October 21 &
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol
NGCP brings together organizations throughout the United States that are
committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.
The Collaboration Conference is an opportunity for representatives from
these organizations to connect and learn from each other and national
level experts. Visit the Conference Web site to read about our presenters.
to funding provided by the Noyce Foundation, NGCP is able to provide
the opportunity for 50 practitioners, representing 25 organizations
serving girls in STEM, to attend the Collaboration Conference at no
cost. Scholarships will be provided to teams of two from selected
Regional collaborative leadership members will
be in attendance as well as representatives from a wide variety of NGCP
partners. For more information, please visit the Conference Web site.
|Regional Collaborative News
Second Annual Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Conference
On June 21, 2010, the Kentucky Girls STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Collaborative,
in partnership with the University of Louisville, held its Second
Annual Conference, "STEM Innovations: Next Generation, Pathways to
Success for Girls," at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. Over
100 educators, business and community leaders, parents and girls came
together to explore up-and-coming career opportunities in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics and to learn proactive steps to helping
girls overcome roadblocks to their success in these fields.
|Regional Collaborative Events
Annual Conference of the Indiana-Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Project
Terre Haute, IN
September 30, 2010
The Indiana-Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Project
is hosting their first Annual Conference. The overall goal of this
conference is to extend and sustain collaboration in Indiana of
girls-serving STEM project and programs. Mini grantees will present
their projects and sessions for networking and professional development
activities will be offered.
Engineering Gets Girls "Dancing"
Jitter Bugs became a fast favorite for girls participating in the
"GECOS" (Girls Engineering Club of ScienceWorks) after school program at
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
in Ashland, Oregon. Customized creatures developed from an electric
motor and controlled by girls, danced around when the circuit was
completed. The GECOS program, sponsored in part by a mini-grant from
the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project and in collaboration
with the Ashland branch
of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), engaged 36
elementary and middle school girls in designing and creating STEM
learning projects. Other activities included fun with Lego Mindstorm
robots, MIT based Crickets, Wind Turbine Technology, and much more.
Engineering for Girls at ScienceWorks
|Upcoming STEM Events
National Career and Technical Education Equity Conference
September 16-17, 2010
The Conference will allow career and technical education professionals
from across the nation to showcase innovative
programs/services/techniques that enhance the effectiveness and
visibility of Career and Technical Education.
2010 National Conference for Science and Technology Out-of-School Time
Universal City, California
September 22-24, 2010
This conference, hosted by the Coalition for Science After School and
Project Exploration, will highlight developments in the field of science
after school with a focus on access and equity issues. The five topic
strands include Curriculum and Pedagogy, Professional Development,
Evaluation and Assessment, Research and Policy, and Partnerships,
Networks and Systemic Pathways.
ASTC 2010 Annual Conference,
Science Centers as Wayfinders to New Horizons
October 2-5, 2010
The Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference, hosted
by the Bishop Museum, provides science center professionals from across
the globe with an intimate forum to exchange ideas and discuss the
field's leading issues. With over 100 conference sessions, participants
are challenged to explore ways of making science centers more essential
to their communities.
USA Science & Engineering Festival
Festival Dates: October 10-24, 2010
Partner Spotlight: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) will sponsor 11 highly informative,
interactive exhibits in the Festival's Expo this October at the National
Mall in Washington, DC. The exhibits explore how physicists are
harnessing energy from the sun to make clean and renewable energy. See a
car that can run on water and sunlight, and much more.
Students and teachers are encouraged to stop by the Department of Energy's Office of Science exhibit to see and use ScienceEducation.gov, a new search tool for browsing thousands of free and reliable science education resources.
The 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool
October 21, 2010
Registration is open for Lights On Afterschool. More than one million
Americans celebrate Lights On Afterschool at 7,500 events nationwide.
Register now and be part of this important effort to call attention to
the importance of afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire
them to learn, and help working families.
First Annual STEMtech Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2010
The League for Innovation is proud to announce the first annual STEMtech
STEMtech is an interactive learning experience with a strong focus on
STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering, mathematics - in
general education and workforce training and in technology use across
the institution. STEM Tracks and Tec Tracks are available as is an
online web seminar to complement the conference.
Hosted by Polk State College, Santa Fe College, University of Central
Florida, and Valencia Community College.
2010 SWE Literature Review
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has released a comprehensive review
of the most impactful STEM- related literature. The compilation spans
the past nine years of the SWE Magazine annual reviews of social science
literature on women in engineering. The reviews provide expert analysis
of published documents in the engineering and technology fields with a
focus on women's issues, ranging from work/life balance to outreach to
diversity in higher education.
2010 SWE Literature Review
National Center for Women and IT
By the Numbers: Statistics about Women and IT.
This NCWIT-produced resource presents the most compelling statistics on
women's participation in computing and information technology, on a
NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) is a
coalition of over 200 prominent corporations, academic institutions,
government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's
participation in information technology (IT). NCWIT believes that
inspiring more women to choose IT careers will create a larger and more
competitive workforce, and will foster the design of technology that is
as broad and creative as the population it serves. NCWIT's work spans
K-12 and higher education through industry, academic and entrepreneurial
careers, offering resources for every segment of the
WEPAN Knowledge Center
The WEPAN Knowledge Center (WKC) is one year old! The WKC is an online
resource for research, best practices, and professional communities
dedicated to advancing all women in engineering.
Great Science for Girls Updated Web site
Great Science for Girls (GSG) has updated their Web site with several
new resources. The Family Page provides links and information on GSG.
The new "Taking Action" section is filled with tools, resources, and
support material to help strengthen your program. Also updated is a way
to subscribe to the GSG listserve to exchange information, questions,
ideas and best practices.
Access to Advancement Series - New Story!
The story features Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
(SCI-VIS). SCI-VIS is a week long camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket
Center in Huntsville, Alabama that helps middle and high school students
who are blind or have low vision to learn about space and space-related
technology. Access to Advancement is funded by the National Science
Foundation's Research in Disabilities Education program. The series airs
on WAMC's The Best of Our Knowledge and 51% radio programs. Find the
Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement Webinar Series
August 10, 2010, 3:30-5:00 PM (EDT)
The U.S. Department of
Education presents the third webinar in the series -- Data Driven:
Making Student and School Data Accessible and Meaningful to Families.
The webinar will take a look at practical examples of how districts and
schools are using data to engage families in their children's education.
The webinar will also introduce tools that enable practitioners,
districts, and schools to incorporate data into their own family
Data Driven: Making Student and School Data Accessible and Meaningful To Families Webinar
NGCP Program Directory - Register your
The online Program Directory lists
programs that focus on motivating girls to
STEM careers. The purpose of the directory
organizations and individuals network, share
resources, and collaborate on STEM-related
for girls. When you sign up for the Program
you will enter your program description,
available within your organization, program
organizational needs, and contact
Camfed Fights Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by Educating Girls and Empowering Women to become Leaders of Change
week in Washington DC, Abigail Kaindu, an alumnus of Camfed's
scholarship program from rural Zambia and now a champion for change in
her country, is participating in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: President Obama's Forum with Young African Leaders, a unique event designed to highlight a "new generation of Africans who will shape sub-Saharan Africa's next 50 years."
Association of University
(AAUW) members across the
country are serving as
Regional Liaisons for the National
Collaborative Project. These
Liaisons help the people involved
in the NGCP
to make connections - to one
resources on gender equity, and to
is the Assessing Women and Men
Project, which provides exportable
instruments, literature resources,
for Women in Engineering and
similar programs. AWE is developing
use by K-12 STEM programs as part of
The goal of the National Girls
is to maximize access to shared
projects and with public and private
organizations and institutions
expanding girls' participation in
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