January 2019
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January is National Mentoring Month
The National Girls Collaborative Project will be highlighting resources and sharing stories from FabFems, SciGirls, and more. We will be hosting a webinar entitled " Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM" on January 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern) featuring the American Institute of Architects, Young Girls Advisory Board, and FabFems. The webinar will  cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to REGISTER concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls.

Visit the NGCP Blog for inspiring posts related to mentoring, view the schedule of events and join the conversation online using #NGCPMentors2019. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay connected.
NGCP Webinar Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on DSG Inventing Green Logo Engineering around Sustainability
January 10, 2019; 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern)  
This one hour webinar will detail how to bring Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs to your community, including the support and resources available to make it successful. Participants will learn about the new DSG club guide "Inventing Green" that gets kids thinking about REGISTER engineering and environmental sustainability. The guide challenges DSG Clubs to think about how to solve environmental problems with engineering, as well as how to create new inventions using a sustainability mindset.  
New National Champions Board Member  
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
Cindy Simpson 
We welcome our newest member Cindy Simpson. Cindy is Chief Business Development Officer with the Association for Women in Science. When asked what she appreciates most in a collaborator, she responded, "The opportunity to work with a collaborator helps to provide a different point of view which is important in moving a project or program forward. Also, the ability to brainstorm various ways to tackle a particular issue with someone else who is a vested in the success of a project or program is invaluable."   
NGCP Spearheads a Girls Advisory Board to Enhance Initiatives
The NGCP community welcomes our Girls Advisory Board as part of our commitment to create initiatives that truly resonate with our target demographic. Co-Chairs Lauren Scofield, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, and Pooja Chandrashekar advise our young STEM scholars in a range of dynamic monthly conversations that educate the girls as well as provide the NGCP leadership with valuable feedback.  

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The STEM Effect Logo The STEM Effect Twitter Chat
January 16, 2019; 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern)
Join the conversation, using the hashtag #STEMEffect, to increase understanding of the long-term impacts of STEM programs on girls. The STEM Effect project is a collaboration between the Intrepid Museum, the Education Development Center, and the National Girls Collaborative Project, funded by the National Science Foundation.
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
Nina Townley
Nina Townley
benefit from role models at all stages of our lives.
Meet Nina Townley. She studied Architectural Engineering and now works as an Electrical Engineer in San Leandro, CA. Nina loves to travel, hike, run, and paint. Her advice for future women engineers is to pursue something that you have a passion for and do not be afraid to ask questions. To learn more about Nina, visit her profile.
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Upcoming STEM EventsEvents
Joint Mathematics Meetings
B altimore, MD; January 14-19, 2019
Includes the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. They will host sessions by the Association for Women in Mathematics and the National Association of Mathematicians, the Association for Symbolic Logic, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Register.

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Conference
Orlando, FL; February 7-9, 2019
The annual AMTE conference provides inclusive opportunities for a diverse community of mathematics educators to share current research and practice findings. This year's conference features an opening session titled "Challenges and Opportunities on our Journeys of Embodying our Commitment to Equity". Register.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting   
Washington, DC; February 14-17, 2019
The AAAS is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. The 2019 theme, "Science Transcending Boundaries" considers how science can bring together people, ideas, and solutions from across real and artificial borders, disciplines, sectors, ideologies, and traditions. Features lectures and seminars that explore a diverse range of recent developments in science and technology. Register.

Beyond School Hours XXII   
Atlanta, GA; February 20-23, 20119
At this conference educators and leaders serving K-12 students in afterschool, summertime, and beyond will have the opportunity to engage in professional development and capacity building. Features over 250 hand-on workshops for learning and networking. Register.

National Afterschool Association (NAA) Convention   
New York, NY; March 15-18, 2019
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in networking, learning, and inspiration: special events, workshops, daily keynotes, and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool. The theme is, "Passion. Purpose. Persistence." Register

Scientista Symposium
Boston, MA; March 29-31, 2019
The Scientista Symposium gathers undergraduate, graduate, and young professional women for a poster sessions, pitch competition to investors, career fair, and professional development workshops. This event inspires young women to continue pursuing careers in STEM fields, by introducing them to inspirational role models and providing them with opportunities to hone professional development skills and showcase their work. This year's theme is "Science without Borders". Register.
The Connectory Spotlight highlights tips, resources, program providers, and STEAM opportunities for youth listed in The Connectory. This free online collaboration tool for program providers helps them find partners based on interests, as well as showcase STEAM opportunities for youth to families. In recognition of National Mentoring Month, we are Teen Science Cafe Logohighlighting the Teen Science Café program.

The Teen Science Café program is a series of free, fun, out-of-school events where teens socialize over food and refreshments and have the opportunity to talk with local scientists and engineers about current cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal (out-of-school) setting.
Teen Science Cafés are for teens, by teens. A core group of Teen Leaders, with the committed mentorship of an adult, plan and run the café themselves. They make welcome as diverse of a teen crowd as possible, diverse in ethnicity, culture, gender, and motivations for learning about science. Teen Science Cafés are not just for the science geeks; they are for all curious teens. Along the way, teen organizers gain a host of leadership skills.

Join The Connectory to collaborate with STEM programs and promote your upcoming STEM opportunities to families. Our Getting Started Guide makes it easy!

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STEM ResourcesResources
January is National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors to guide our youth. Research shows girls benefit from relationships with role models and mentors who can provide valuable information about STEM careers.
A collection of resources for role models, educators, and parents to inspire and educate girls about science, computer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses and careers. The website includes Resources for Role Models and Resources for Girls.
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National Mentoring Resource Center
A collection of mentoring resources including handbooks, curricula, manuals, and other resources that practitioners can use to implement and further develop program practices.

NCWIT Mentoring Resources
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) developed Mentoring-in-a-Box: Technical Women at Work, to help women excel in the technical professions and advance to positions of leadership. Another resource is Evaluating a Mentoring Program Guide, which provides a step-by-step plan with example metrics for evaluating a workplace mentoring program (in either industry or academia).
SciGirls Role Model Strategies
SciGirls Role Model Strategies: Encouraging Girls to Consider STEM Careers offers basic training for role models, introducing them to best practices for their volunteer efforts.
Role Model Training and Resources are available to help develop skills to engage girls and underrepresented youth in STEM through guides, videos, and questions.
NGCP Role Models and Mentoring Resources   
Visit the NGCP Role Models and Mentoring page for more resources.

Global ResourcesGlobal
World Woman Foundation Logo World Woman Foundation
Believing that 'Equality for women is progress for all', the World Women Foundation advocates mentoring of the global women community at large in business and cultural arenas. One of their global initiatives is the TechKnow Network Digital Literacy Program designed to build the capabilities of women learners in Information and Communication Technology resulting in empowering of the female gender. They support and encourage girls and women's interest in technology and provide assistance on technology-related careers.
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