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

May 3, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project (MGSCP) will host a collaboration forum and a STEM role models workshop on Thursday, May 19, at Montana State University in Bozeman. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The events are hosted in partnership with the West Region Transportation Workforce Center and with support from the Women’s Foundation of Montana.

Role Models Matter will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, and registration is free. Role Models Matter is a national program that helps STEM professionals learn skills for engaging in youth outreach.

The Girls STEM Collaboration Forum takes place from 1-5 p.m. with a networking reception from 5-6 p.m. The forum provides an opportunity for participants to hear about successful programs in the state, develop a plan for a collaborative project and learn about the activities of the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative. Both events are designed for groups and individuals who are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in STEM and who want to improve collaboration and inter-program communication.

Anyone is welcome to attend, including representatives from businesses, non-profits and government, as well as teachers, counselors, administrators and staff from K-12, higher education and informal education.

Role Models Matter is free. The Collaboration Forum is $20 (student rate $5). Scholarships are available. Participants may attend either or both events, but separate registrations are required. To register, visit http://ngcproject.org/node/9459/events.

The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative is an outreach program of Montana NSF EPSCoR and is part of a National Science Foundation-funded effort that encourages girls to pursue STEM careers and studies. Montana Girls STEM is a statewide organization with co-leaders at MSU’s Extended University and the University of Montana’s spectrUM Discovery Area. Board members are located throughout the state.

For more information, contact Suzi Taylor with MSU Extended University at (406) 994-6550 or taylor@montana.edu.

Contact: Suzi Taylor, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-7957, taylor@montana.edu