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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 Project!

MGSCP 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 in STEM

National Girls Collaborative Project: http://www.ngcproject.org

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. http://www.expandedschools.org/the-learning-gap#sthash.Wqvutfj6.dpbs

Educational Research Center of America: Secondary School Study 2014-15 
http://studentresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FINAL-survey-summary-2014-2015-8-19-15.pdf

National Science Foundation STEM Education Resource website http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/edTool/

Change the Equation: Vital Signs - Montana http://vitalsigns.changetheequation.org/#mt-Montana-Overview

Million Women Mentors: STEM Facts on Women and Girls https://www.millionwomenmentors.org/#facts

The Condition of STEM (2015) - Montana. ACT Report http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/STEM2015_Montana.pdf​

STEM Classroom to Career: Opportunities to Close the Gap [2016] https://ngcproject.org/sites/default/files/stem_long_report_final.pdf

Innovation Vital Signs - STEM Jobs in Montana http://tapcoalition.org/maps/pdfs/CVD2013MontanaInnovation.pdf

Statistics on Native Students http://www.niea.org/Research/Statistics.aspx

Afterschool in Montana http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/policyStateFacts.cfm?state_abbr=MT

Where STEM Jobs are Concentrated http://www.economicmodeling.com/2011/09/20/where-are-stem-jobs-concentrated/

STEM jobs in Montana http://efbps.org/uploads/3/3/2/0/3320668/community_need.pdf

Montana Behavior Initiative's "My Voice" Student Survey  http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/GradMatters/11FallMyVoiceSurvey

Status of Women in Montana Report (Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2015) http://statusofwomendata.org/explore-the-data/state-data/montana/

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? http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/02/22/can-teaching-spatial-skills-help-bridge-the-stem-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 taylor@montana.edu

Girls STEM in the News

 

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

http://www.ktvh.com/2016/07/montana-womens-foundation-aims-to-close-wage-gap-offers-up-75k-in-grants​

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

http://www.montana.edu/news/16160/montana-girls-stem-collaborative-project-to-host-may-19-workshop-and-forum-at-msu

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

https://ngcproject.org/blog/what-inspired-me-to-serve-math-camp

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

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/dailyfeatures/bozeman-elementary-students-thank-firefighters-on/article_36f51ecc-81af-58c7-9d25-1c95e5b8013e.html

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

http://www.ktvh.com/home/headlines/Montana-Girls-STEM-Collaborative-at-Alive-5-318236491.html

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

http://innovatemontana.com/news/ArtMID/8075/ArticleID/901/Montana-STEM-Mentors-Initiative-Signs-Up-100th-Mentor​

Montana STEM Mentorship program launched (December 2014)

http://helenair.com/news/stem-mentorship-initiative-launched/article_296a26b1-c9ad-5107-ab8d-0a2c718a6a0b.html

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

http://mtpr.org/post/women-science-images-matter

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

http://helenair.com/news/local/conference-encourages-girls-to-pursue-stem-careers/article_0295114b-a95c-56a9-a356-07ca32e2456b.html

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

http://mtpr.org/post/helena-stem-conference-promotes-women-science

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

http://www.kfbb.com/story/27329527/conference-encourages-women-to-pursue-stem-careers

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

http://www.ngcproject.org/blog/mini-grant-catalyst-rear-admirals-visit-montana

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

http://missoulian.com/business/montana-inbusiness/business-bites-quick-looks-at-business-news-from-around-western/article_81f22a7a-167c-11e4-91ac-001a4bcf887a.html

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

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/2014/07/28/girls-can-gamers/13257583/

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

http://www.montana.edu/news/12724/montana-girls-stem-funds-eight-montana-youth-projects

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

http://www.montana.edu/news/12672/former-rear-admiral-to-discuss-national-security-and-climate-change-july-8

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

http://www.montana.edu/news/12483/montana-girls-stem-collaborative-opens-new-mini-grant-cycle-april-1

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

http://www.montana.edu/news/12507/four-montana-teens-to-attend-4-h-climate-and-environmental-change-teen-summit

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