Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

January 2016

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
2015 Collaboration Institute: Girl Panel
Girl Panel
At the NGCP Collaboration Institute on December 3-5, state leadership teams and community members from STEM organizations across the country came to Seattle, WA to learn how collaboration as an interactive process can build capacity, sustainability, and lead to more effective partnerships. At the opening plenary session, a panel of twelve young girls shared their exciting STEM experiences. They talked about real issues they experience in their schools and extra-curricular activities. Participants of the conference were both impressed and re-energized by what these girls had to say. We were all reminded why the work we do as Collaboratives is SO important to the future of women in STEM. 
What happening in the Pacific Northwest?
NCCE Conference
Seattle, WA
February 24-26, 2016

It's time to lace up your boots, grab your trekking stick and head for base-camp. Your Tech-Savvy Adventure awaits at #NCCE2016. NCCE 2016 offers a never-ending tech adventure playground full of unlimited learning opportunities, hundreds of workshops and sessions, three full-day summits, vast exhibit hall areas and reward on conquering your tech-savvy mountain when it's time to return home. For a full schedule, please go to NCCE 2016 At-A-Glance. Register:

Habitat Connections: Exploring Your Local Environment through Birds and Citizen Science
Seattle, WA
March 15, 2016  

Discover how to engage youth in learning through birds, citizen science, and local habitat improvement projects that benefit birds and other wildlife. Register today!

For Girls
Women of Science & Technology Day
Anchorage, AK
February 6, 2016

Join women professionals working in STEM careers for a day of workshops and fun. Sign up for the Brown Bag Bonus Session where girls will  participate in a live video activity with NASA Education Outreach Coordinator, Sarah McCrea! This event is open to ALL girls, regardless of Girl Scout membership. Registration questions? Call Danielle at 907-273-0319 Program questions? Call Maggie at 907-273-0308. To register your Girl Scout troop, complete and return the Event Registration Form with payment. For non-members, complete and return this form.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM Pacific
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in STEM or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

Women Fly! 2016
Seattle, WA
March 25, 2016

It's time for Women Fly! 2016, The Museum of Flight's annual event for young women in middle and high school who are interested in aviation and aerospace careers. Girls are invited to participate in a half-day of motivational and career-oriented activities while meeting dozens of exceptional women working in these fields. 
Storm into STEM School Day
Seattle, WA
Early May 2016
Please join the Seattle Storm in celebrating their 2nd annual School Day event at KeyArena! The 2016 School Day theme is "Storm into S.T.E.M.", and the event features an exciting WNBA match-up and an educational workbook focused on science, math, geometry and other STEM topics related to the sport of basketball.
Pacific Northwest Programs in The Connectory
Girls Rock Math Logo Girls Rock Math
Girls Rock Math is an arts-based math camp for girls. Its mission is to provide thought-provoking, creative experiences in math, empowering girls to develop confidence in their skills and a life-long interest in mathematics. Girls Rock Math runs week-long camps in several locations through the greater Seattle area. Visit: for more information!

Join The Connectory to collaborate with other STEM program providers and promote your STEM opportunities to families. Follow the steps below to add your programs and opportunities:
  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 be approved so they can be searched for by families
  6. Discover: Search for other programs providers to connect with
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.
Stephanie Vasiloff

Meet Stephanie, Program Manager and outdoor explorer. She works with the Surface and Devices team at Microsoft. She has a passion for mentoring and her advice to young girls interested in STEM is: "It's OK to not have a clue about what you want to do when you "grow up". To learn more about Stephanie, 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.

Contact Us

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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-1532643.



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