September E-Newsletter

New York STEAM Girls Collaborative


September 2014
In This Issue

Welcome to the 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.

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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 9:30am - 5:00pm, 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 and to register: Fee $25 - includes lunch and parking. NYSUT will provide inservice hours and certificates for teachers who attend.



NY STEAM Collaboration/Professional Development Forum

November 12, 2014

The NY STEAM Girls Collaboration is happy to host it's first Collaboration/Professional De
velopment Forum to bring together formal and informal educators, industry, academia and public partners to explore new ways to encourage and promote girls in STEM areas.
It will be on Wednesday, November 12th at CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST) in Troy, NY from 2:00-5:00 pm.
Upcoming STEAM Events in New York State!
Back to School Expo
September 20, 2014
T he Back to School Expo will be held on Saturday, September 2
th at the Convention Center at the Empire State Plaza from 10am - 3pm. Peyton List, "Emma," from Disney's hit show "Jessie" will be making an appearance from Noon - 3pm. The expo is an educational and recreational exposition offering information on eme
g trends in health care, STEM education, childcare, recreational opportunities for families, and more. The event focuses on interactive exhibits, fun activities, and unique learning experiences for children ages 4 - 14, ranging from lego robotics to hair-raising science experiments. General Ad
mission tickets are $7 and available online at Limited autograph tickets are available for $25 on the website.

New York Tech Valley Robot Rumble
October 4, 2014
The New York Tech Valley Robot Rumble is an inaugural Off Season FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) that will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 7:15 am - 5:00 pm at Ballston Spa High School located at 220 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY.  Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:45 am.  This is a wonderful opportunity for new teams, new students and businesses to learn how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be combined into a fun and exciting sporting event.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more details, please visit the web site at


CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology 
October 16, 2014 Educator Open House
Join CNSE CMOST and the Traveling Museum on October 16 from 4 - 7 pm for a fun and educational night filled with engaging, hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits and displays.

We invite members of the education community to come to CNSE CMOST and explore how both museums can help support your work as an educator.  You will have the opportunity to interact with our museum educators and learn how our programs align with NYS standards. Event is free for participants. Don't forget to bring a copy of the postcard to receive a special educator discount when you book a school visit with CNSE CMOST or the Traveling Museum.  To RSVP, please email or call (518) 235-2120. Please confirm your attendance by October 10, 2014.

Schedule:  4 PM Check In, Registration;  4-7 PM Exhibit & School Programs Spotlight; 6 PM Door Prizes & Giveaways Announced (must be present to win).


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 register your team at:


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. 

Million Women Mentors

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


We are proud to announce our Million Women Mentors pledge of 6,000 mentors in the state of New York! Over 20 states are making pledges and we are thrilled to join the movement and make the commitment to connect girls to inspiring STEM role models. 


The goal of the movement is to support the engagement of one million mentors in STEM professions over the next four years and to collectively increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in these areas.


Karen Peterson, Principal Investigator of the NGCP, praised the work being done on the state-level. "We celebrate the NGCP Collaborative network leadership teams who support large networks of programs with resources and services. Collectively, the NGCP reaches over 8.5 million girls through their work. Our joint vision, to get STEM mentors activated from America's top corporations and associations, is key to increasing the STEM workforce of the nation."


Million Women Mentors is the collective action of over 54 national partners. The founding partners are STEMconnector´┐Ż, National Girls Collaborative Project, MentorNet, and NPower.


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.
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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