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Connecting with Community Partners

April 23, 2015; 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern

The National Girls Collaborative Project is excited to partner with Click2SciencePD for the "Connecting with Community Partners" webinar. This webinar will introduce Click2SciencePD's collection of training resources that support educators with building community partnerships. Attendees will also learn how to use The Connectory, a new online collaboration tool, to find and connect with local STEM partners easily. Register 

SciGirls Izzy Logo SciGirls Season 3 Begins in April
NGCP is a partner with Twin City Public Television on SciGirls! Episodes in SciGirls Season 3 have a life science focus. New episodes address themes of urban ecology, wildlife conservation, climate change, and animal migration. SciGirls is thrilled to feature girls engaged in real life science projects that viewers anywhere and everywhere can participate.

NGCP Blog: White House Science Fair 2015
Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, student at Yale University, CEO of LabCandy, and NGCP National Champions Board Member shares her experience of attending the White House Science Fair on the NGCP Blog.

Most Influential in STEM 2015
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) recently recognized innovators who bring STEM education to new levels. We are proud to share that our own Karen Peterson, CEO of the National Girls Collaborative, is one of them. NAA asked each honoree, "Why STEM?" View the digital edition of AfterSchool Today (pg 14) to view their responses.
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CoCoSTEM Role Models Matter Training

The Role Models Matter program provides participants tips and practical strategies for communicating effectively with young girls and inspiring them in STEM careers. At this event, participants will learn how to break the ice, share their stories, and effectively facilitate hands-on engineering design challenges.

Durango, CO; April 10, 2015; Register 

Durango, CO; April 11, 2015; Register 


CoCOSTEM SciGirls Training

SciGirls trainings integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Participants will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM, experience hands-on activities, and receive free materials for video-enhanced activities with a creative twist on teaching STEM.

Durango, CO; April 10, 2015Register 

Denver, CO; April 11, 2015; Register 


NY STEAM Collaboration Forum Westchester

Yorktown Heights, NY; April 11, 2015; 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

The Collaboration Forum will bring together formal and informal educators, industry, academia, and public partners to explore new ways to encourage and promote girls in STEM.

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Engaging Youth in STEM with SciGirls! A PNWGCP Professional Development Forum

Seattle, WA; April 25, 2015; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Participants will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM.

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Colorado Collaboration Conference: Innovation and Inclusivity in STEM
Colorado Springs, CO; April 30, 2015; 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
At this conference engage in hands-on workshops focused on engaging underrepresented students in STEM, participate in group discussion sessions focused on equity and inclusivity in STEM education and careers, including equity and inclusion in advising and targeted equity initiatives in the Colorado Community College System, learn strategies for involving STEM professionals as role models and mentors and network with STEM professionals and educators from across the state. 

Educators; Register

Non-Educators; Register  


Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Engaging Girls in STEM Forum

This forum will provide an introduction to the NGCP and the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project, information about what exemplary practices can help us do, and strategies for implementing them in your program. Examples of engagement techniques and strategies will be presented.

Klamath Falls, OR; May 1, 2015; Register 

Bend, OR; May 8, 2015; Register

Newport, OR; May 15, 2015; Register


Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Engaging Girls in STEM Day

Umatilla, OR; May 30, 2015; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Participants will learn about the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project, explore information and tools from NGCP's Exemplary Practices, hear from a panel of young women about their own experiences in STEM, and learn about STEM curriculum and strategies for engaging girls and underrepresented students.



SciGirls Training: Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Schenectady, NY; June 30, 2015; 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

At this professional development workshop participants will learn how to re-shape current lesson plans to engage a wide variety of learners using twenty-first century skills, use media in the classroom, explore circuits using play dough and other hands-on science activities aligned to New York State Learning Standards.

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FabFems Spotlight FabFems 
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 to connect with in your area.
Jasmine Kwasa

Meet Jasmine, PhD student in Biomedial Engineering. She loves to play and teach violin, and she listens to music spanning Beethoven to Tupac. Her dream job would combine engineering and music, which is why she is training to become an auditory neuroengineer! Visit Jasmine's profile to learn more. 


We benefit from role models at all stages of our lives. The FabFems Role Model Directory is excited to have more college students joining the directory and recognizing the power they have as role models.


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Swirls   Upcoming STEM Events  STEM_Events

National Robotics Week

April 4-12, 2015

Robotics Week is a series of events and activities aimed at increasing National Robotics Week Logopublic awareness of the growing importance of robotic technology development and the tremendous social and cultural impact that it will have on the future of the United States. Nationwide events held throughout the week include panel discussions, robotics competitions, introductory courses on robotics, workshops for businesses, demos, and tours of innovative labs.


National Environmental Education Week (EE Week)

April 19-25, 2015

EE Week is a celebration of environmental education held each year and inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. This year, as part of the multi-year Greening STEM initiative, the theme is "Surrounded by Science". 


National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Professional Development Institute 

Alexandria, VA; April 20-23, 2015

Sessions will provide practitioners with research-based strategies and innovative tools to help implement best practices. The latest research and policy considerations related to equity, education, and careers will be presented. Register


BOOST (Best of Out-of-School Time) Conference
Palm Springs, CA; April 28 - May 1, 2015
Participants will have the opportunity to network, participate in team-building activities, and learn about the latest trends and research in innovative and quality out-of-school time programming. Register


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum & Expo

Minneapolis, MN; May 20-23, 2015

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 into our schools and communities. Register 


Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) National Conference

Denver, CO; June 9-11, 2015

The WEPAN conference will provide a forum for women in engineering leaders, corporate advocates, researchers, academic leaders, and government officers. Practitioners will have access to current research, statistics, and best practices on women in engineering. Register 


U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference 

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San Diego, CA; June 29-July 1, 2015

Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to initiate the action necessary to improve STEM education and increase employment in STEM fields. Tracks include: Underrepresented Populations: An Untapped Resource; Communication and Branding: Spreading the Word on STEM, and Higher Education: Fixing the Leaky Pipeline. Register 


Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Annual Conference
Grapevine, TX; July 13-14, 2015

The CSTA annual conference is a professional development opportunity for computer science and information technology teachers who need practical, classroom-focused information to help prepare their students for the future. Early bird registration deadline is April 15, 2015. Register 


Swirls   STEM Resources  STEM_Resources
April is Math Awareness Month

Humanity faces the challenge of how to balance human needs against the world's resources while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used in a wide range of fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way of life. Society and individuals must make difficult choices; mathematics provides tools to make informed decisions.


Career Girsl Logo Career Girls

Career Girls is an online platform that showcases video clips of diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance, and dream big about their futures.


Celebrate Earth Day in April

Teach the importance of civic responsibility and environmental sustainability this month to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd and Environmental Education Week, April 19-25, 2015.


Earth Day Network

This year's theme is "It's our turn to lead". The Earth Day website offers a collection of resources including reading lists, bookmarks, posters, and educational activities. If you want to organize a local event, check out the toolkits and activity resources.


National Education Association (NEA) Earth Day Curriculum Resources

The NEA Earth Day Curriculum Resources website includes: lesson plans, portals, websites, games, and activities.


Science NetLinks Earth Day 

Science NetLinks offers a collection of lessons and resources to help teachers and students prepare for Earth Day.


Girls Can Build
Ideal for classrooms and afterschool programs, Girls Can Build uses durable brightly colored building materials and collaborative activities to encourages girls to explore, experiment, communicate and problem-solve. Designed for primary (grades K-2) and secondary levels (grades 3-5), each activity uses interest-based learning to develop an understanding of STEM topics. Girls are able to explore urban planning, structural design, physics, math, and storytelling which enables them to gain critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.


Girls Can Build LogoCongratulations to Jessica Mallory, Christie Elementary in Plano Texas who won a recent give away for the Girls Can Build program. PCS Edventures has released the Girls Can Build program, complete with curriculum and all new brick colors. The product officially began shipping April 1st and is on the way to Plano!


NCWIT PockIT Facts

NCWIT PockIT Facts delivers statistics about women and girls in technology as shareable infographics. Each fact links to full reports available at the NCWIT website. Discover resources and best practices for improving gender diversity in technology in schools, universities, and businesses.

The NGCP Program Directory is moving! We are excited to announce the expansion of the NGCP Program Directory with the launch of The Connectory, the largest directory of youth-serving STEM programs and opportunities. If you have an active account in the NGCP Program Directory, you can now login to The Connectory to update your information. Don't have an account? Register your program for free by visiting  


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No Ceilings: Full Participation Project Plan 

The No Ceilings Full Participation Project recently released The Full Participation Plan. The plan identifies five principles for action and ten priorities for the 21st century to unlock the potential of women and girls, ensure their security, and create opportunity for them to not only participate, but succeed.

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