mission of the Diversity in Technology Group is to provide opportunities
for underrepresented groups to access and equally participate in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs and
- National Girls Collaborative Project
The purpose of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to replicate the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project throughout the United States in an effort to strengthen the capacity, impact, and sustainability of existing and evolving girl-serving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Through collaboration among organizations, institutions, and businesses committed to expanding participation of women in STEM, the existing and evolving projects will have a much greater chance of maintaining interest and participation of girls in STEM within their regions.
- Washington Expanding Your Horizons Gateway Project
Funded by a grant from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the gateway will serve to connect and support all the coordinators of Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conferences in the state of Washington. The conferences are designed to nurture girls' interest in science and math courses and to encourage them to consider science and math-based career options such as engineering, computer science and physical science. Funds will be used to coordinate services and identify ways to maximize resources to benefit all EYH conferences. A needs assessment will be conducted to identify areas in which new conferences may be helpful. Materials from all EYH conferences will be housed in one Web portal.
This program, funded by a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, develops quality curriculum, mentoring opportunities, and hands-on experiences that target low-income, at-risk middle school students —the group most likely to fall behind in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics areas.
- TechREACH Alliance Project
The TechREACH Alliance Project (TAP) is a partnership between the Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (PSCTLT), Wilderness Technology Alliance and the TEConnections program to increase technology access and literacy in 10 underserved communities located in Eastern Washington and Western Washington. The TechREACH Alliance will provide technology literacy training and a refurbished computer with Internet access to people from low-income households via established partnerships with schools, DSHS, community colleges, and/or community centers. This project is funded by the Greater Everett Community Foundation through funding from the Verizon/MCI Merger Public Purpose Fund.
- Northwest Girls Collaborative Project
Advancing the Agenda in Gender Equity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Washington and Oregon. Funder: National Science Foundation, Program for Women and Girls, September 1, 2002-February 29, 2004.
- Life Sciences Central
PSCTLT created an online life sciences directory of education and outreach programs in Washington state. The directory features over 200 programs located throughout the state that encourage and promote careers in these areas, including summer camps, certification programs, student/teacher outreach programs, and college or university programs. www.psctlt.org/wdc/
The directory is part of a new Web site, www.LS-central.com, which highlights jobs in life sciences and contains life science education resources for students, teachers, and counselors in Washington state. It includes video clips of people working for local companies, pod casts, photos for wallpaper, and a link to the life science directory. For more information on LS-central.com, please contact Helena Haas.
For more information contact:
Karen Peterson, Executive Director
Director, Diversity in Technology Group
Puget Sound Center for Teaching,
Learning and Technology
21540 - 30th Drive SE, Suite 310
Bothell, WA 98021
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