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NSF-funded Program Encouraging Girls in Science Comes to Louisiana

Tuesday, June 28, 2011  
Posted by: Matt Mullenix
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...Nonprofit Opportunities Outlined at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baton Rouge    

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to extend its work through 2016 in states, such as Louisiana, identified as high priority areas. The Project focuses on informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

This five year initiative will provide mini-grants, professional development, and other free resources to project participants. 

An informational meeting open to representatives of interested community organizations and individuals will be held on Tuesday, August 16; 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana (5525 Reitz Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809) in Conference Rooms CSC 2A & 2B.  Click here for map and directions.

For more details and to register, go to: http://www.ngcproject.org/events/events.cfm?eventid=203 Pre-registration is required. 

The NGCP began in 2002 as the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2004, NSF awarded additional funding to replicate the NGCP model.  To date, 18 Collaboratives, serving 30 states, have been established as a part of the NGCP, facilitating collaboration between more than 8,800 organizations and indirectly serving more than 5.03 million girls. 

Shreveport’s nonprofit Sci-Port: LOUISIANA’S Science Center is sponsoring the implementation of the NGCP here in Louisiana.

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