National Girls Collaborative Project in Wisconsin 

Learn more at: National Girls Collaborative Project .

Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & the Skilled Trades to Wisconsin Girls


"The field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL was one of the highlights of the program for the students.  For many, it was their first time out of the state, something we all take for granted.  They were required to wear their STEM t-shirt and act appropriately and each one fully lived up to that expectation!  Parents and community members were also present to show the students that they were fully supported in their endeavors.  We enjoyed working together to explore careers in STEM fields. " 2011 Mini-Grant Recipient

In 2010 and 2011, WGCP, in partnership with the National and Great Lakes Girls Collaborative Projects, awarded mini-grants to organization that had submitted applications during a call for proposals.  Mini-grants of up to $1,000 were made to selected projects that provide a program or activity for school-age girls focused on science, technology, engineering, math and/or the skilled trades. To have been eligible, the project must involve a collaboration between different organizations, such as a youth-serving organization or other non-profit, business, and/or educational program/school.

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June 23, 2011

2011 Grant Recipients


June 23, 2011 marks the 39th Anniversary of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in education programs and activities receiving federal funds. Enacted in 1972, it has become most well known for advancing athletic opportunities for girls; however, it is also lauded by women in science, as well as those who work to remedy issues of harassment, discrimination and bullying for all students.  Read the statement by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Highlighting Successes on the 39th Anniversary of Title IX

The American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project has created a Know-Your-Rights entitled, Gender-Based Violence and Harassment: Your School, Your Rights. This Know Your Rights resource informs high school and middle school students that schools have a responsibility under federal law (Title IX) to protect students' right to a safe learning environment, and that schools cannot punish or pressure students for being victims of violence.  

Summary proceedings and highlights from the 2010 program: Promoting STEM Careers for Girls Educator Workshop - Featuring Bill Nye "The Science Guy"


WGCP is designed to bring together organizations in Wisconsin that are committed to informing, encouraging and inspiring girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, math and the skilled trades.  Local and regional collaborations across our state share these common goals and promote opportunities to share with and learn from each other. They vary in focus areas, populations served and partner organizations, but all work to increase gender equity in STEM fields.  WGCP is a member of the Great Lakes Girls Collaborative and the National Girls Collaborative.

Learn more about STEM events and opportunities at


Grants were made possible by these generous sponsors:  

LEAD Wisconsin Sponsors
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Women's Council

GOLD Sponsor
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
Sponsor of two special WAICU Girls & STEM Mini-Grants

SILVER Sponsors
Alliant Energy Corporation
ilwaukee School of Engineering

BRONZE Sponsors
Kettle Moraine High School
MGE Foundation

Office of Corporate Relations, UW-Madison
Wisconsin's Women's Funds
    A Fund For Women (Madison) 
    Women's Fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
    Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region
    Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay
    Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute, UW-Madison

Supporters & In-Kind Sponsors
Alverno College Research Center for Women & Girls
Full Spectrum Solar
KnowHow2Go Wisconsin
Next Generation Consulting
Northcentral Technical College

2010 Special Conference Sponsors
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
Space Science & Engineering Center, UW-Madison

National Girls Collaborative Project Sponsors
National Science Foundation


The Wisconsin Girls Collaborative does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.  The project affirms and invites diverse participants and collaborations.