The Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (NWGCP) brings together organizations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Beginning in 2008, the Northwest Project will reach out to Alaska, Hawaii, and Montana.
As the first replication site for this collaborative model, the Northwest Girls Collaborative experienced tremendous success during the initial months of funding from the National Science Foundation. The collaborative has provided many opportunities for individuals in the region to meet or reconnect, learn about each other’s work, and develop ways to work together to better serve girls and young women in STEM in the northwest. Representatives from various organizations, businesses, and educational institutions in the region have come together in person at NWGCP events and through mini-grant projects, and virtually through the NWGCP Web site and listserv.