June 2018
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NGCP Annual Survey:
The NGCP is committed to using an informed approach when serving its vast network of educators and organizations committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers. In order to do this as effectively as possible, external evaluators are administering a survey to investigate the reach and impact of the project. Responses are kept confidential and will only 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, regional and national Champions Start SurveyBoard members, and mini-grantees to please respond to this survey. The survey will close on July 31, 2018.
Girls STEAM Ahead Logo NGCP National Webinar: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA
Online; June 11, 2018, 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern)
This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA's Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. We will then delve deeper in activity-based resources related to exoplanets. In addition to the content, there will be time REGISTER for questions and comments in order for the NASA's Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

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SciGirls Training at the Magnet Lab
Tallahassee, FL; June 6, 2018
SciGirls is an Emmy-award winning PBS KIDS television series and website dedicated to changing the way millions of girls think about STEM. Local educators are invited to participate in a hands-on, minds-on Professional Development Training hosted by the National MagLab. Participants will practice proven strategies for engaging girls in STEM while working out several fun STEM activities. Register.

SciGirls Go Green Educator Workshop
Golden Valley, MN; June 16, 2018
Participants will learn gender equitable teaching strategies using SciGirls programming, a national educational initiative using media, activities, and professional development to empower youth, ages 8-12. Additionally, participants will hear about the SciGirls GO GREEN curriculum and hands on science inquiry lessons using recycled materials. Register.

CryptoClub in Schenectady
Schenectady, NY; June 22, 2018
Cryptography uses math, problem-solving, critical thinking and even history and language arts. CryptoClub is a curriculum for middle school students that uses cryptography to build these skills in a fun and engaging way. This workshop will train educators in the CryptoClub curriculum. Participants will gain an understanding of the curricula and receive materials for their students. 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.
Shay Saleem
Shay Saleem 
Meet Shay Saleem. Shay graduated with a B.A. from Alfred University, majoring in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in natural sciences and geology. Shay is a Senior Museum Educator at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where she co-founded GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls, a STEM based program at the museum. GOALS for Girls aims to increase girls' confidence in learning STEM and equips them with the skills and resources they need for academic and professional success. Her goal in life is to continue learning and exploring new ways to provide dynamic STEM and leadership programs for not only students but communities as a whole. To learn more about Shay visit her FabFems profile .
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Upcoming STEM EventsEvents
Computer Science Teachers Association Logo CSTA Conference
Omaha, NE; July 7-10, 2018
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) conference is a professional development opportunity for CS and IT teachers/administrators who need practical, classroom-focused information to help prepare their students for the future. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, network, and interact, while exploring issues and trends relating directly to the classroom. Register.

Education Summit @ Esri UC    
San Diego, CA; July 7-10, 2018
Attendees will explore how geographic information system (GIS) technology fosters critical thinking skills and improves decision making. The Esri Education Summit @ Esri UC, formally the Esri Education GIS Conference, is a forum to learn, collaborate, and get updated on all things GIS for both inside the classroom and policy-making. Register.

Girl Up Leadership Summit  
Washington DC; July 8-11, 2018  
Through mentorship by Girl Up experts, Teen Advisors, celebrity champions, and corporate executives, Summit participants will gain core leadership skills, training in community-building and advocacy, and experience interacting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Summit strives to empower, educate and embolden the potential of every girl there. Register.

Serious Play Conference
Manassas, VA; July 10-12, 2018
This leadership conference is a gathering where creators and learning professionals can have critical conversations about game design requirements and share their knowledge with peers. The focus of the conference is exploring opportunities, challenges and the potential of game-based learning. Register.

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.
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.

National Making Week is June 11-17, 2018. The week is designed to highlight the diversity of Makers big and small, young and old, urban and rural. This month we are turning The Connectory Spotlight on three great Maker opportunities.

Newark Museum Logo MakerSPACE Family Weekend Drop-in (Saturdays). Inspired by the Newark Museum's collections and special events, monthly themes are designed for visitors of all ages to drop in and experiment with the tools and materials of artists. Get messy with clay, paint, and found materials. Great creative with blocks and digital and computer tools.

Maker Camp (July 30- Aug 3). This Fleet Science Center camp in San Diego, encourages kids (grades 5-6) to join the Maker movement and craft, tinker, and create their own devices. 

Maker Faire MilwaukeeMaker Faire® Milwaukee 2018 (Sept 28-30). This family-friendly event welcomes makers - tech enthusiasts, inventors, crafters, educators, tinkerers, and hobbyists of all ages - to exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community.

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
Afterschool TechToolkit Afterschool Tech Toolkit
This free resource from the National AfterSchool Association includes a series of modules, webinars, and hands-on training that will help afterschool professionals and educators plan and prepare to integrate technology into their programs. The toolkit is for those who lead or oversee out-of-school time programming in various settings including schools, community-based organizations, private organizations, churches, libraries, and homeless shelters.

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month
This month is a good time to explore your local zoo and aquarium. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums provides a collection of links. Many of the websites have educational resources such as videos, wild life facts, lesson plans, and activities.

NCWIT: Enrich PK-8 Computing Education
This is a new resource from the National Center for Women & Information Technology's (NCWIT). Student influencers such as formal and informal educators and parents are eager to direct students to viable education opportunities in computing. Consider these key points and resources that can be used to integrate computing skills into existing curricula, encourage diverse participation in computing, and/or connect students to informal learning environments that emphasize hands-on experience with technology.

Women in Hardware Video Series
This interview series covers some of the most inspiring women pioneering the hardware industry and promotes gender balance in tech. From groundbreaking entrepreneurs to engineers at the tops of their fields, the series highlights women who are inventing, innovating, and changing hardware for the better.

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.

Global ResourcesGlobal
World Oceans Day World Oceans Day
June 8, 2018
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year's focus is "Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean." The website includes free resources and information about how to get involved.

NGCP Highlights World Oceans Day
NGCP will be highlighting resources around World Oceans Day to help inspire young women to pursue careers in marine science. Whether it is introducing girls to FabFems in oceanography, sharing videos from OceanX featuring women making a splash in ocean discovery, or NGCP Blogs like Women in Marine Science and the Media and Our Blue Planet is Talking About our Oceans! there are lots of ways to make waves for girls in STEM. Be sure to follow along on social media using the hashtag #NGCPWorldOceansDay!
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