National Girls Collaborative Project
NGCP E-Newsletter
January 2009

in this issue
  • NGCP Updates
  • Regional Collaborative News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Resources

  • NGCP Updates
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    New Search Features in the NGCP Program Directory
    An advanced search option is now available for NGCP Program Directory users. The advanced search allows users to locate programs by populations served, collaboration interests, and service delivery format. The service delivery format is especially useful for parents and educators looking for after school programs, summer offerings, special events, and more. ?adv

    NGCP February Webcast
    Best Practices in Creating Successful Collaborations: Lessons Learned from the National Girls Collaborative Project
    February 11, 2009
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

    NGCP uses a number of strategic activities to encourage collaboration among girl-serving STEM projects and programs. This webcast will examine the key elements of effective collaboration by providing lessons learned from NGCP project staff and partners.
    Register: http://

    Regional Collaborative News

    Great Lakes Girls Collaborative-Indiana Kickoff Event
    The Grea t Lakes Girls Collaborative Project (GLGCP) will host the Indiana Kick-Off Event on February 21, 2009, at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. If members of your organizations or agency are interested in increasing capacity to involve girls in STEM through collaboration with others, attend to find out about NGCP and GLGCP, network with others, and learn about mini-grant opportunities.
    Register: eventid=113

    Regional Collaboratives Currently Offering Mini-Grants
    A number of regional collaboratives are currently accepting mini-grant applications from collaborating programs in their state or region. NGCP mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices.

    • Northeastern mini-grants close January 21, 2009
    • Kentucky mini-grants close January 31, 2009
    • Maine mini-grants close January 31, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    SITE 2009 International Conference
    Charleston, South Carolina
    March 2-6, 2009

    The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) have organized this annual forum to offer numerous opportunities to share ideas, explore current research, and to network with field leaders.

    NAPE's 30th Annual Professional Development Institute
    Arlington, Virginia
    March 28 - April 2, 2009

    This spring, Women Work! and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity will once again bring experts from the workforce development community to Washington, DC, for three days of professional development, networking, and advocacy opportunities.

    WEPAN 2009 National Conference
    Center Stage: Effective Strategies for Recruitment and Talent Development
    Austin, Texas
    June 17-19, 2009

    The Women in Engineering ProActive Network's (WEPAN) national conference gathers over 200 professionals annually to translate the most current research into best practices. Recurring and emerging issues are addressed by participants representing industry, community college and universities, K-12 and informal education, policy makers, and other advocates.

    AGELE 30th Annual National Conference
    Educational Equity for the 21st Century: Increasing Achievement for All
    Los Angeles, California
    August 1-3, 2009

    The 2009 Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) National Conference will be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Los Angeles. The planning team is developing a conference program that will include keynote speakers, concurrent themed sessions, exhibits, and other activities. Proposals are due March 1, 2009.


    New AWE Project Resources
    Visit to see new Applying Research to Practice (ARP) Resources on Mentoring, Self-Efficacy in STEM, and Motivational Factors in STEM: Interest and Academic Self Concept. ARP Resources replace the Assessing Women and Men in Engineering (AWE) Overviews and are a project of Society of Women Engineers AWE and NAE CASEE. The revised AWE Data Entry Templates for pre-college surveys are also now available. The templates offer a place to record responses to the AWE pre-college surveys and a guide to creating graphs and statistics for use in evaluating the activity and reports. These resources and tools are available for download at

    Sounds of Progress Radio Series Available Online
    WAMC Northeast Public Radio's series, The Sounds of Progress: The Changing Role of Girls and Women in Science and Engineering, is now available through WAMC's Women in Science Web site. Listen to the series as streaming audio, download a podcast, or request a free CD set. Supported by NSF, the series highlights the role of women, past and present, in science and engineering education and careers.

    Great Science for Girls
    Working with afterschool centers around the country Great Science for Girls delivers curricula, research, and professional development and consulting services to help promote the concept that science is, indeed, a "girl thing." Offering evidence-based programs with proven effectiveness, GSG provides listings of useful Web sites for girls and practitioners, role models/mentors, professional development, families, and organizations, as well as research on the most effective practices in afterschool and STEM.

    Free Science Teaching Resources Online
    Federal Resources for Educational Excellence connects visitors to a number of free online teaching resources for science education. Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education is a database of materials for teaching earth science concepts. Ocean Service Education provides online tutorials on corals, currents, estuaries, geodesy, pollution, and tides. And Science of Spectroscopy features a wiki-based effort to tell the story of spectroscopy - the use of light to study matter.

    NGCP Program Directory - Register your Program Today!
    The online Program Directory lists organizations and 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. When you sign up for the Program Directory you will enter your program description, resources available within your organization, program, and/or organizational needs and contact information. Over 1,000 active programs are registered in the NGCP Program Directory, so it continues to be one of the best ways to collaborate online with other girl-serving STEM organizations.

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    American Association of University Women (AAUW) members across the country are serving as Regional Liaisons for the National Girls Collaborative Project. These Regional Liaisons help the people involved in the NGCP to make connections - to one another, to resources on gender equity, and to AAUW.

    AWE is the Assessing Women and Men in Engineering Project, which provides exportable assessment instruments, literature resources, and methodologies for Women in Engineering and similar programs. AWE is developing resources for use by K-12 STEM programs as part of NGCP services.

    National Girls Collaborative Project logo

    The goal of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to maximize access to shared resources within projects and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls' participation in STEM.

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