The Oregon Girls Collaborative Project (OGCP) is a statewide network of support for girl-serving STEM organizations, working to strengthen capacity, increase continuation of girl-serving STEM programs, and create more champions for gender-equity in STEM education and careers. As part of the National Girls Collaborative Project, we have access to thousands of programs and resources that are focused on providing high quality STEM experiences for girls.
We bring together organizations throughout Oregon that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As the convening organization for OGCP, OregonASK has created a Leadership Team to help develop a clear mission and work plan that OGCP will be responsible for in the coming months and years.
OGCP overall goals are to strengthen capacity, increase continuation of girl-serving STEM programs, and create more champions for gender-equity in STEM education and careers.
- Establish clear network of girl-serving programs across the state while documenting community & program needs.
- Establish support system that includes expanding access to shared resources within and across programs, public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM.
- Use the leverage of the network of girl-serving STEM programs to increase awareness and promote gender equity in STEM.
- Strengthen capacity of existing and evolving projects by establishing and sharing exemplary practice research, program models, outcomes, and products.
- Support program design that intentionally attracts, engages and retains girls and fosters their interest and skills in STEM.
- Advocate for more consistent STEM funding opportunities and standards for girl-serving collaborations.
We see OGCP as part of the STEM movement that will change the face of STEM in Oregon, exposing more underrepresented youth to quality STEM experiences while keeping older girls engaged in non-traditional STEM fields through high school and beyond. OGCP is working to increase equity in STEM and strengthen the pipeline of girls from elementary school through women in the workforce.
Umatilla’s All-Girls robotics team has set out to show students across the country what engineers look like! FIRST Robotics Teams 4980 and 4125 have united to build a collection of 9,105 #ILookLikeAnEngineer photos by April 2017. Help show the new face of engineering as we encourage youth to see themselves as STEM professionals.
Check out FacesOfEngineering to help spread the word and join the effort!
Promote your STEM opportunities with The Connectory!
The National Girls Collaborative Project Program Directory has expanded
and it is now The Connectory! Along with a new name and website, new features have been added to make it easier to promote your STEM programs and opportunities to a broader audience, including families. One new feature is the ability to create time bound STEM opportunities, such as summer camps, one-day events, workshops, career fairs, and competitions. By adding your opportunities, families visiting The Connectory will be able to easily find your upcoming summer events and activities!