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  

Thank you for your Support! 

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) through the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG event! 


You can continue to support the PNWGCP and help increase the quality and quantity of STEM programming for girls in our region by donating through our EdLab page


The PNWGCP is Seeking Champions Board Members

The PNWGCP is seeking Champions Board members to provide expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts. Contact Nimisha at to learn how you can join the PNWGCP Champions Board.

FabFems Spotlight

Meet Alix, Fisheries Biologist at Spokane Tribe of Indians. She is passionate about the outdoors and protecting fisheries resources. She also enjoys working outdoors, sports, and petsLearn more about Alix 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    

STEM Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts

July 12-15, 2014

Vancouver, BC

This conference brings together educators and researchers from schools, universities, colleges, businesses, and industries to share and discuss innovative practices and research initiatives to advance STEM education.

Washington Association for Career and Technical Edu
cation (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. 


Girls Rock Summer Science

August 11-14, 2014

Juneau, AK

At this summer program, girls will explore a wide-range of topics in science and engineering. Activities include making a robot dance, making a night light, and experimenting with chemistry.


Nano Camp 2014

August 11-15th, 2014

Seattle, WA

Participants will engage in hands-on experiments, learn how to use a Scanning Electron Microscope, meet professionals working in nanotechnology, and go on industry tours. Application deadline is June 2, 2014.


Frank Der Yuen Aviation Scholarship

The Frank Der Yuen Aviation Scholarship offers financial grants to Hawaii residents who have been accepted, or are enrolled in an aviation-related program at an accredited trade school, college, or university. Application deadline is June 15, 2014.


Heritage University holds Expanding Your Horizons (EHY) Conference

On May 17, 2014, Heritage University hosted an EYH conference where girls participated in hands-on courses taught by women with jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The aim of this event is to foster young girls' enthusiasm for STEM careers, inform them of professions and opportunities, and encourage them to continue their studies in STEM to reach their goals.


Innovative Young Women

Two sixth grade girls from Seabury Middle School in Tacoma, WA won Startup Weekend. The girls created a computer game that could teach kids to code. 


Northwest Missouri State University Online Workshop Series 

Northwest Missouri State University is offering a free, online workshop series, "The Awesome Scratch, Snap! & App Inventor Online Workshop Spectacular!" to help educators teach students cool technologies. Workshop tracks include Scratch, Snap! and App Inventor.


Teach Kids to Code with Scratch

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world.


Young Women in STEM Symposium 

On May 8, 2014, the Technology Access Foundation (TAF) hosted its 2nd Annual Young Women in STEM Symposium. The event began with a talk from TAF Co-Founder and Executive Director, Trish Millines Dziko. Presentations throughout the day focused on the themes of dreaming big and reaching for the stars.


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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