STATEWIDE KICK-OFF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
On November 28, 2012, from 9 am - 3 pm, at Metropolitan State University of Denver, CoCoSTEM will hold a kick-off that will provide professional development training and information about mini-grants to about 200 attenders from around the state. The Equity Assistance Center at MSU is sponsoring the use of the on-campus facility, St. Cajetan's Center. For more information, email cocogirls.stem at gmail.com or visit our Facebook page.
As the director of Cool Girls Science and Art Club, I attended the first national conference of the National Girls Collaborative Project in 2010. 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). With funding from the National Science Foundation, NGCP has created 28 regional collaboratives serving 38 states to strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM. Since 2002, NGCP has served more than 5.5 million girls in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Cool Girls is the convening organization for the new Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM (CoCoSTEM).