Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

February 2014

The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) brings together

organizations committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in

science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

PNWGCP Updates  

The PNWGCP Welcomes New Leadership Team Members

The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project is pleased to welcome Annette Anderson, Susan Bradshaw, Julia Cannell, and Monica Feliu-Mojer to the PNWGCP Leadership Team. The PNWGCP Leadership Team members bring STEM, program management expertise, and diverse representation to the PNWGCP's work. We are seeking folks interested in serving from Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho in order to more completely represent the geographical reach of the PNWGCP. Contact Nimisha Ghosh Roy,, for more information. 


Annette Anderson is the Director of Curriculum at UW Bothell. Annette provides support and oversight for new program and curriculum development. She is also involved in research for equity education for the Black Education Strategy Roundtable, an advisory group to the Governor's Commission on African American Affairs, which works to develop, support and advance new policies and programs to help Black students succeed at all levels of education in Washington state.  



Susan Bradshaw is the Program Manager for the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing. Sue's position combines her passion for education and its role in the workforce and is vital to ensuring that the CoE runs smoothly. CoE develops resources and training and works with industry and Washington's 34 community and technical colleges to create results. The CoE's purpose facilitates the growth of aerospace manufacturing jobs and the training of skilled labor in Washington state.


Julia Cannell is the Public Programs Manager at the Museum of Flight. Having grown up in an aviation family, she received her pilot's license at age 17 and studied flight technology at Central Washington University. After college she spent 15 years as a foster parent and became interested in using aviation as a platform to inspire her children, and the children she worked with. Joining the Museum of Flight gave her an opportunity to combine her passions and produce events like "Women Fly!" that help inspire girls to pursue careers that they may not have otherwise considered.


Monica Feliu-Mojer is the Outreach Programs Manager for the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Monica is also the vice-director and news editor of Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization that brings together scientists to promote science awareness among the general public, to foster the next generations of Latino scientists, and improve formal science education.  

FabFems Spotlight

FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire our future generations. Encourage girls to visit FabFems to search profiles, connect with role models, and find resources on career pathways. To get more involved, 'like' our Facebook page, 'follow' our Twitter feed, and help fill our boards on Pinterest.  


Meet Deborah, Project Manager at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She works on the clean-up of Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most radiologically contaminated site. She enjoys working for the Department of Ecology because it allows her to serve Washington's public by assuring that cleanup is done consistent with State and Federal regulations and guidelines. She also enjoys running, and has run marathons to financially support non-profit organizations.FabFems Logo


Learn more about Deborah at: 


If you are a role model, submit a profile on to show girls what you do and what you are passionate about. 

Events and Opportunities    


Seattle, WA

February 28, 2014; 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Girls are invited to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from women who are airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers, and engineers. Aomawa Shields, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Astronomy and the Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington is the keynote speaker for this event. Aomawa is a FabFem, to learn more about her visit her profile. For more information and to register contact 


Northwest Girls Coalition Resource Fair 

Seattle, WA

March 1, 2014; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Participants are invited to visit tables hosted by local girl-serving organizations. Registration is free.


WiSE Conference: Building a Culture of WiSE Leaders 

Seattle, WA

March 1, 2014; 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Women in Science and Engineering Conference offers educational and professional enrichment, bringing pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women.  



Seattle, WA

March 8, 2014

At STEMTASTIC, learn about what STEM means, why you should care about it, and how it can help you find a great job. Local organizations will be on hand to talk about options for education, tutoring, college prep, and after school programs.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference
Edmonds, WA
March 25, 2014; 7:30 AM - 1:25 PM 
EYH aims to increase young women's interest in science, technology, and math (STEM); foster awareness of career opportunities in STEM; and provide opportunities for young women to meet and interact with role models active in STEM fields.

Build Your Future

Monroe, WA

April 30, 2014; 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Build Your Future is a hands-on career fair for construction and advanced manufacturing. The career fair will showcase higher education, specialized trade skills training, and employment in construction and advanced manufacturing in Snohomish County. 



AccessComputing Alliance Funding Opportunity

The AccessComputing Alliance is offering funding to support summer research internships to undergraduate research students with disabilities. Application deadline is March 15, 2014. 


Alaska Tsunami Education Program

The Alaska Tsunami Education Program blends Alaska Native knowledge and science instruction. This hands-on program includes standard-aligned classroom lessons, interactive multimedia, and mapping projects for grades K-12 that will give students an opportunity to learn the science of tsunamis in a culturally relevant context. 


BioQuest Academy

Seattle BioMed is accepting applications from high school juniors to their summer BioQuest Academy. At this free, 2-week program, students will learn the lab skills used in biomedical research and global health. Application deadline is April 1, 2014. 


BioMed is also seeking scientists with micro-or molecular biology backgrounds who can mentor for a week in this program. Please contact Dr. Marilyn Parsons, if you have questions or can assist.


Discovery Center of Idaho

Online resources include information regarding how to plan a visit to the Discovery Center, delving into activities like the Star Lab, getting step-by-step science lessons, curwikilum, and instructions on how to invite a Discovery Center educator to come to your classroom to present a lesson. 


Imagine Tomorrow

Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th-12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. Students research complex topics related to renewable energy, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. Registration opens March 3, 2014 and closes April 1, 2014.


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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