May 2023

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NGCP Updates | Spotlight | STEM Events | Resources

The National Girls Collaborative 2022 Annual Report celebrates NGCP's 20 Years of Transforming STEM

The 2022 Annual Report provides an overview of NGCP's wide-reaching impact through our state Collaboratives and diverse network projects, which deliver high-quality resources throughout the United States. The report spotlights core activities, including the IF/THEN® Initiative, Leap into Science, and Million Girls Moonshot. It also highlights our 20th anniversary activities, Youth Advisory Board, and the Anniversary Fellowship program.

"In order to pursue our mission effectively and create STEM experiences that are as diverse as the world we live in, our 20th anniversary gave us the opportunity to look back and look ahead. This reflection propelled us forward in several ways, none bigger than our new strategic plan which you’ll see highlighted on page 27. Our inspiration and ambition is the top line—impact five million more youth over the next five years."

Jennifer Stancil, Board Chair (2020-2022)


Learn to be an Ally to Girls and Women in STEM

June 6, 2023, 12:30 PM Pacific / 3:30 PM Eastern

Research shows that men have a key role to play in the advancement of women in STEM. Join us to learn strategies and resources (including the Male Allies Toolkit from NCWIT) that male parents, educators, and professionals can use to become effective allies to girls and women pursuing STEM.

Congratulations to the 2023 Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Implementation Stipend Recipients!

The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA program enables organizations to choose from a variety of educational materials such as hands-on activities, computer-based activities, and interactive exhibits. The funding helps organizations facilitate learning opportunities so that girls can experience how science is performed and gain an understanding of the universe. Stay tuned for more information about the recipient events through 2023. For more information about Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA, visit NASA's Universe of Learning.

New Update! The Connectory has merged with our partner, Science Near Me! Follow their social science_near_me for opportunities to engage with science near you and online. More at

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Amanda Sullivan - Space STEM Forum

NGCP's very own Amanda Sullivan, Senior Program Developer, attended the first-ever Space STEM Forum at the White House on April 6, 2023. This event brought together stakeholders from all sectors to discuss solutions to space-related STEM education and workforce development challenges.

We're thrilled to have been a part of this important conversation and are eager to share the insights and resources we gained with our networks.

Upcoming STEM Events


2023 NCWIT Summit - Denver, CO, May 18-19, 2023. Learn more.


American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Chicago, IL, June 22-27, 2023. Register.


The International Society for Technology in Education Conference - Philadelphia, PA, June 25-28, 2023. Register.


Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Conference - Virtual, July 11-13, 2023. Register.


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference - Kansas City, MO, October 25-28, 2023. Register.


May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

Help Test a New Engineering and Social-Emotional Development Curriculum

If you are leading a summer program with a STEM club or group with middle school girls/non-binary youth this year, you may be able to join a research project testing a new curriculum as part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative. Apply now. (Application deadline: May 31, 2023).

NCWIT Webinar Series: Advising for Future-Ready Careers

NCWIT Counselors for Computing in partnership with Department of Defense STEM is hosting a webinar series for educators, parents/caregivers, and students focused on preparing youth for diverse careers in computing. Participants will gain resources and strategies for supporting youth in their STEM journeys. The next webinar, scheduled for May 11, 2023, is Support and Strengthen Pre-college STEM Programs focused on supporting the STEM journeys of Black and Brown youth.

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Être Girls

Être Girls strives to help girls discover who they want to be, featuring online resources, afterschool clubs, events at cool companies, and mentor pop-ups. Explore themes including Be Smart and Be Innovative, relating to interdisciplinary STEM skills, fields, and topics.

Smithsonian Science for Makerspaces

This series of free engineering design challenges engage youth in emerging technologies through hands-on learning. Inspired by Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, these activities bridge formal science education and the makerspace movement by helping educators and teachers engage with digital and physical technologies within the context of STEAM by asking them to make something new.

IF/THEN® Collection

Learn about the STEM story of IF/THEN® Ambassador Jessica Esquivel through videos, images, and other assets including a recent STEMINIST update, as Jessica talks about being a Queer Afro-Latinx in STEM. Engage youth in exploring diverse STEM career pathways through the STEM Journeys Activity developed by NGCP, featuring Jessica and several other IF/THEN® Ambassadors.

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