories app designed to empower individuals to be their own storytellers. New this year is a podcast consisting of 8-episodes with stories from the history-makers and glass-ceiling breakers of the past, present, and future

Women in IT: By the Numbers
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) presents the most compelling statistics on women's participation in IT on NCWIT's Women in IT: By the Numbers.

The Connectory - Find Summer Camps!
The Connectory is the go-to place to find STEM year-round and summer is the peak season. Many girl focused summer STEM opportunities are available. Search by location, dates, area of interest, and age group. Find an opportunity near you.

Global ResourcesGlobal
WAAW Logo WAAW Foundation
WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization. There mission is to increase the pipeline of African women entering into science and technology fields and ensure they are engaged in technology innovation and entrepreneurship to benefit Africa. They offer summer STEM camps, Fellows training programs, academic scholarships, code workshops, and teacher training programs.
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