Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

 

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

APPLY TO BE A PROJECT SPLASH EDUCATOR
Educators Applications are now open for the Project Splash training in Corvalis, OR. This training will take place March 18-20, 2013 and will be co-hosted by the STEM Academy at Oregon State University (OSU). Apply online here.     

Participants of the
Project Splash educator training will gain hands-on experience with WaterBotics activities as they learn how to implement a one-week summer program for middle and high school girls. Educators learn new robotics curriculum, exemplary practices in gender equity and engineering messaging, and strategies and tools for implementing a successful summer program. The educator training will include a three-day in-person workshop plus three informational webinars to prepare organizations and their instructors for Summer 2013 programs.

 

As part of the Project Splash educator cohort, participants will have access to online support and course management tools, updated curriculum, and additional resource materials. Participating programs are also eligible to rent kits as they are available. Following the training, participants will receive guidance and support throughout the planning and implementation of the one-week summer robotics program.

 

Training locations:

Corvalis, OR, Date: March 18-20, 2013

Spokane, WA, Date: TBD

 

Additional webinar sessions will be held in the spring to support participating organizations in preparation for their programs.

 

To apply for the 2013 Project Splash Educator Training, click here

 

2013 PROJECT SPLASH SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR GIRLS

Project Splash Underwater LEGO robotics summer programs will be held throughout Oregon and Washington in the summer of 2013. Educators trained in the 2012 and 2013 trainings will host these Project Splash programs at their organizations and facilities.

In Project Splash programs, girls work in teams to create fully submersible robots using LEGOs that complete a series of missions in a large pool. The program provides girls the opportunity to explore technology, design working robots, and learn how engineering can make the world a better place. Girls gain 
exposure to technology and science concepts, new people and interests, and career options through activities and role models.  

 

Project Splash summer programs will be listed at www.projectsplash.org as the information becomes available. If you would like to host a summer program, please send an e-mail inquiry and we will try to connect you with Project Splash educators in your area. Contact Laura Enman at lenman@edlabgroup.org

 

About Project Splash

Project Splash is an exciting opportunity hosted by the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project to bring underwater LEGO robotics programs to the Pacific Northwest. Project Splash is the regional implementation of WaterBotics, a 5-year scale-up project funded by the National Science Foundation

 

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