Collaborate to Innovate Conference: Changing the Landscape for Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) April 13, 2011Posted by Science Club for Girls in Events, STEM pipeline efforts.
Teachers, after school providers, professional STEM societies, the higher education and business communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are invited to the conference, “Collaborate to Innovate: Changing the Landscape for Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)“. This conference is organized by the Southern New England Girls Collaborative Project, a section of the National Science Foundation supported National Girls’ Collaborative Project.
The conference will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 3:30pm. to 6:00pm. at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, RI.
The conference will provide practical, actionable steps that teachers and after school providers, professional STEM societies, the higher education and business communities can take together to foster girls’ interest in pursuing STEM careers, including the research findings presented in AAUW’s “Why So Few” report.
Information about mini-grant opportunities to jump start collaborations between schools, community organizations, universities or corporations etc will also be available.
The keynote speaker is Cathy Valentino, Curriculum Advisor, SMILE (Science and Mathematics Investigative Learning Experiences), an afterschool program for students in grades 4-12 at the University of Rhode Island. Ms. Valentino has spoken extensively on how to encourage girls in STEM and is program designer for the Invention Convention, an international problem-solving competition.
To register, please visit http://www.ngcproject.org/events/events.cfm. The cost of the conference is $10. Space is limited.
We hope to see you and please spread the word.