Summer Coastal Studies for Girls – Maine

Coastal Studies for Girls (CSG) is the country’s first and only residential marine science and leadership semester school just for 10th grade girls, located on the rocky coast of Freeport, Maine.  Girls from New England and beyond spend the fall or spring studying hands-on marine and environmental science and experiencing outdoor leadership adventures in our ideal natural classroom, laboratory and playground.  There are still have a few spaces left for current 9th grade girls for upcoming Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters.  Scholarships are available. For more information visit <http://www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org>

Mini-Grants for Girls’ STEM Projects

The Northeastern Girls Collaborative mini-grant application window is open. Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices. Mini-grant projects must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment. Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000.

Numerous organizations provide valuable but uncoordinated activities and support services related to motivating and supporting girls’ interest in STEM careers. These mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and organizations in order to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers.  Visit the National Girls Collaborative Project Website for details.

STEM Programs for Girls – Fall Forum in Western Massachusetts

The Northeastern Girls Collaborative (NEGC) will hold a Fall Forum at the Engineering and Nanotechnology Ford Hall at Smith College, Amherst, MA on Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 4:00pm. to 6:00pm.   The Fall Forum will feature a number of successful Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs serving K-12 girls in Western Massachusetts, provide information on the goals and objectives of the National Girls Collaborative Project and encourage collaborative efforts among individuals, schools, non-profit organizations, government agencies and corporations.

Too often programs serving girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise and equipment,  In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources.  The NEGC aims to reduce this competition and increase STEM outreach, interest and participation by providing opportunities for interested individuals to come together and leverage the know-how, talents and resources of programs with like-minded interests.

Registration will begin in early October. For additional information, contact Kim Edgar at KimberlyEdgar@aol.com or #603-448-3708