Summer E-Newsletter for the newly formed

New York STEAM Girls Collaborative

July 2014
In This Issue

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


Our Vision:

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


The goals of NGCP and NY STEAM GC are to:

  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 products.
  3. Use the leverage of a network of girl-serving STEM programs to create the tipping point for gender equity in STEM.


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Save The Date!

New York STEAM Girls Collaborative Kickoff Meeting

October 25, 2014


The NY STEAM Girls Collaborative, designed to bring together organizations throughout New York State that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), is pleased to invite you to our Kick -Off Event, on Saturday, October 25 from 10:00am - 3:00pm, to be held at Hudson Valley Community College's TEC-SMART Campus in Malta, NY.


Presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are planned to nurture collaborative partnerships and the sharing of resources in support of our goal to motivate and inform girls to pursue STEM careers. There will also be opportunity to network and share best practices. 


For more information please sign up here:


NYSUT can provide inservice hours and certificates for teachers who attend.

Upcoming STEAM Events in New York State!

Junior FIRST Lego League Expo at UAlbany 

We are pleased to announce that UAlbany will host the Junior FIRST Lego League Expo again on December 13, 2014 in the Campus Center Ballroom on the University at Albany Uptown Campus. The FIRST Theme is Think Tank: Redefining Learning. The challenge will be released by FIRST on August 4. You can find more info about the Challenge at: The Expo is partnership between UAlbany, KeyBank, and Girl Scouts of Northeast New York.


Please let Jennifer Goodall know if you have a team interested in participating at the Expo!


Just a bit of bragging about the JrFLL Expo-we received the UAlbany President's Community Engagement Award this spring! 


STEM Resources

NGCP Program Directory

Search for Collaborating Programs or Register Your Program! The online Program Directory highlights programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue STEM careers. The purpose of the directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. 


FabFems are women from a broad range of professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They are passionate, collaborative, and work to make the world a better place. Many girls have similar interests but aren't connected to adults who exemplify the STEM career pathway. This is where you come in. Create a FabFems profile to expand girls' career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests - just by being you.  You can also find a mentor for yourself or for an individual or group of young people.  We really need to build New York mentors to make a profile.  Please encourage any women you know in the STEM field.  

Leadership Team
Meet the Co-Leaders for the NY STEAM GC


Jennifer Goodall, Director, College of Computing and Information Women in Technology Program, University at Albany


Stephanie Lemnios, Informal STEM Education Consultant for Non-Profit Organizations



Quick Links
Click the links below to learn more about us and our partner organizations:


NY STEAM Girls Collaborative


National Girls Collaborative


University at Albany:


College of Computing and Information, University at Albany:


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