Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

October 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  

Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

Events and Organizations Empowering Latinas in STEM

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014), Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Leadership Team member, Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer wrote articles highlighting organizations and events aimed at inspiring, supporting, and empowering Latina girls to pursue and succeed in STEM fields for the Cienca Puerto Rico and Borinqueña blogs.


Her articles include Empowering the Next Generation of Latinas in STEM Through Making and Latinas in STEM: Making Bright Futures a Reality.

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.


Meet Eloisa, Senior Program Manager at Planning Communities, LLC. One of Eloisa's goals is to make connections and build excitement around the intersection of health and transportation and to foster equitable, sustainable communities. Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, skiing, traveling, running, gardening, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her friends. To learn more about Eliosa, visit her profile 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    

STEM Out! Into PTE
November 8, 2014; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Nampa, ID
At this full-day event girls will explore the STEM fields within Professional Technical Education (PTE). Participants will attend hands-on workshops, meet other girls who are interested in STEM, and make projects to take home.


Discovering the World Through GIS

Participants will engage in interactive hands-on activities, including an outdoor GPS activity and Science on Sphere, and meet STEM professionals.


November 18, 2014 

Oahu, HI

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November 22, 2014

Maui, HI 

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Girls Going Tech

November 18, 2014

Boise, ID

At this full-day event 8th grade girls explore STEM concepts through fun hands-on activities and learn about STEM careers from women who work in those fields at Micron.


Pacific Northwest Women's Conference

November 18-19, 2014

Seattle, WA

This conference brings together women from around the Pacific Northwest to offer tools, resources, networking, and information needed to help women on their journeys toward success in both career and life.


Brick by Brick at the Anchorage Museum
November 20, 2014; 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Anchorage, AK
Attendees will learn how to use special LEGO® bricks to combine sculpture and poetry to create 3D poems.


2014 Early Learning STEM Institute

December 3, 2014; 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Seattle, WA

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Dr. Katie Davis, University of Washington Information School, and have opportunities to learn about the Next Generation Science Standards, Math Common Core and its relation to early learning, Project VIEWS2 and the benefits of storytime, the Global Cardboard Box Challenge, and integrating STEM in the classroom.


Century Link Teachers and Technology Grants

Century Link is accepting applications for grants to support technology in the classroom. The aim of the grants are to help PreK-12 teachers innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement. The submission deadline is January 2, 2015.


Women in Technical Careers Luncheons

Women in Technical Careers is a collaborative program with the Society of Women Engineers, Boise State, HP, and other technical companies to bring casual and informative lunchtime career presentations to female students in grades 9-12. Career presenters include engineers, chemists, physicists, technical writers, technicians, and math specialists.



NCWIT'S What is the Impact of Gender Diversity on Technology Business Performance

This report summarizes research on gender-diverse teams and provides strategies to maximize the potential benefits of gender diversity on technical teams.


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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The National Girls Collaborative Project™ is partially funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, GSE/EXT: National Girls Collaborative Project: Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce, Grant No. HRD-1103073


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