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The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 08:54
Secret Life is a Web video series and site from the makers of PBS's NOVA. Every two weeks, Secret Life premieres another set of videos about a new scientist or engineer, who happens to have a secret. You can use this resource to show your students the various types of careers pursued by people with science degrees. It is also a good resource to use to help dispel some common misconceptions about science and scientists, i.e., that scientific work is dull and rarely rewarding, and scientists are bearded, balding, working alone in the laboratory, isolated, and lonely.
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Nominate a Candidate for a Benjamin Franklin Medal

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 09:42
The Franklin Institute awards the Benjamin Franklin Medals annually to recognize and promote excellence in science, technology, and industry in the following seven disciplines of science: •Chemistry •Computer and Cognitive Science •Earth and Environmental Science •Electrical Engineering •Life Science •Mechanical Engineering •Physics This is an international competition for individuals whose work has a significant impact on the aforementioned fields of science and is not restricted by theme or topic. To nominate a candidate or for more details visit:
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Enhancement to the NGCP Online Program Directory

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 10:15
Have you ever wondered if there are other affiliates or organizations like yours registered in the NGCP online Program Directory? Program Affiliation has been added as a searchable option. Affiliations currently include: 4-H, American Association of University Women, Appalachian Information Technology Extension Services, Association for Women in Science, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Great Science for Girls, National Academy of Engineering Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, STEM Equity Pipeline, Society of Women Engineers and Young Women's Christian Association. If your program was entered prior to September 2010, your affiliation is currently set to none. Login today, update your listing, and search for affiliates for networking and collaboration.
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Researcher's Study Sheds New Light on Math Ability and Gender Equity

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 12:03
Marcia Linn, Professor of Education at the University of California-Berkeley, published a new global study in the latest issue of the American Psychological Association’s Psychological Bulletin this month. The study found once again that boys and girls perform similarly on tests of mathematical reasoning. However, the study also found that in most countries boys self-confidence in their math abilities was higher than girls. Linn notes that the study confirms the need for girls to have equal access to education, encouragement to do well in math and female role models in math-oriented careers. The full study can be found at:
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Women in Science: Forging New Pathways in Biology Report Released

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 11:27
Science and the L'Oreal Foundation have released the latest booklet on Women in Science. This booklet features 16 women in five areas of biology research including: Virology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology, and Immunology. Learn about their struggles and triumphs and what makes these careers so meaningful.
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NGCP E-Newsletter January 2011

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 15:01
Learn about enhancements to the NGCP Online Program Directory
Upcoming NGCP Webcast: NCWIT Resources: Inspiring Girls to Pursue Careers in Information Technology; Wednesday, February 9, 2011
NGCP Collaborative Mini-Grant Closing Dates
Upcoming STEM Events: Spirit of Innovation Awards, Register by Jan. 17 2011
In Resources: New NOVA Series: "Making Stuff: Stronger, Smaller, Smarter, Cleaner"
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EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Tue, 12/21/2010 - 19:23
Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. This year's theme is "Engineering and Human Service: Relief from a Disaster."
The contest is open to individual girls and boys in each of three categories; 3rd grade to 5th grade (Ages 8-11), 6th grade to 8th grade (Ages 12-14), and 9th grade to 12th grade (Ages 15-18). Entries must be received by 6:00 p.m. (EST) on March 1, 2011. Check out the website for the online submission form and essay guidelines.
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Twitter chat with Bill Nye the Science Guy this Thursday, 12/16 from 3-4PM PST

Tue, 12/14/2010 - 18:55
Connect a Million Minds is hosting a Twitter chat on "Math, Science and the Future of Our Nation" with Bill Nye the Science Guy this Thursday, 12/16 from 3-4PM PST. To participate in the chat, search for the hashtag #FutureOfOurNation on Twitter and use it in your tweets.
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Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 5-11

Fri, 12/10/2010 - 12:12
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 5-11, is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. Everyone can participate! Information about events to promote Computer Science in K-12 are available at the CSEdWeek website. Resources are available for students, teachers, parents, school administrators and counselors, universities and colleges, as well as for corporations that provide information how to get involved in CS education outreach.
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NGCP E-Newsletter December 2010

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 16:21
NGCP Announces Collaboration Award Recipients
NGCP Regional Collaborative Mini-Grants Schedule
Upcoming STEM Events - Computer Science Education Week December 5 - 11, 2010
In Resources - "Gotta Have IT," an all-in-one computing resource kit designed for educators from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
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Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 16:50
Google has announced the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards. These awards are designed to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives. The awards provide awards to organizations working with K-12 and university students to provide enrichment programs in these fields.
Organizations in the United States and Europe working to increase engagement, promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and CS education initiatives at the K-12 and university levels with an emphasis on engaging under-represented groups in STEM are eligible for consideration.

Applications are due by midnight on December 10, 2010
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NGCP Collaboration Conference Highlights Webcast - December 8th 2010

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 19:43
The National Girls Collaborative Project held the first national NGCP Collaboration Conference on October 20th-22nd in Washington, D.C. Over 150 participants engaged in meaningful networking and professional development activities, all focused on engaging more girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This webcast will feature highlights from the conference, including a summary of resources provided for those who were not able to attend. Participants will also share their perspective of the event and outcomes for their projects or organizations.
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The National After School Science Directory

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 14:43
The Coalition for Science Aferschool recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the Directory of afterschool programs and resources. The Directory houses thousands of STEM opportunities, submitted by science centers, museums, schools and other youth-serving organizations. Search through resources and add or update your program today.

The Coalition for Science After School strives to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) integral components of afterschool programming, bringing together the experience and commitment of hundreds of individuals and organizations to improve the quality and quantity of STEM learning opportunities and has many resources on its website.
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PBS Design Squad begins a new season.

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 20:01
The new season of Design Squad premieres on January 26th.
This season the two new hosts, Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer, work alongside kids all over the world to do things like: design a gown with help from Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, improve the quality of life for kids living in rural Nicaragua by building them the playground of their dreams, to baking a automated cake for the cast party of the musical Young Frankenstein.
Check your local listings to tune into Design Squad Nation.
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Help NGCP reach the goal of 100 new programs in the Program Directory by December 1st!

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 14:22
Do you know of a program that inspires girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)?
Share the Program Directory link with friends and ask them to enter their information in the NGCP Program Directory. The purpose of this Directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls.
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NGCP E-Newsletter November 2010

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 18:39
USA Science and Engineering Festival Highlights
Upcoming NGCP Webcast: NGCP Collaboration Conference Highlights
In Resources: New Digital Library Offers Informal Learning Fun in Science and Mathematics
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