Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

June 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  

PNWGCP_Enews_Project Splash Camp Photo Project Splash: Back for its Second Summer at the University of Washington

The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) is excited to announce a new partnership with Boeing for the second annual Project Splash Camp at the UW Summer Youth Program. Project Splash is weeklong camp where high school girls design, build, program, test, and redesign underwater robots made of LEGOs. In this innovative, underwater robotics program, creativity and confidence thrive as girls create a community where they can explore engineering and programming activities.
Through Boeing's support and partnership, we will be hosting a community showcase at the end of camp for friends, family, and community members to celebrate the successes of camp participants. Female Boeing engineers will also be in attendance throughout the camp, serving as role models and sharing their experiences and inspirational stories with camp participants.
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Because of this partnership with Boeing, the PNWGCP, and the UW Summer Youth Program have increased their capacity to serve girls in our community! Thank you Boeing!
Watch this video to learn about the impact of Project Splash camps throughout the Pacific Northwest. Visit the Project Splash page to learn more.


Oregon Girls STEM Collaborative E-newsletter
The Oregon Girls STEM Collaborative will begin sending out a Collaborative e-newsletter. The e-newsletter seeks to support efforts in gender and diversity related issues in STEM fields. Members of the listserv receive information about the NGCP and the Collaborative, as well as information from other local programs and organizations that may be valuable for STEM-related programs, including funding opportunities, resources, and upcoming events. Join their mailing list.  

FabFems Spotlight

Meet Megan, Associate Professor in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Boise State University. One of her favorite things about being a scientist is sharing her understanding of the physical world with her children. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and sewing. She has found that being an engineer helps her to figure out a lot when it comes to sewing. To learn more about Megan, visit


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 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.  

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 with standards-based, hands-on activities that involves 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. 


CanTEEN Career Exploration

CanTEEN Career Exploration is a resource aimed at inspiring girls to envision themselves in STEM careers through gaming and online activities. Activities include CanTeen Interactive, Explore Your Future, Livin' It, and Tour Your Future. 

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Engineer Your Life: Advising Your Kids

This website features resources from Engineer Your Life for parents and caregivers to learn more about engineering and to help girls in their lives consider engineering as a career. 


Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Northwest STEM Grant

The SPEAA Northwest Council is accepting applications for grants related to STEM to encourage students to pursue related careers. Northwest STEM grants are for non-profit organizations with at least one Northwest SPEEA member participating as a coach, mentor, or parent. Application deadline is August 15, 2014. 


Thrive by Five Washington Grant

Thrive by Five Washington is accepting letters of interest for grants from its Discoveries from the Field Fund. Thrive by Five Washington awards funds to organizations that help to advance STEM-focused projects within the early learning system and have a collaborative mindset and an action plan. Letters of Interest submission deadline is July 1, 2014. 


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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The EdLab Group is a private, non-profit organization with funding from federal and state governments, private foundations, corporations, and individuals. Our mission is to leverage the power of technology and diversity to transform teaching and learning.  


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