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PNWGCP E-Newsletter
May 2011

  • PNWGCP Updates
  • Events and Opportunities
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  • PNWGCP Updates
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    Mini-Grant Applications Now Open
    NGCP mini-grants are designed to enhance access to and build collaboration between programs and resources. Thanks to generous funding from Cray, Inc., mini-grant applications are being accepted for the Seattle Metro area until May 19, 2011 with decisions by May 27, 2011. Mini-grant application resources, including a sample application, research based strategies, and evaluation requirements are available online at

    Collaborating for Change:Strengthening Our Collective Capacity to Engage Girls in STEM
    June 22, 2011; 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Bellevue, WA
    The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project invites program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, K-12 teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education to join us for a professional development forum and to meet new colleagues and to identify collaboration opportunities.

    This forum will be held in conjunction with the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Annual National Conference. Participants can choose from sessions designed specifically with their needs in mind or attend other relevant WEPAN sessions offered during afternoon breakout sessions. Workshop topics and presenter information can be found on the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Web site.


    Programs can apply to showcase their project or organization during the WEPAN Showcase. Apply by June 1, 2011.

    Events and Opportunities

    A STEM Agenda: Connecting STEM with Workforce Education
    May 19 - 20, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    The STEM Agenda conference will bring together educators, business and labor representatives to create specific action steps that will make STEM-based, career-related learning opportunities more widely available to students and educators.

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    NGCP Webcast Archive: Engaging and Supporting Latinas in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    Practitioners from informal and formal education discuss strategies and programming ideas for engaging and supporting Latinas in STEM. Presenters: Melissa Cigarroa and Lisa Chappa of the Imaginarium of South Texas and Melissa Hosten and Andria Disney of TI Inspire, a program in the Chandler Arizona Unified School District.
    Access the archive of this webcast:

    Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
    The Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) maintains a diverse array of programs to support space science and engineering education from middle school through graduate school. The Web site features local and national resources for educators, parents, students, and researchers and includes a complete listing of local science centers, planetariums, observatories, and educator resource centers.

    Media and Informal Science Learning
    Media and Informal Science Learning is a National Science Foundation-funded Web site that features the best practices in innovative, media-based science education programs and concepts. The site also includes a wiki database of articles on the relationship between media and informal science learning.

    Washington STEM
    Washington STEM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing innovation, equity, and excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Washington STEM offers grants, event listings, training videos, and acts as a catalyst for change in policy making decisions.

    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.

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    The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) brings together organizations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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