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NGCP Town Hall for Girls: Saving Lives with Science 
February 24, 2021
4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern
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Calling all girls! Career Girls and NGCP invite you to an interactive discussion focused on hearing the voices of women and girls as they explore careers in biology, chemistry, and other scientific disciplines to create medical treatments and vaccines to serve humanity. Role model experts will share their stories of fostering their interest in science into rewarding careers.

Led by girls, designed for girls, members of the NGCP Girls Advisory Board will moderate the discussion and include audience questions. This Town Hall is designed to provide information about career paths for girls in life-saving science and medical fields.
IF/THEN Spotlight
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Each month, this spotlight will highlight new programs, resources, events, and role models that are part of the IF/THEN® Initiative, an initiative from Lyda Hill Philanthropies designed to activate a culture shift among young girls and introduce them to STEM careers.
Girl Scouts of Alaska’s STEMapalooza
Online: February 18-20, 2021
Girl Scouts of Alaska’s STEMapalooza is a three day virtual STEM celebration for girls. During STEMapalooza girls can participate in live events lead by women in STEM fields, try out their own science experiments, ask questions of STEM professionals, and find inspiration for their next STEM project. STEMapalooza will feature If/Then® Ambassadors, keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Magnus – an astronaut, engineer, as well as Girl Scout Alum, and more.
The IF/THEN® Collection includes thousands of images, videos, posters, and materials available for FREE to educators across the U.S. to use in classrooms, social media, camps, museum exhibits, and more. Stay connected to IF/THEN:
Upcoming STEM Events
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting  
Online: February 8-11, 2021
The AAAS is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. The 2021 theme, "Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems" seeks to feature diverse ways of understanding the complexities and dynamics of biological, physical, social, and economic systems across scales, as well as strengthening and activating new connections to address underlying problems in various spheres. Register.
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Conference
Online: February 11-13 and 18-20, 2021
The annual AMTE Conference provides inclusive opportunities for a diverse community to engage with current research and practice, and to promote the improvement of mathematics teacher education. Register.
Beyond School Hours 2021 
Online: February 17-19, 2021
Educators and leaders serving K-12 students in afterschool, summertime, and beyond will have the opportunity to engage in professional development and capacity building. The four workshop strands are: Preparing Children for Success, Program Fundamentals, Supporting the Support System, and Youth Engagement. Register.
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ACTE National Policy Seminar
Online: February 22-25, 2021
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers. Will include updates on education policy, insights into the new Congress and Administration, and tips for CTE advocacy and messaging. Register.
NSTA Virtual Miniseries: What IS Social Justice Teaching in the Science Classroom?
Online: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021
Join the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) for this special four-part, interactive, virtual miniseries. Scheduled throughout the month of March, this miniseries is a source for resources and strategies for motivating and enhancing the participation of traditionally underrepresented students in science through the lens of equity and social justice. Register.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference
Online: March 22-27, 2021
ITEEA is a professional association focused on the professional development needs of classroom teachers, supervisors, curriculum writers, and teacher educators interested in developing technological literacy. This year's theme is "Where Technology and Engineering Education Come to Life!" Early bird registration deadline is March 1, 2021. Register.
Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference
Online: March 23-25, 2021
The conference is a hub for individuals working across the system to transform STEM for an inclusive future. This year's theme is "Wahine: Culturally Responsive Collective Catalyst" and will focus on bridging research and practice to build understanding, identifing pathways, and guiding changes that broaden participation and inclusion of women and underrepresented populations in STEM fields. Register.
Science Talk '21 Conference
Online: March 24-26, 2021
Connect with a community of professional science communicators via workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities. Register.
The Connectory Spotlight
The Connectory is a free online collaboration tool for program providers that helps them find partners based on interests, and showcases STEAM opportunities for youth to families.
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This annual public awareness campaign is designed to help youth explore certification and work-based learning programs, which can lead to high-wage, high-demand careers for students where college isn’t the best option.

This month we’re turning the spotlight on Aerospace College and Career Exploration and Selection System (ACCESS), which assists students in completing their high school studies while helping them explore Aerospace Industry career pathways and post-secondary options. This opportunity is run by Airway Science for Kids, Inc. ASK provides informal Career and Technical Education (CTE) through its applied engineering curriculum that includes developing skills that are universally applicable across multiple trades.
Get Started and stay connected to The Connectory:
STEM Resources
Black History Month: In recognition of Black History Month, resources that serve to promote Black students in STEM are highlighted below:

  • Black Girls Code is designed to increase the numbers of young women of color in the field of digital and computer technology by providing skills, exposing them to technology role models, and increasing self-confidence to become tech creators and entrepreneurs.
  • Blacks in Technology is a community-based website that is geared towards building and establishing a community that focuses on bringing blacks together within technology related fields.
  • The Black Inventor Online Museum. Focuses on the ingenuity and accomplishment of the top black inventors over the last 300 years. Inventors are profiled with a section dedicated to female inventors.
  • The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. NSBE is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.
  • Science NetLinks has developed a number of resources that honor the achievements and scientific work of African Americans.
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AstraFemina teams with existing organizations that already have strong STEM outreach programs for girls in order to amplify their efforts. Through venues such as personal appearances, video forums, and online encounters, they are able to reach large groups of girls and young women, showing them the benefits of STEM as a career choice. Learn More.
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February goIT Monthly Challenge Supports Heart-Healthy Living
Every month, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) hosts the goIT Monthly Challenge, an extension of the flagship STEM education program, goIT. Students ages 7-17 are challenged to leverage technology to solve a problem that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. February is Heart Month and TCS is encouraging students to ideate a digital innovation that aligns with SDG #3 and promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle. Register and submit ideas on the goIT Monthly Challenge Website.
NCWIT: Evaluation Tools 
NCWIT provides evaluation tools to serve as a starting point for your own evaluations. Tools include survey instruments and questions, interview guides, observation protocols, worksheets, and self-reports, as well as tips on collecting demographic data and data analysis. NCWIT’s evaluation tools are customizable for diverse audiences and contexts, helping you move forward with your evaluation needs.
Global Resources
Webinar: Celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11, 2021, 4:00 AM Pacific / 7:00 AM Eastern / 1:00 PM Paris
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science aims at raising awareness on the issue celebrating women’s excellence in science and reminding the international community that science and gender equality have to advance hand-in-hand to address major global challenges. This year’s celebration will address the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19”, and gather experts working in fields related to the pandemic from different parts of the world. Register
Girl Day: Introduce a Girl to Engineering   
February 25, 2021
Girl Day is a worldwide campaign to engage girls in engineering. Engineers, educators, and others act as role models, facilitate engineering activities, and educate girls about how engineers change our world. Sign up to be a (virtual) role model. DiscoverE provides resources to plan Girl Day activities, online training for volunteers, and tips for starting conversations about engineering.
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