January 2013
Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce 


CalGirls News

Dear CalGirls Member,


Happy New Year!  We hope that 2013 is full of great collaborations for you, your organization and your community to further advance women and girls in STEM education.  


You still have time to submit a mini-grant application to help get a new collaboration off the ground!



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Mini-Grant Applications
We are accepting Mini-Grant applications through February 1, 2013.

Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, a
nd share exemplary practices. Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000. 
When you have registered a program in the Directory, identified a mini-grant project, chosen one or more collaborating programs from the Program Directory, and know which of your own programs will serve as the lead program, you are ready to apply for a mini-grant. 

In order to apply for a mini-grant:
 At least two programs from different organizations must collaborate on the mini-grant project.
All programs/organizations collaborating on the mini-grant must be registered in the NGCP Program Directory.
The applicant must choose one of her/his pr
ograms to be the lead program.
The project must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment.
The collaborating programs must be from California.
The decision date is March 1st, 2013.
Project must participate in NGCP evaluation requirements.
Funded projects must agree to participate in the CalGirlS annual conference.
Project must serve a majority of girls and demonstrate a "promising practice". Recipients should be prepared to share the practice through forums, webcasts, on-line resources, etc.
For more information:  http://www.ngcproject.org/mini-grants
50 Resources to Advance Women in STEM
Recently the NGCP distributed a great list of organizations, projects and resources that promote women and girls in STEM.  The list is compiled on the Coalition for Science After School's blog.
Make sure you have these organizations on your radar as together we strive for gender equity in science learning and the STEM fields!
WGBH Design Squad Training
There is still time to register for this FREE training!  

The California Girls in STEM (CalGirlS) and the Emmy award-winning PBS' Design Squad Nation will host a one-day training to discuss how together we can boost girls' interest in engineering using multimedia resources and activities from PBS' Design Squad Nation. We invite members of the education and engineering communities - including, but not limited to, afterschool providers, school administrators, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, members of professional organizations, K-12 educators, and university educators to join us! When participants leave the training, they will have a clear sense of purpose and several collaborative opportunities penciled into their calendar - and the resources to inspire girls' interest!


Date: January 17th 2013
Location: San Leandro Public Library
300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577
Time: 10 AM -2 PM 

For questions about this event please email Anna Hohos (anna_hohos@wgbh.org). 

About NGCP and CalGirlS
  The goals of the National Girls Collaborative Project are to:
  • Strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes and products.
  • Increase the effectiveness of Collaboratives by providing professional development focused on sustainability, organizational effectiveness and shared leadership to more effectively deliver services to girl-serving STEM organizations.
  • Maximize K-12 school counselors' access to and use of relevant, high-quality resources that increase awareness of barriers to girls' interest and engagement in STEM.
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to be the collaborative lead with the National Girls Collaborative Project as its California affiliate - California Girls in STEM (CalGirlS).
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