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Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Project

National Girls Collaborative Project.  “The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)”  …more

The Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Project (GLGCP) is replicating the NGCP model in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  Please search the  the NGCP Program Directory for a listing of girls-serving STEM programs and projects in your state.  You can find additional information about NGCP activities in your state at the NGCP Events site.

Annual Conference of the Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Project
Monday, June 27, 2011
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch provided)

Central Michigan University
Bovee University Center, Terrace Rooms
103 E. Preston St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Who Should Attend?
Girl-serving community-based organizations,  Professional educators (K-12 & Post-secondary),  Program manager,  Guidance counselors,  Business leaders,  Professional organizations serving members in STEM careers

Why Attend?
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by the Programs for Educational Opportunity, University of Michigan School of Education in collaboration with the Central Michigan Science/Mathematics/Technology Center, Central Michigan University. This conference offers the chance for schools and organizations committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue classes and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to come together to share best practices, develop new collaborations, and learn about new resources. The successful career transition of students and the economic future of Michigan are tied to increased participation of all students in careers that rely on STEM skills and competencies.
At this conference we will share information about existing projects, demonstrate hands-on activities, learn about program evaluation, and offer plenty of chances to collaborate with other organizations and agencies that are interested in this mission. To find out more or register for the Conference, go to: