YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s is hosting the 21st Annual YMCA Thingamajig® Invention Convention on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 9a.m. until 3p.m. at the Prince George’s County Show Place Arena/Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Last year’s event attracted over 3,800 children, ages 5-14 from the metropolitan Washington region.
Online-Connection Details will be provided upon confirmation
Lewis University will give one scholarship of $1,000 to an Aspirations Award winner or runner-up who enrolls at Lewis University and majors in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. If multiple students choose to take advantage of this opportunity, Lewis will choose one scholarship recipient based on her academic credentials and record of leadership.
SciGirls Training: Greater Capital Region Teacher Center
Schenectady, NY; June 30, 2015; 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
At this professional development workshop participants will learn how to re-shape current lesson plans to engage a wide variety of learners using twenty-first century skills, use media in the classroom, explore circuits using play dough and other hands-on science activities aligned to New York State Learning Standards.
Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Engaging Girls in STEM Day
Umatilla, OR; May 30, 2015; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Participants will learn about the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project, explore information and tools from NGCP's Exemplary Practices, hear from a panel of young women about their own experiences in STEM, and learn about STEM curriculum and strategies for engaging girls and underrepresented students.
Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Engaging Girls in STEM Forum
This forum will provide an introduction to the NGCP and the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project, information about what exemplary practices can help us do, and strategies for implementing them in your program. Examples of engagement techniques and strategies will be presented.
Engaging Youth in STEM with SciGirls! A PNWGCP Professional Development Forum
Seattle, WA; April 25, 2015; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Participants will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM.
NY STEAM Collaboration Forum Westchester
Yorktown Heights, NY; April 11, 2015; 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
The Collaboration Forum will bring together formal and informal educators, industry, academia, and public partners to explore new ways to encourage and promote girls in STEM.
SciGirls trainings integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Participants will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM, experience hands-on activities, and receive free materials for video-enhanced activities with a creative twist on teaching STEM.