July 2018
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NGCP Updates:
New National Champions Board Members
We welcome our newest member John Baek, Senior Education Evaluator in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education. As an internal evaluator John leads and supports efforts to measure the performance of NOAA education programs, communicate their impact, build
John Baek
John Baek
their evaluation capacity, develop strategic plans, and manage their online databases.
National Champions Board members provide the NGCP leadership with a balance of expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and math education representatives, and educational policy experts. 
Five Ways to Spark STEM Interest in Girls
Cover ImageThe NGCP recently participated in Mediaplanet USA's STEM Education and Technology campaign where we united with like-minded industry leaders to educate readers about the thousands of schools and communities across the nation, spotlighting leaders in education, afterschool programs, and industry leaders leading the way in nurturing STEM learning both in and outside of the classroom, and providing support to educators and students to strengthen the STEM career pipeline. Our CEO, Karen Peterson contributed the article: 5 Ways to Spark STEM Interest in Girls.

NGCP Annual Survey Reminder
External evaluators are administering our annual survey to investigate the reach and impact of NGCP. Responses are confidential and will be reported in aggregate to the project leadership, funders, and sponsors. We are asking all individuals who have registered to attend an NGCP event or webinar, Collaborative Leadership Team members, Champions Board members, and mini-grantees to please respond to this survey. The survey will close on July 31, 2018.

Collaborative Network ActivitiesCollabActivity
CryptoClub Training in Rochester
Rochester, NY; August 28, 2018
Looking for ways to make math fun? CryptoClub engages young people (grades 4-9) in activities that teach code encryption and decryption using a variety of math-based ciphers. This workshop will train educators in the CryptoClub curriculum. CryptoClub training is for both formal and out of school time educators, and is ideal in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning. Register.

Southern Oregon Leap Into Science Training
Medford, OR; September 14, 2018
Informal educators from libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs are invited to be trained in the Leap into Science curriculum and facilitation strategies. The training sets participants up to share three STEM and literacy events for preschool or elementary school aged children and their families. Register.
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.
Ann Marie Chapman
Ann Marie Chapman 
Meet Ann Marie Chapman. While working towards a double major in Environmental Science and Spanish she spent summers interning with several federal agencies including a Student Conservation Association stint with the Forest Service.

After graduating with a BS degree, Ann Marie started work as a seasonal Park Ranger with the National Park Service; and was offered a Park Ranger position at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. She is currently the Visitor Services Manager for the Long Island National Wildlife Refuges and manages the visitor services of 10 refuges. To learn more about Anne Marie visit her profile
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Upcoming STEM EventsEvents
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum and Expo
Philadelphia, PA; July 11-13, 2018
NSTA Logo This NSTA event 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. It is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools, and curricula. Register.

National Marine Educators Association Conference
Long Beach, CA; July 15-20, 2018
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.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Annual Meeting
Rohnert Park, CA; September 10-13, 2018
A broad science education and outreach conference featuring plenary speakers, panels, contributed workshops/sessions, and oral/poster presentations addressing a wide range of professional work, research, and evaluation in education, communication, and diversity in science. Early Bird Registration ends June 13, 2018. Register.

ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference  
Orlando, FL; September 19-22, 2018
The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to promote and celebrate diversity. This year's theme is "Diversity: Roots of Innovation". Register.

Grace Hopper 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Houston, TX; September 26-28, 2018
This year the Conference is putting a greater focus on diversity and will feature leading technical speakers, career development sessions, a poster session, a hackathon and the industry's largest career fair for women in computing. General registration opens July 11, 2018. Register.

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference
ASTC 2018 Logo Hartford, CT; September 29 - October 2, 2018
The ASTC is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among diverse audiences. An online conference program features detailed session, networking, and event listings. Advance registration discount deadline is September 10, 2018. Register.

National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Conference  
Louisville, KY; October 11-12, 2018
The NCPN conference provides an opportunity for secondary and post-secondary educators and members of industry to network and share best practices, focusing on Career Pathways implementation at the state and local levels. Early bird registration ends July 10, 2018. Register.
The Connectory Spotlight highlights programs and opportunities in The Connectory. This free online collaboration tool for STEM program providers helps them find partners based on interests, as well as showcase STEM opportunities to families.

The Connectory is full of summer opportunities. Below we are featuring just three summer opportunities that have a girl focus. YWCA Northeast Kansas Logo

Mighty Girls Summer Camp (Topeka, KS): The YWCA Northeast Kansas camp will focus on S.E.T. topics, exploring different careers in the community. Utilizing the Emmy award-winning SciGirls curriculum, participants will enjoy fun hands on activities.

null Girls in Engineering (San Diego, CA): Hosted by the San Diego Air & Space Museum, girls will engineer their way to a brighter future by creating products related to aerospace, electrical, civil engineering, and receive engineering advice from local female experts as they complete hands-on challenges and gain new technical skills.

App Camp for Girls App Camp for Girls (Chicago, IL): This day camp allows girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth to put their creative powers to work designing and building apps. Campers will learn about the business of software while being inspired by role models in the industry.

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
July is Park and Recreation Month
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) challenges you to explore the "undiscovered" roles of local parks and recreation, like STEM programming; innovative health and wellness opportunities; outdoor education; and more. The NRPA website has resources and events to help you celebrate.

SWENext Innovator Award Logo SWENext Global Innovator Award Program
This SWENext Innovator Award recognizes the outstanding young women shaping the future of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) by developing an engineering identity in themselves and others. Applicants must be in grades 11-12 in October of 2018. Recipients receive an all-expenses paid trip to WE18 (SWE's global conference), recognition for their accomplishments during the awards banquet, participation in the SWENext High School Leadership Academy, participation in the "Invent it. Build it." event as an engineer's assistant, and more. Application deadline is July 31, 2018.

The Beautiful Noise of Peer Instruction: An NCWIT Interview with Beth Simon
An often overlooked way to broaden participation in computing is to grow a more inclusive student community and culture. A good way to build this community is to employ well-structured collaborative learning opportunities. In this EngageCSEdu Inroads column, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) explores Peer Instruction, a technique with a large body of supporting research.

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.

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TechWomen Logo TechWomen
TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East together with their counterparts in the U.S. for a professional mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM fields by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers and pursue their dreams.
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The National Girls Collaborative Project™ has been partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, GSE/EXT: National Girls Collaborative Project: Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce, Grant No. HRD-1532643.
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