July/August Newsletter

Check out this month's newsletter for information about the Games in Education Symposium, the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum, and the NY Celebration of Women in Computing among other things!  Hope it's helpful to you or please

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New York Science, Technology Engineering, Arts, and Math Girls Collaborative ( NY STEAM GC) is the New York project of the National Girls Collaborative Project ( NGCP) and is convened by the   University at Albany.

To bring together organizations through New York that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

1. Maximize access to shared resources in order to expand girls' participation in STEM.
2. Strengthen capacity of girl-serving STEM organization by sharing exemplary practice research and program models, outcomes, and projects.
3. Use the leverage of a network of girl-serving STEM programs to create the tipping point for gender equity in STEM.
NY STEAM GC Co-Leaders:
Jennifer Goodall
Director, University at Albany College of Computing and Information Women in Technology Program
Stephanie Lemnios
Informal STEM Education Consultant for Non-Profit Organizations
Join Us at NY STEAM Events

Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) Educator Training will be held on Tuesday, August 18  from 9AM to 12:30PM, hosted by Pace University School of Education at the Pleasantville, New York campus.  

The LVM is a Transmedia hub for 2D and 3D collections, online games, simulations, and virtual worlds and programs in real-time. The LVM provides a Teacher Toolkit that supports educators with integrating this robust collection of transmedia and virtual exhibits into their existing STEM +Arts programs.


This no-cost training is open to teachers and informal educators. Participants will learn how to utilize the Teacher Toolkit, step by step training of the Day of the Dead and Eco Explorers-Water Shed modules.   Recommended for grades 5-8. 

NYSUT will provide in-service hours and certificates to teachers. 

Register and find out more information here! 
Upcoming STEAM Events in NYS
Attend the 2015 Games in Education Symposium on August 6-7!  They've got an amazing location at Tech Valley High School in Albany and top-notch speakers - now all they need is you!  Join them for another great year of learning, networking, and fun!  Register here.

Creating a World of Possibilities, is February 7-9, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, NY. The Global Forum will be an opportunity to bring together the leading educators, researchers, advocates, authors, practitioners, and related-industry leaders from across the globe to exchange best practices and innovative approaches for academic excellence and the healthy development of girls.  
Submit a proposal to present on your area of expertise by September 25th here.

The ACM-W New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (NYCWiC) is set for April 8-9, 2016 at the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, New York.
  Save the date and find out more information here.
STEAM Resources
The  Finch robot  is an engaging tool for learning programming and computational thinking. It has support for over a  dozen programming languages , including environments appropriate for students as young as eight years old.  With light, temperature, and obstacle sensors, buzzers, LEDs, accelerometers, and even a pen mount for drawing, the options are limitless!  Learn more about the  Finch and apply for the 2015/2016  loan program by August 2.

NGCP, a founding partner of the Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative, is announcing more than 140,000 new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) mentor commitments from over 20 states.

The FabFems Directory is full of women who are ready to get out there and be role models for youth in their community.  Connect role model/mentor needs in your community to FabFems and invite STEM professionals to join!
Join the largest and most comprehensive directory of STEM opportunities and programs by registering your program with The Connectory!  The Connectory is a free online collaboration tool for STEM program providers to find partners based on interests as well as a platform to showcase your STEM opportunities to families.
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