Friday, September 21, 2012

As we end our week-long celebration of collaboration, we highlight our local and regional Collaboratives. The organizations selected to host local Collaboratives are impressive in their knowledge, experience, and diversity. As a group, the local Collaboratives have an extensive network of organizations and individuals engaged in pursuing this common goal and the opportunity to share with and learn from each other. They vary in focus areas and populations served, and include higher education institutions, community-based organizations, and private non-profits, all working to increase gender equity in STEM fields. Convening organizations facilitate active leadership teams consisting of individuals interested in making a difference for girls in their state.


The National Girls Collaborative Project facilitates 28 Collaboratives serving 38 states. Reach out to your local Collaborative. Participate in our Collaboration Nation!   

Collaboratives and Convening Organizations

Arizona: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona   

NGCP MapCalifornia: Lawrence Hall of Science
Colorado: Cool Girls Science and Art Club and Skyline High School
Connecticut: Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Florida: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Georgia: University of West Georgia
Great Plains (ND, SD): North Dakota State College of Science
Illinois: Northern Illinois University
Indiana: College of Technology, Indiana State University
Kentucky: AMSTEMM, University of Kentucky
Louisiana: Sci-Port LOUISIANA'S Science Center
Maine: Women's Resource Center, University of Maine
MAGIC (DC, DE, MD, VA): Women in Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Michigan: Michigan After-School Partnership
Missouri: Missouri AfterSchool Network
Montana: Montana EPSCoR, Montana State University
New Jersey: New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition
New Mexico: Young Women in Computing, New Mexico State University
North Carolina: Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Pacific Northwest (AK, HI, ID, OR, WA): EdLab Group
Pennsylvania: California University of Pennsylvania
Southern New England (MA, RI): Science Club for Girls and Tech Collective
Tennessee: Girls Raised in Tennessee Science, Middle Tennessee State University
Texas: Women in Engineering Program, University of Texas at Austin


The Status of STEM in Your State

Change the Equation logoChange the Equation (CTEq) Vital Signs
CTEq recently unveiled its 2012 Vital Signs, which measure the health of K-12 STEM learning, state by state. Created in collaboration with the American Institutes for Research, Vital Signs offer the most comprehensive available picture of STEM in your state-the demand for and supply of STEM skills, what states expect of students, students' access to learning opportunities, and the resources schools and teachers have to do their work. Vital Signs was made possible by generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 


STEM Connector State Resources
STEM Connector has partnered with The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America (ASTRA) and Innovate + Educate to create STEM State Connector profiles and State STEM Ed Report Cards. Report cards include jobs data, information on STEM diversity, and educational rankings.


Expanding Your Horizons - Conferences for Girls Across the Nation

Expanding Your Horzons LogoThe mission of Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Through EYH Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges. The Network's programs are developed based on the following assumptions:


  1. In order to increase the participation of women in STEM careers, there must be an increase in the pool of qualified women.
  2. In order for young women to have the option to enter STEM careers, they need to choose to take
    the appropriate mathematics and science courses in high school.
  3. Intervention strategies are needed that increase the participation of girls in STEM by nurturing
    enjoyment and confidence in STEM subjects, and by connecting the value of mathematics to career opportunities, by providing career role models, and by actively encouraging girls to persevere in mathematics coursework.

The EYH Network (formerly the Math/Science Network), started in 1974 as an informal group of women scientists and educators in the San Francisco Bay Area who were concerned about low female participation in math courses. They began planning coordinated efforts to strengthen their individual programs and establish mutual support on a volunteer basis.


In 2010, The EYH Network was named recipient of the prestigious National Science Board Public Service Award as an organization that has made significant contributions and impact in public understanding of STEM. We are a membership-supported organization and your financial support will help bring EYH conferences to more areas. We are always looking for partnerships and support! Collaborate with EYH by:


  • Volunteering to be on a local EYH conference planning committee. Not sure if an EYH conference is located near you? Visit the EYH website and select your state. You will see all EYH conferences located in your state. If there is not an EYH, start one! Contact us to learn how.
  • Leading a STEM-themed hands-on workshop at any one of our 86+ EYH conferences. We can help you create the perfect informative and engaging workshop to help teenage girls explore new STEM-focused career possibilities.
  • If you work for a large corporation, tell them about EYH and ask for a corporate donation to the EYH Network. We are also looking for corporate volunteer engagement partnerships.
  • Serving as a keynote speaker and role model to the young women who attend our EYH conferences.
  • Encouraging the middle- and high-school girls you know to sign up for their local EYH. 


We have many ways for you to collaborate with us. Please email us at or call us at 510-430-2222. 

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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