April 2024

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NGCP Town Hall

Cyber-Rights: A Virtual Town Hall Event

April 11, 2024 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern

This Virtual Town Hall will explore the role of cybersecurity in safeguarding privacy and human rights. Hosted by NGCP Board Member, Sandra Yang, this event features experts who offer insights and strategies for social media users and software developers. Discussions will include the digital education gap and AI accuracy impact on censorship. Empower yourself to advocate for digital rights and find inspiration, whether you're a teenager navigating an interconnected world or a tech professional seeking new perspectives.


NGCP Webinar

Empowering Young Creators with Design Squad Latinx

April 18, 2024 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

Learn all about Design Squad Latinx (DSL), an exciting bilingual (Spanish–English) initiative that engages kids ages 10–13 in the engineering design process through fun-packed, high-energy, hands-on challenges. Nicki Sirianni (Education Outreach & Marketing Manager for GBH Education) will share how the program was developed with and for Latinx communities in the continental United States and Puerto Rico. See how DSL encourages kids to apply their own valuable existing funds of knowledge to solving meaningful problems and in doing so, supports them in seeing themselves as the designers, engineers, and creators that they are.


NGCP National Webinar

NGCP Celebrates Citizen Science

April 30, 2024, 12:00 PM Pacific / 3:00 PM Eastern

Contribute to citizen science this April! Citizen science is open to all and involves curious people whose individual acts contribute to a collective impact that is accelerating scientific research, discoveries, and local actions that improve the world. Join NGCP to learn how you can get involved with citizen science and join the One Million Acts of Science campaign.    

Janet Cinfio

NGCP welcomes Janet Cinfio to its Board of Directors.

Janet is a highly experienced leader in the high-tech industry. She is known for building global technology teams that are forward-thinking and transformative. Janet is a passionate advocate for inclusivity and co-founded the Acxiom WomenLEAD Business Resource Group (BRG). She is also a founding member of Acxiom's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Council, and serves as the Executive Sponsor for Acxiom's Pan-Asia, LGBTQ+Acxiom, and SAFE (Sustainability Alliance For Environment) BRGs. Additionally, Janet is a strong supporter of STEM education. She volunteers her leadership to multiple STEM-based organizations, such as NGCP, Girlstart, and Girls of Promise, where she serves as a board member, executive sponsor, strategic planning advisor, and steering committee member. Welcome to NGCP's Board of Directors Janet!

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New Report Release!

The State of Girls in STEM: A Conversation to Plan Action

NGCP organized and held a national convening last fall, to bring together thought leaders for a candid conversation on the persistent issues facing girls and women in STEM. The purpose of these conversations was to create an action agenda for accelerating solutions to make real progress related to girls’ and women’s representation and experiences in STEM.

Throughout the meeting, the following themes emerged: the importance of centering girls’ voices and valuing girls’ unique experiences, learning from existing efforts rather than reinventing the wheel, connecting diverse sectors through collaboration, shifting the dialogue about STEM to focus on inspiring curiosity in STEM and changing the messaging about math, and acknowledging the important role corporations play in community engagement. Read the Report.

Reinvented Magazine Issue 17

The 17th issue of Reinvented Magazine is available to read digitally for free. This issue features: An exclusive interview with Asia Fee, Cosmetic Chemist and Founder. Everyday Changemaker Series featuring interviews with incredible women working in cosmetic chemistry: Rachel Johnson and Ava Perkins. A look at how Nailbot was founded - An answer to whether ChatGPT can give you fashion advice or not? The geometry behind creating the perfect winged eyeliner, and more.

Upcoming STEM Events


National STEM Festival - Washington DC, April 11-13, 2024. Learn more.


National Robotics Week - Online, April 6-14, 2024. Learn more.


Reviving Nature's Narrative: Leveraging Libraries for Rewilding Initiatives - Webinar, April 18, 2024. Register.


National Library Week 2024: Ready, Set, Library! April 7-13, 2024. Learn more.


National Library Week 2024: Ready, Set, Library! Nationwide, April 7-13, 2024. Learn more.


Earth Day is April 22, 2024. Learn more.


April is Citizen Science Month. Learn more.


April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Learn more.


Best Out of School Time (BOOST) Conference - Palm Springs, CA, April 30-May 3, 2024. Register.


InterActivity 2024: Flourish! - Madison, WI, May 15-17, 2024. Register.


Science Near Me

Science Near Me is a free resource to help you quickly find opportunities to engage in all types of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) events, projects, and programs near you, in person and online.

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

Engage youth in learning about the impacts of climate change with resources for grades pre-K-12, curated by Common Sense Education

Subject to Climate's Earth Day Teacher Guide includes lesson plans and activities to inspire interest in environmental projection for grades K-12.

Earth Day

IF/THEN® Collection

Learn about women in STEM working to understand and protect the earth through curated Climate Science resources with activities, videos, and photos showcasing female scientists researching and protecting the natural world through geology, ecology, and geography, including Adriana Baile, Atmospheric Scientist, and Rae Wynn-Grant, Large Carnivore Ecologist. Visit the STEMINIST Updates page for resources featuring women in Earth Science. 

Free Public Engagement Resources to Prepare for the April 8 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be seen in the US from Texas to Maine. The NISE Network has prepared resources to help you plan ahead to engage public audiences in your community.

NCWIT AspireIT Toolkit

The NCWIT AspireIT Toolkit helps anyone interested in designing engaging and inclusive computer science experiences for K-12 students, with a focus on broadening the participation of girls, women, and other underrepresented populations.


A national community of physics teachers, researchers, and professional societies, designs high school physics lessons to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college, and includes free, virtual Monthly Workshops

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