Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

September 2016

The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) brings together

organizations committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Featured Event 
Science Action Clubs - Activity Leader Training 
Seattle, WA
October 19, 2016

Calling all Educators! You are invited to participate in  a Science Action Club Activity Leader workshop to bring citizen science to your middle-school youth! 
Selected programs will receive in-depth training on Science Action Club activities, kits, and teaching techniques for the informal learning environment. Each curriculum guidebook includes step-by-step plans for 12 fun activities designed for one-hour club meetings. Teaching kits contain high-quality science equipment and classroom supplies for 20 youth along with digital resources that provide opportunities to extend learning.

Apply to receive training and materials for this 2-module curriculum in 2016-2017. Bugs in Your Schoolyard in the fall and Birds in Your Schoolyard in the spring. Each module has 12 activities that connect students to real-world research projects conducted by professional scientists. 
The Bugs in Your Schoolyard Activity Leader Training will be held on October 19, 2016 at the Pacific Science Center.
Apply Now
Limited  funding for travel is available to educators outside of the greater Seattle area. 
Space is limited. Applications are due October 6, 2016. If you have
questions, contact Casi Herrera at
Featured Opportunity
Washington Aerospace Scholars 2016-2017 Application
Deadline: November 4, 2016
Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is seeking high school juniors who wish to kick start their STEM careers and earn college credit.

In WAS, students earn college credit by completing online curriculum that focuses on space travel. By completing the online program, students earn acceptance into a week-long Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight where they will work with professional mentors to plan a mission to Mars, tour engineering facilities, and compete in hands-on engineering challenges. Teachers are encouraged to apply as evaluators and summer residency facilitators.

Applications for the 2016-17 session of WAS are available now at

For questions, contact: Paz Clearwater at
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Redmond, WA
October 3, 2016
FullConTech brings together leaders from the public and private sectors to develop new ways to foster positive, sustainable growth for the technology industry and our community. With a focus on exchanging ideas and taking action, FullConTech sessions encourage participants to challenge traditional ways of thinking and collaborate across industry, education, non-profit and government to solve problems and make a meaningful impact. Learn more at

The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight (LEAF) STEM Challenge
Tukwila, WA
December 1, 2016
The LEAF STEM Challenge is hosting their annual Fly-Off event in conjunction with the Museum's First Thursday Program. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this team activity. Each team will have a chance to fly the most cargo on their plane. Bring your team to collaborate and compete with teams from other schools and districts! Registration is $20 for a team of up to 4 students and will open in October. Scholarships are available. For more information on participating, visit For questions, contact Lane Slagle at

The International Science Education Conference
Maui, HI
January 1-5, 2017
The International Science Education Conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. In addition to the Science Education Conference, an Academic Conference on Business and a Conference on Education will be held on the same days, at the same venue. One registration fee will allow you to workshops and resources from all three events. Early registration ends on December 6, 2016. 

Congressional App Challenge
July 18, 2016 - November 2, 2016
The Congressional App Challenge is a bipartisan congressional initiative to improve student engagement in coding and computer science. Particular efforts are made to engage those students from groups and regions that are underrepresented in the tech community. Students may create their apps on any platform, working alone or in teams of up to four. Winning apps are selected by local judges. Student winners will be honored by their Congressional representatives and have their apps put on display in the Capitol Building. Learn more at
Pacific Northwest Programs in The Connectory
Burke Museum - Girls in Science
The Middle School Girls in Science program provides a collaborative and supportive environment for girls in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of STEM fields such as oceanography, neuroscience, biology, and spectroscopy. Participants meet one Saturday each month to learn from female scientists at the Burke Museum and the University of Washington. Together, they conduct experiments with plants, learn to measure light, examine zooplankton under a microscope, and discover how the brain works (topics subject to change). Dates as follows (participants must attend all meetings): September 24, October 15, November 26, December 10, January 14, February 25, March 18, April 22, May 13. All meetings are 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Join The Connectory to collaborate with other STEM program providers and promote your STEM opportunities to families. Follow the steps below to a dd your programs and opportunities:
  1. Join: Make an account profile 
  2. Create: Add your organization/program
  3. Approval: Your program listing will be approved so it can be searched for by program providers
  4. Add: Add all your STEM opportunities
  5. Approval: Your time-bound opportunities will be approved so they can be searched for by families
  6. Discover: Search for other programs providers to connect with
FabFems Spotlight
FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire our future generations. Encourage girls to visit FabFems to search profiles, connect with role models, and find resources on career pathways. 'Like' us on  Facebook , 'follow' our  Twitter  feed, and help fill our boards on  Pinterest.
Tatyana Arbouzova

Meet Tatyana, Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA. She is an entrepreneurial artist who designs handmade European Fashions for kids ages 2-7. On the weekend, she is growing her business, Krochez Moi. She enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures. She been to over 15 countries and enjoys cooking various world cuisines. Read more about Tatyana and connect with her at: 

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If you are a role model, submit  a profile on to show girls what you do and what you are passionate about.
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The National Girls Collaborative Project™ is partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, GSE/EXT: National Girls Collaborative Project: Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce, Grant No. HRD-1532643.



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