Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

May 2015

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

Join The Connectory!

Use The Connectory to collaborate with STEM programs and promote your upcoming STEM opportunities to families. Programs are organizations providing STEM opportunities. Opportunities are time-bound STEM events such as summer camps, one-day events, workshops, career fairs, and competitions, and are automatically promoted to visitors based on their location.


Add your opportunities now so they will be available to the families across the country accessing The Connectory! 

  1. Join: Make an account profile  
  2. Create: Add your organization/program
  3. Approval: Your program listing will be approved so it can be searched for by program providers
  4. Add: Add all your STEM opportunities
  5. Approval: Your time-bound opportunities will also be approved so they can be searched for by families
  6. Discover: Search for other programs providers to connect with
Opportunities are visible publicly to families. Programs are visible to other STEM providers.

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

Nikki Thomas

Meet Nikki, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. She decided to work at Microsoft because she believes in its mission of helping people realize their full potential. Her advice to girls and young women is to keep pushing. When things seem hard or uncomfortable just know that you have the same ability as anyone else on this planet - don't give up.


To learn more about Nikki, 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

Go, Girl, Go!

May 30, 2015; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Seattle, WA

An all-female Q&A panel sponsored by FIRST, Washington FIRST Robotics, IEEE, and ICRA. Girls and their parents will speak and network with local and international female STEM professionals and learn more about the world of science and technology. This event is free.


TAF Expo 2015

June 6, 2015; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Seattle, WA

Attendees will see the robotic inventions and experience the mobile apps developed by STEMbyTAF Lab middle school students. Attendees will also have the opportunity to preview TAF's year-round programs and see a robotics competition. 


Project Lead The Way's Workshop on Launch: STEM for Elementary Students

June 12, 2015: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Redmond, WA

A hands-on exploration of Project Lead The Way's Kindergarten through 5th Grade STEM program led by Master Teacher Elizabeth Beaty. Clock hours available. RSVP to Shepherd Siegel at or at (206) 619-880(206) 619-8806.


Women & Minorities in Technology

June 16, 2015; 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Seattle, WA

During this event, hosted by Northeastern University - Seattle, participants will hear from panelists who will share their experiences and strategic suggestions on specific steps we can take in the Puget Sound region to make significant progress in the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities in our technology companies. Register for your free ticket today. 


Applause 2015 - Women's Funding Alliance (WFA) Celebration

June 16, 2015: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Seattle, WA

Women's Funding Alliance LogoJoin this WFA Celebration to reflect on the year's achievements, celebrate the groundbreaking work of WFA, which is committed to improving the lives of women and girls, and learn about the launch of "100% Talent: A Gender Equity Initiative." Register today. 


Hawaii Environmental Education Symposium

June 24-26, 2015

Honolulu, HI                                                           

This symposium will focus on innovation in education, capacity building and professional development, and building partnerships. 


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

August 9-12, 2015

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. 


Lindbergh Electric Airplane Flight (LEAF) STEM Challenge Teacher Workshop

August 10, 2015: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tukwila, WA

The LEAF STEM Challenge is a standards-based project that helps bring aerospace alive in the classroom for grades 6-12. Formal and informal teachers, administrators, and outreach professionals are all welcome to attend.



Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) Pre-apprenticeship Trade Rotation Program

ANEW offers a free 12-week, part-time, high quality pre-apprenticeship training that helps women enter non-traditional careers in construction trades and manufacturing. The Trades Rotation Program helps adults gain the technical skills needed to be competitive for an apprenticeship opportunity.


Code Fellows Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Diversity Scholarship Fund will award scholarships of up to 70 percent of full-time course tuition to women, veterans, and minorities underrepresented in technology (black, Hispanic, and Native American, including Alaskan and Hawaiian).


TUNE House Scholarship

TUNE House is a scholarship program supporting female undergraduate students pursuing computer science and information technology programs at The University of Washington through free housing and tools necessary to accelerate their success in today's tech industry.  

Application deadline is June 19, 2015.


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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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