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The Power of Collaboration: Strategies and Lessons Learned from the NGCP Network

Feburary 6, 2024, 1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern

Join us for our first national webinar of the year where we'll dive into the power of collaboration in STEM. Learn strategies to join forces with others in the field and create partnerships that can lead to innovative solutions and amplify the impact of your work. We'll explore the NGCP collaboration model, showcase exemplary practices, and share inspiring success stories from our network.


Upcoming Collaborative Events


Connect with the New England Girls Collaborative Project

January 18, 2024, 4:00 PM Eastern

Discover the New England Girls Collaborative Project and explore ways for you and your organization to actively participate. Join the next Collaborative working session and connect with organizations across New England while collectively establishing goals for this newly formed initiative. Email [email protected] for more information.


Texas Girls Collaborative: Million Girls Moonshot - SciGirls, STEM Role Models, & Messaging Workshops

January 19, 2024, April 15, 2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central

Join Texas Partnership for Out of School Time and Texas Girls Collaborative Project in Edinburg, TX and Lubbock, TX for Million Girls Moonshot - SciGirls, STEM Role Models, and Messaging workshops.

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National Mentoring Month, celebrated annually in January, is a month-long observance that brings together advocates for mentorship and aims to promote legislative priorities while creating awareness of the positive impact that mentors can have on young people. As part of the celebration, NGCP is emphasizing the significance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Check out these resources to get started!

Talk Technology with Verizon Employees

January 30, 2024 3:00 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM Eastern

Give your students real-world applications of STEM with a LIVE talk with STEM professionals. With your students, tune into this live webinar, to learn more about the day-to-day from professionals working at a leading global communications technology company. Register.

Project CLERIS - Collaborating Learning Engagement and Resources In Science

Project Cleris is looking for mentors to help tutor and mentor kids in all things science. When you volunteer as a mentor, you sign up to tutor younger teens/preteens in science via Zoom. A meeting with a given student is not reoccurring and is a one-time thing. You may mentor as many students as you would like per month. CLERIS will provide information about what the student is struggling with/needs your help with. Learn more and apply.

IF/THEN® Collection

IF/THEN® is an initiative from Lyda Hill Philanthropies designed to activate a culture shift among young girls and introduce them to STEM careers. This month, we are highlighting J'Tia Hart. Known for impartial assessments and relatable explanations of STEM topics, Dr. Hart has written national security reports and delivered briefings for the government’s most senior policymakers. Learn more about Dr. Hart.

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Everyone needs a mentor! Yun Lin and Mackenzie Hill explore Qualcomm patents and coding

Check Out Mission Unstoppable

Everyone needs a mentor! Mentor and mentee pair Yun Lin and Mackenzie Hill explore Qualcomm patents, coding, and the STEM that keeps us all connected.

Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove celebrates women who have become superstars in STEM-related careers. Watch every weekend on your local CBS station.

Upcoming STEM Events


Future of Education Technology Conference - Orlando, FL, January 23-26, 2024. Register.


American Camp Association Conference - New Orleans, LA, February 6-9, 2024. Register.


Beyond School Hours Conference - New Orleans, LA, February 14-17, 2024. Register.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting - Denver, CO, February 15-17, 2024. Register.


National Afterschool Association Conference - Dallas, TX, March 17-20, 2024. Register.


InventEd Convening 2024: Turning Passion into Action - Alexandria, VA, March 26-28, 2024. Learn more.


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


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


National Fluid Power Association Scholarship

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) offers two different scholarships to students interested in fluid power education. With nearly 300 companies in their membership, the NFPA is a trade association serving manufacturers of fluid power (hydraulic and pneumatic) components and systems, their distributors, suppliers, and related educators

2024 NFPA Fluid Power Scholarship – multiple $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and students enrolled at community colleges, technical colleges, and universities to pursue their interests in fluid power. Applications are due April 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM Central

2024 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship – one $30,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who participates in a FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League, or VEX Robotics Competition Team and uses fluid power in their robot. The money awarded is used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States. Applications are due May 5, 2024, at 11:59 PM Central.

If you have any questions, please email Haley Nemeth at [email protected].

EngineerGirl Writing Content

Calling all aspiring writers! Dive into the untold stories of the objects that grace your daily lives with EngineerGirl's 2024 writing contest: "The Secret Life of Everyday Items." It's your chance to spin a narrative around the lifecycle of an ordinary item, from its creation to its eventual farewell. Sharpen your pencils and don't miss the opportunity to showcase your literary talents. Submit your entry by February 1, 2024, 8:59 PM Pacific / 11:59 PM Eastern.

NASA Astrophoto Challenge

Join NASA's Universe of Learning to create your images of the Crab Nebula using actual astronomical data and tools. The NASA Astrophoto Challenge provides learners with authentic experiences using astrophysics data from NASA space-based missions. Submit your image by February 29, 2024. Learn more.

EarthEcho International: OurEcho Challenge

EarthEcho International’s OurEcho Challenge is open for entries. The OurEcho Challenge STEM competition empowers and engages young changemakers (ages 13-16 in the US) in understanding and restoring the amazing diversity of species essential for the future of our planet.Teams identify threats to natural resources in their communities, develop an innovative solution, and create an action plan in the form of a sustainable process or prototype. Learn more.

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Techbridge Girls Applications Open

Techbridge Girls is recruiting out-of-school time (OST) educators to participate in STEM and equity training, curriculum, resources, and ongoing support. Services equip educators with gender- and culturally-responsive teaching tools and program materials to support youth persistence in STEM and expose girls to BIPOC peers and role models from STEM fields. Visit the Programming Information Session and Application to learn more about how to participate in this program. Apply by January 19, 2024.

STEM Equity Learning Community

Techbridge Girls is excited to announce that applications are being accepted to join the Spring 2024 STEM Equity Learning Community. All out-of-school time (OST) supervisors and administrators for programs that serve Black, Indigenous, and Latina girls and gender-expansive youth are encouraged to apply. Apply by January 19, 2024

2024 Countdown to Engineers Week Webinar

Join DiscoverE on January 17, 2024 at 12:00 PM Eastern as they start the Countdown to Engineers Week! Expert guests will share tips and ideas they use in their classrooms and volunteer efforts to make memorable and impactful Engineers Week and Girl Day events! Register.

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