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Engaging Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM): Home

This site contains resources related to the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative and our efforts to advance education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in Montana.

Welcome to the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative!

Welcome to the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative!

MGSC is a capacity-building organization that brings together people and organizations in Montana that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As part of the National Girls Collaborative Project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, Montana's collaborative shares research and best practices; offers professional development and opportunities for collaborations; and funds mini-grants.


Resources on Engaging Girls (and other youth) in STEM

National Girls Collaborative Project:

The State of Girls and Women in STEM (report from NGCP, 2017)

The Condition of College & Career Readiness in Montana (2016) - ACT

The Condition of STEM (2016) - Montana. ACT Report. Includes both Montana and national data. 

Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, Pursuits [2009] The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine

The Learning Gap. By 6th grade, kids born into poverty are likely to suffer a 6,000-hour learning gap compared with their middle-class peers.

Educational Research Center of America: Secondary School Study 2014-15

National Science Foundation STEM Education Resource website

Change the Equation: Vital Signs - Montana

Million Women Mentors: STEM Facts on Women and Girls

STEM Classroom to Career: Opportunities to Close the Gap [2016]

Innovation Vital Signs - STEM Jobs in Montana

Statistics on Native Students

Afterschool in Montana

Where STEM Jobs are Concentrated

STEM jobs in Montana

Montana Behavior Initiative's "My Voice" Student Survey

Status of Women in Montana Report (Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2015)

Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002–12 (NSF) published May 2015 

National Science & Technology Council 5-year strategic plan on STEM education (2013) 

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings (2015, National Academies Press) Free download

STEM Attrition: College Students' Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields (National Center for Education Statistics, 2014)

Can teaching spatial skills help bridge the gender gap?

The Status of Women in the States report provides data on women’s progress in each state. Statistics on Montana's status for employment and earnings, political participation, poverty and opportunity, reproductive rights, health and well-being, work and family.


Connecting with Montana Girls STEM

Anyone in Montana (and beyond) is welcome to become part of our organization. You can learn about STEM resources, professional development opportunities, grants, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact co-leader Suzi Taylor at

Girls STEM in the News

MT Girls STEM part of team that brings STEM Summit to MSU on Aug. 8, 2017

Girls STEM to host summit in Great Falls (Spring 2017)

Montana Girls STEM Collaborative selected for national STEM outreach program (Fall 2016) See page 6

Montana Women’s Foundation aims to close wage gap, offers up $75K in grants​ (July 2016)

Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project to host May 19 workshop and forum at MSU (May 2016)

What Inspired Me To Serve: Math Camp (Blog by AmeriCorps VISTA member Deanna Linn)

Girls STEM AmeriCorps VISTA members supports 9/11 project (September 2016)

Montana Girls STEM at Helena's Alive @ 5 (July 2015)

Montana STEM Mentors signs up its 100th Mentor (April 2015)​

Montana STEM Mentorship program launched (December 2014)

Women In Science: Images Matter, featuring Jessi Smith (Montana Public Radio, November 2014)

Helena conference encourages girls to pursue STEM careers (Helena Independent Record, Nov. 2014)

Helena STEM Conference Promotes Women In Science (Montana Public Radio, November 2014)

Conference Encourages Women to Pursue STEM Careers (ABCFox Montana, November 2014)

Montana Girls STEM mini-grant featured on national blog and newsletter (August 2014)

Women's Foundation of Montana grants funding to Montana Girls STEM for Role Models Matter training (August 2014)

Girls Can Be Gamers, too! (Mini-grant project in Great Falls)

Montana Girls STEM funds eight Montana youth projects (July 2014)

Former rear admiral to discuss national security and climate change July 8 (July 2014)

Montana Girls STEM Collaborative opens new mini-grant cycle April 1 (April 2014)

Four Montana teens to attend 4-H Climate and Environmental Change Teen Summit (April 2014)

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