Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

August 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  

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Million Women Mentors Commitment

The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project is thrilled to announce our region's commitment to the Million Women Mentors (MWM) Initiative!


As a collaborative, we bring together organizations throughout the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in STEM. 


We know the impact that mentors have on youth in the Pacific Northwest and are committed to leveraging our network to get 3,000 mentor pledges over the course of the next four years.

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

Julia Meo


Meet Dr. Julia Meo, a Research Scientist with Nanoport Technologies in Seattle. Dr. Meo was trained as a classical ballet dancer and everyone assumed she would pursue this as her career. Upon entering college, she found a love for the math and science and surprised everyone when she continued to study Astrophysics and pursued an advanced degree in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. She continues to be passionate about math, science, and data as well as encouraging girls to be confident about their journey into STEM fields. Learn more about Dr. Julia Meo at: 

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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    

Engineer It! Weekend

August 22-24, 2014

Seattle, WA

At this event attendees will connect with professional engineers and surveyors and engage in hands-on exploration of the science that designs, moves, builds, and powers our society. 


STEM Back-to-School Day
August 23, 2014; 10:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Seattle, WA
The Museum of Flight is hosting a day-long event dedicated to informing students and their parents about new STEM opportunities in education and careers. Parents will learn more about how to help their children develop their interests in STEM topics and help them make better choices about future careers in STEM. 


GeekGirlCon Annual Convention

October 11-12, 2014 

Seattle, WA

GeekGirlCon is an organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contribution of women in all aspects of geek culture. The convention will feature programming, panels, workshops, and gaming as well as special events. 


The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back: Making Learning Personal

October 27-28, 2014

Seattle, WA 

This conference brings together education and community leaders serving youth both in and out of school. The conference aims to strengthen partnerships between the formal education system and afterschool and youth development programs at all levels.  



Career Cornerstone Center

The Career Cornerstone Center website has information for girls and women who are interested in exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. The website offers ideas for networking, exploring STEM via summer projects, scouting, and teacher resources. 


Made with Code

Made with Code is an initiative to teach middle and high school girls to code. The website features coding events for girls, videos of mentors, and coding resources for girls, parents, and teachers. Add your events to the Made with Code Directory. 


The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers is a PBS NOVA web series that provides information regarding cutting-edge science and engineering, the people who do this work, and the things they do when their lab coats come off. The website includes a teachers guide with tips on how to incorporate the web series into the classroom. 


Women Technologists Count: Recommendation and Best Practices to Retain Women in Computing
This report by the Anita Borg Institute uses research on gender and retention to offer ten recommendations for improving the retention of women in the technical workforce. 


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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EdLab Group

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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