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The National Girls Collaborative Project and FabFems hosted a Girl Zone exhibitor space at the USA Science & Engineering Festival April 25-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Exhibitors included girl-serving STEM programs like Girlstart, TechBridge, PCS Edventures, GAMES, & Expanding Your Horizons. Over 300,000 people attended the event and thousands of kids (and adults) visited the Girl Zone to make catapults, rocket stands and circuits, to try out STEM games, and to think about their dreams. It was a lot of STEM fun packed into three days, and it could not have happened without the energy and enthusiasm of the volunteers! Special thanks to Amy, Erica, Alissa and LaTisha for volunteering at the festival!
Nicole Ward - FabFem and member of the PA STEM Girls Collaborative Interviewed by NGCP
In the summer of 2013 the FabFems project initiated a local outreach campaign to increase enrollment in our role model directory in a previously underrepresented region: the eastern part of Washington State. This outreach campaign focused not only on STEM professionals in eastern Washington/Idaho, but also on interns at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory who are just beginning their careers in STEM. Read the NGCP Blog Post
about this outreach campaign.
NYU-Poly’s Center for K-12 Education launched a social media campaign at the beginning of the summer in 2013 - #STEMNOW –to underscore the make-or-break importance of practicing scientists, engineers and technologists in providing high quality STEM education. They invited FabFems to participate in their series of guest blog posts from #STEMNOW leaders of innovative K12 STEM education programs and educators around the country.
A July 2013 blog post from the National Girls Collaborative Project featured a FabFem, Mamata Patel Nagaraja. Mamta, who manages Women@NASA
, shares her experiences as a mentor and role model. Read the NGCP Blog Post
and Mamta’s FabFem profile