Online Campaign Spurs All-Female, STEM Inspired Lego Characters

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Since we launched the GAMES Initiative (Girls Advancing Math, Engineering and Science) just a year ago, we have become plugged into a nationwide burst of innovative approaches tackling the issue of how to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM. While the GAMES Initiative is focusing on developing online interactive games for middle school-age girls,… Read more »

Exciting & One-of-a-Kind Summer Workshop on Video Game Audio Design for Young Women!

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Former Xbox development team member and current University of Southern California adjunct professor Chanel Summers will lead a four-week workshop from June 16th to July 11th for young women entering grades 8-12 in “game audio design” at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA. This workshop, which will take place each morning from 9am to 1pm, is open to… Read more »

Recap: Exploring Collaborations Conference and GAMES Initiative Breakout Sessions

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On Wednesday, December 4th The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) hosted their conference Exploring Collaborations: Successful Strategies for Increasing Equity and Access to STEM (PNW Collaborates). Here is a summary and some take away points from the day:  There was an incredible breath and depth of education leadership, common experience, and commitment to STEM learning and… Read more »

Northeastern University – Seattle Hosts National Interactive Game-Building Event for Girls

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On June 28 leaders in game development, education and research came together at Northeastern University’s Seattle campus to take part in an interactive game-based event. This event formalized a collaborative group, GAMES, to eventually develop a game that engages young girls in STEM. The event was cohosted by the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) –… Read more »