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Numerous programs and initiatives to create gender equity in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have been implemented only to lose effectiveness or fade away. Had these programs had the benefit of collaboration with other girl-serving projects, organizations and institutions, and tools to assess and evaluate the impact of their efforts, their capacity for continuation and/or broader impact could have been substantially increased.

How do we Collaborate? NGCP Updates Stories from Collaboratives

Collaboration, as an interactive process, enables professionals across projects and communities to generate and carry out creative solutions and strategies that maximize benefit beyond that which one project or community could accomplish. This model includes a number of strategic activities that provide value and incentives to encourage organizations and individuals to accomplish.

NGCP WEBCAST: Good Assessment = Success: Developing Assessment Based Outreach Activities September 12, 2007, 11:00 AM PDT Are our outreach activities successful? Do they meet our basic goals? Good assessment helps highlight what works and what needs improvement, provides good data for funders, and keeps us from repeating the same mistakes.

Join Barbara Bogue and Rose Marra, co-founders of the AWE (Assessing Women and Men in Engineering) Project, to learn more about developing assessment based programs, gain access to high quality pre-college survey instruments (that get at more than participant satisfaction), and ask questions.

Barbara Bogue is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Women in Engineering and a consultant for the National Girls Collaborative Project. Rose M. Marra is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies and Co-PI of the NGCP. Dr. Marra and Ms. Bogue founded and run the NSF-sponsored AWE Project (, are recipients of WEPAN¹s Betty Vetter Research Award and have been conducting assessment and evaluation workshops for over 10 years.

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Students to Get a Serving of Science for Dinner

Lab Aims to Draw Girls Into Sciences

Girls and instructors working at computers.
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