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Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Webinar

Engage Girls in STEM
Kenai, Alaska- The Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) brings together organizations throughout Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Often, programs that serve 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. PNWGCP provides the opportunity for programs to increase their ability to maintain interest and participation of girls in STEM through collaboration.

Chantelle Rose, CLCA Director of Educational Operations states, “We are looking to build upon the on-going partnership between the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and Girl Scouts of Alaska by hosting this webinar open to anyone interested in motivating young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This includes current program providers, school administrators and teachers, afterschool clubs, summer camp providers, STEM professionals and companies with a vested interest in building the STEM career pipeline.”

More about PNWGCP: As the first collaborative site, the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative experienced tremendous success during the initial months of funding from the National Science Foundation. As a result, the National Girls Collaborative Project developed a national model that has been replicated in many more regions throughout the United States. Collaboration, as an interactive process, enables professionals across projects and communities to generate and carry out creative solutions and strategies that maximize benefit beyond what one project of community could accomplish. The model is structured to bring organizations together to leverage resources, share information and exemplary practices, and to plan strategically to expand STEM-related opportunities for girls. http://www.ngcproject.org/

Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in operation since April 2000. CLCA was created to meet the educational needs of students throughout Alaska; providing a vital and valuable educational resource for our state and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence.

CLCA is in a unique position to be the leading resource in STEM education for Alaska. For nearly 13 years, CLCA has increased awareness of STEM and inspired over 80,000 Alaskans to develop interest in STEM fields through simulated missions, workshops, custom programming, distance based learning and outreach.
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