Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

May 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  

Give Big Logo Increase Opportunities for Girls - Donate on May 6! 
Support the National Girls Collaborative Project and the local work of the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project by donating through the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG event. Gifts made on this day will be stretched by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG's corporate sponsors. Visit our donation page to help increase the quality and quantity of STEM programming for girls in the Pacific Northwest!
PNWGCP at the National Girls Collaborative Project Collaboration Institute
Monica Feliu-Mojer and Julia Cannell
engaging in a hands-on activity exploring
the mission and goals of the PNWGCP.
Members of the PNWGCP leadership team  attended the NGCP Collaboration Institute in Kansas City, MO earlier this month. The Collaboration Institute is held for leadership teams from state and regional networks implementing the NGCP model. 
During the Institute, the team heard from local high school girls about role models and the need to increase efforts to counteract stereotypes about girls in STEM.  Training content included gender equity research, event planning and management, working with diverse groups, and exemplary practices.
Contact Nimisha at to learn how you can join the PNWGCP Leadership team or Champions Board.


FabFems Spotlight

Meet Nancy, Design Lead at LiveStories, a company that provides data visualization tools for organizations like Jolkona and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and enjoys writing, traveling, and reading. Learn more about Nancy at:


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' us on Facebook, 'follow' our Twitter feed, and help fill our boards on Pinterest.   

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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    

Washington Women in Trades Career Fair

Seattle, WA

May 9, 2014

The Women in Trades Career Fair is an event aimed at increasing the overall number of women working in the trades and to help fill the imminent gap in the labor force. The event offers hands-on activities designed to introduce women and girls to the possibility of a future career in the trades.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Eastern Idaho Technical College  Expanding Your Horizons Logo

Idaho Falls, ID

May 12, 2014

EYH is a conference for girls (grades 6-8) where they will get a chance to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. The ultimate goal of this conference is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century jobs. 


Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Summer Conference

August 3-6, 2014

Yakima, WA

This conference incorporates relevant speakers and workshops to create a rich professional development opportunity. Topics include how to find and organize valuable internet-based resources, tools to increase productivity and engagement, and underwater robotics. 

The Electric Airplane Challenge Teacher Workshop

August 7, 2014

Tukwila, WA

Attendees will learn how to connect practical applications of aerospace engineering and science and participate in a curriculum model that features standards-based, hands-on activities to involve students in creating solutions to real-world problems. 


Afterschool Matters Fellows featured on National Writing Project Radio

Researchers from the Afterschool Matters Fellowship program were interviewed by National Project Radio. During the interview, fellows discussed the Afterschool Matters STEM Fellowship and the possibilities, potential, and challenges of delivering STEM education in out-of school settings.


Boeing Grants

The Boeing Company provides grants for partnerships that: strengthen STEM pathways for underserved students by implementing evidence-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development; aim at improving educational environments for all students; and promote excellent instruction through evidence-based practices and strong school leadership. Deadline: July 31, 2014.


Reel Grrls Summer Programs

Summer programs include introductory classes in animation and video production, advance digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cinematography and paid opportunities to work on professional film sets.


NGCP Program Directory - Register your Program Today!

The online Program Directory highlights 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. 

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