Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

March 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).
Featured Event
Connecting with Local Environment Through Citizen Science
Seattle, WA
March 14, 2016

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

During this free full-day professional development opportunity you'll be introduced to a curriculum developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and will discover how to engage girls and boys ages 8-13 through inquiry-based STEM instruction.

There will be a bonus tour of the Ornithology collection at the Burke Museum and a short presentation on Burke Museum resources. The workshop is appropriate for K-12 formal and informal educators; no experience with birds or citizen science is required. 

What's happening in the PNW?
Women in Agriculture Conference
Various Locations in PNW
March 19, 2016
This one-day gathering takes place simultaneously at 31 locations throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. Registration fee includes: workshop, breakfast, lunch and all conference materials. Early Bird registration ends March 5.

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. 

The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight (LEAF) STEM Challenge 
Seattle, WA
April 9, 2016
The LEAF STEM Challenge is hosting the annual Fly-Off at the Museum of Flight. Students, grades 6-12 are invited to join us to see which team's airplane can successfully carry the most amount of cargo. The day will include time with STEM mentors, an awards ceremony to recognize our most successful teams in their divisions and lots of time for teams to fly their airplanes. Registration is $20 for a team of up to four students. Scholarships are available.

Storm into STEM School Day
Seattle, WA
May 4, 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.
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.

The SuperComputing Conference 2016
Salt Lake City, UT
June 1, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the Student Volunteers program at the SC16 conference to be held November 13-18, 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT. SC16 is the premier international conference for high performance computing, networking, data storage and analysis. 
Pacific Northwest Programs in The Connectory
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) 
Summer Internship
The FHCRC hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Students who participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) will complete an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, attend weekly research seminars, participate in professional development workshops designed to help facilitate the graduate/medical school application process, and present their findings at a competitive poster session. The program runs from June 13 - August 12, 2016.

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.
Nikki Semmelroth

Meet Nikki, Data Integrity Analyst at Clearwater Analytics in Boise, ID. She has a master in Education and decided to make a career change after 10 years in the classroom. She enjoys artistic baking projects and exploring the outdoors. Get to know Nikki by visiting her FabFems profile at:  

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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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