The Science House Girls Collaborative Kick-Off event–Sept. 18 in Raleigh

The kick-off for The Science House Girls Collaborative is scheduled for September 18 in Raleigh. Agenda follows.

AAUW is working with the National Science Foundation to open more opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The goal of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to facilitate collaboration among projects so that they can share resources, work together, and learn from one another. A big part of the National Girls Collaborative Project is the creation of a Program Directory of these girl-serving projects. Read more about AAUW’s involvement in this project at http://www.aauw.org/education/ngcp/index.cfm The project is being administered for NC, SC, and WV by The Science House on the campus of NC State in Raleigh and this kick-off is designed to explain the project, demonstrate how it works, and encourage community leaders and girl-serving organizations to apply for mini-grants.

Because of space limitations, an online registration form is posted on The Science House’s website (http://www.science-house.org/ngcp). Registration is limited to 125 participants.

If you are unable to attend the kick-off but would like more information about how your branch can be involved in this project, contact Michelle Staben at michelle.staben@pobox.com Information will also be available at the Fall Meeting in High Point. Brevard and Tryon Area Branches may want to be involved with the Rosman event.

Note: Events from 9 am to noon will include videoconference link with sites at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, NC, and at a site to be named in northeastern North Carolina. Afternoon events will be held independently at each site. The closing session will bring all groups together via teleconference.

Agenda
The Science House Girls Collaborative Kick-Off event
18 September 2007

Note: Events from 9 am to noon will include videoconference link with sites at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, NC, and at a site to be named in northeastern North Carolina. Afternoon events will be held independently at each site. The closing session will bring all groups together via teleconference.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome and introduction of Leadership Team, Board of Champions
9:15 am Speed networking
10:00 am Project goals presentation and video
10:30 am Keynote speaker
11:00 am Examples of successful projects
Noon Lunch – networking, local discussion time
1:00 pm Program Directory overview
Discussion of Resources, Assets, and Needs
2:00 pm Mini-grant application overview
Brainstorming: What program can I help develop? Who are likely partners for my ideas? What details would I need to consider? plus other similar questions.
3:00 pm Teleconference – all groups share answers to
What is the most important thing you learned today?
What is the biggest question you still have?
3:30 pm Adjourn