Science Ambassador Scholarship - Full Tuition for Women in STEM!
Sep
20
to Dec 11

Science Ambassador Scholarship - Full Tuition for Women in STEM!

What to expect:

  • Get MLS credit for applying for this scholarship!

  • This is a full–tuition scholarship for a woman going into in science, technology, engineering, or math! More information found below.

What do you need to do:

  • To have this count as one of your 7 required monthly learning sessions all you need to do is send a copy of your application to the Eureka! Program Manager at: juanes@girlsincpnw.org

  • The criteria for how to complete the application is below. For more information go to the Science Ambassador website. You will find that link in the description below.

What parents/guardians need to know:

  • This is an independent monthly learning session. The Eurekan will be expected to complete the application and turn it in by the due date, December 11th. To receive credit for this as one of the seven required monthly learning sessions, the Eurekan must send a copy of the completed application to juanes@girlsincpnw.org.

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.

http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. To view examples of previous application videos, click hereYour video should be:

  • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.

  • Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.

  • Three minutes or less in length.

  • About any topic in STEM, not necessarily your field of study.

  • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students.

 An advisory board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work in STEM will review the applications and select the finalists. The finalists will be notified in early 2018 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials.

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EVENT FULL!! Financial Literacy Workshop + Heritage Bank Tour
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

EVENT FULL!! Financial Literacy Workshop + Heritage Bank Tour

NO SCHOOL FOR THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS: Portland Public Schools, Centennial Middle School

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A tour of Heritage Bank that will give you a strong idea of what working in finance looks like.

  • A financial literacy workshop which will cover: opening and managing a bank account, how to budget and managing loans.

  • There will be two Girls Inc staff present to assist and monitor. When the event is a week away you will receive an email with names of the Girls Inc staff as well as any other important event info.

  • We will bring light snacks.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Bring a willingness to learn new things!

  • If you think your going to be hungry be sure to eat well before coming.

WHAT DO PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO KNOW:

  • This is a youth focused event. Parents are invited to hang out in the lobby of Heritage Bank or leave and come back when the event is over.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR THIS EVENT:

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Maximizing Career Success: Currency, Change & Becoming a Powerful Leader
Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

Maximizing Career Success: Currency, Change & Becoming a Powerful Leader

Speaker Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, is the author of Expect to Win and Strategize to Win, and is also a gospel recording artist. Ms. Harris will share her signature “Pearls” with participants, discussing how to position yourself to maximize your success as a leader in your workplace. She will explore the concepts of performance currency vs. relationship currency, managing through and creating change, and how to be an impactful and influential leader.

This event includes: networking and appetizers. All attendees will receive a copy of Ms. Harris’ book “expect to win”.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Get MLS credit for going to a free event! To get credit for this event all you need to do is go and sign the event attendance sheet. We will know if you went by checking our information with the conference registration.

  • This is an independent monthly learning session. There WILL NOT be any Girls Inc staff there.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Fill out the Eureka! MLS form below.

  • Go to the amazing event and make sure you sign the events attendance sheet.

WHAT PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO KNOW:

  • This event is tailored to all ages (their are alcoholic beverages on site). We would advise any youth under 18 years old to be accompanied by a parent/ guardians. We will need you to mark below if any parents are attending.

  • The event is at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland, there is much to do nearby but parking can be difficult.

  • This is an independent monthly learning session. It is not put on by Girls Inc but one but one of our partners. There WILL NOT be any Girls Inc. staff at the event.

Public Transportation near this Event :

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EVENT FULL! Boxing 101
Dec
1
12:30 PM12:30

EVENT FULL! Boxing 101

WELCOME TO ALL SKILL LEVELS

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Learn basic boxing skills, have a great workout, laugh, build confidence and enjoy snacks!

  • There will be two Girls Inc staff present to assist and monitor. When the event is a week away you will receive an email with names of the Girls Inc staff as well as any other important event info.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Fill out the form below to be registered for the event.

  • Dress for working out, loose fitting clothes that allow for full range of motion, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

  • You will be receiving a boxing lesson, because of this there will be a personal injury waiver to sign before the event.

WHAT DO PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO KNOW:

  • This is a youth focused event. Expect to drop off your youth and come back to pick them up when the event is done.

  • The youth will be receiving a boxing lesson, because of this there will be a personal injury waiver to sign before the event.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR THIS EVENT:

  • Bus: 17 (click for directions)

  • Street Car: A Loop (click for directions)

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 Empowering Youth in STEM Conference
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Empowering Youth in STEM Conference

  • Portland State University: Science Research & Teaching Center (Science Building 1) Room 304 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

REQUIRED 5th Year

Are you interested in building essential skills to be successful in STEM careers? Would you like mentoring and guidance from college STEM majors? If so, come and participate in a free focus group and workshop led by Portland State University STEM majors. Snacks will be provided by PSU!

This is Part 2 of the series. This workshop will focus on the topics that came up during the Focus Group meeting on 10/3.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR THIS EVENT:

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 Dream it! Be it! PART 1
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Dream it! Be it! PART 1

REQUIRED 3rd YEAR

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program empowers girls to break damaging cycles by giving them the self-confidence and knowledge they need to achieve success in their future careers and personal lives.

This is a three part workshop that offers complete life & career readiness.

Part 1: Discovering your Dreams & Exploring Careers

Part 2: Creating Achievable Goals & Rising Above Obstacles

Part 3: Balancing your Stress & Putting Dreams into Action

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Dream it! Be it! PART 2
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Dream it! Be it! PART 2

REQUIRED 3rd YEAR

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program empowers girls to break damaging cycles by giving them the self-confidence and knowledge they need to achieve success in their future careers and personal lives.

This is PART 2 of a three part workshop that offers complete life & career readiness.

Part 1: Discovering your Dreams & Exploring Careers

Part 2: Creating Achievable Goals & Rising Above Obstacles

Part 3: Balancing your Stress & Putting Dreams into Action

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Dream it! Be it! PART 3
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Dream it! Be it! PART 3

REQUIRED 3rd YEAR

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program empowers girls to break damaging cycles by giving them the self-confidence and knowledge they need to achieve success in their future careers and personal lives.

This is PART 3 of a three part workshop that offers complete life & career readiness.

Part 1: Discovering your Dreams & Exploring Careers

Part 2: Creating Achievable Goals & Rising Above Obstacles

Part 3: Balancing your Stress & Putting Dreams into Action

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New Relic Office Tour
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

New Relic Office Tour

NO SCHOOL FOR THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS:

PPS, Centennial, DD, Reynolds, Woodburn, Beaverton, Portland Christian Schools, Corbett District, Clackamas, St. Mary's

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A tour of the sleek New Relic office, time with mentors in the tech industry, hands on activities and snacks!

  • As we get closer to this event we will get an agenda from New Relic that will be shared here. There could be slight changes to the time frame of the event once we receive the agenda.

  • There will be two Girls Inc staff present to assist and monitor. When the event is a week away you will receive an email with names of the Girls Inc staff as well as any other important event info.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Fill out the form below to be registered for this event.

WHAT DO PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO KNOW:

  • This is a youth focused event. Expect to drop off your youth and come back to pick them up when the event is done. There is some space for families to hang out at New Relic but not much.

  • Once we receive the agenda for this event from New Relic, there might be some adjustments to the time frame of the event.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR THIS EVENT:

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EVENT FULL! Planting for the New Year with Portland Parks
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

EVENT FULL! Planting for the New Year with Portland Parks

What to expect:

  • Exact meeting location will be at the main entrance: 10040 NE 6th DR. Portland, OR 97211

  • Help maintain the healthy ecology and lasting beauty of the Columbia Children’s Arboretum!  

  • You will be planting in the rich, dark soil during the glorious Portland fall.

  • There will be two Girls Inc staff present to assist and monitor. When the event is a week away you will receive an email with names of the Girls Inc staff as well as any other important event info.

What do you need to do:

  • Dress for the weather, it will probably be rainy and chilly so you want to wear layers and a waterproof jacket as well as waterproof shoes.

  • Portland Parks will bring all the tools and plants as well as a few extra rain boots and rain jackets for those who need them.

What do parents/guardians need to know:

  • This event is open to families! If your family and what to attend, please make sure to say so in the comments.

  • If you are participating in planting do bring the above gear with you. Alternately, you can stroll around the park while the planting is happening and meet back up when they are finished.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR THIS EVENT:

  • Bus: 11 (Click for Directions)

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EVENT FULL!! - Wind Turbine Day at Klondike Farm
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

EVENT FULL!! - Wind Turbine Day at Klondike Farm

NO SCHOOL DAY FOR FOLLOWING DISTRICTS: PPS, Centennial, David Douglas, Reynolds, Woodburn, Beaverton, Portland Christian Schools

What to Expect:

  • We will be heading out to the Klondike Farm in Wasco, Oregon for an amazing day of activities, mentoring, tours and free food!

  • We will be actively coordinating rides for this event. If you’ve signed up, expect a phone call or email soon about transportation.

  • You will receive an email a week before the event with the bios of the mentors as well as other important info. You are expected to have one question prepared to ask each mentor.

  • There will be two Girls Inc staff present to assist and monitor. When the event is a week away you will receive an email with names of the Girls Inc staff as well as any other important event info.

  • Itinerary

    communication. Expect to start very early.

    Site Pick Up from 6:30 to 7:30 AM

    Leave PDX with everyone at 7:30 AM

    10:00 AM Welcome & Safety Intro

    10:15 AM Tour Operation & Maintenance / Turbine Training

    10:45 AM Hands–on Activity on Wind Turbine Science

    12:15 PM Lunch

    12:45 PM Speed Mentoring Session

    1:35 PM Q&A / Wrap up

    2:00 PM Leave for Portland

    4:15 PM For some - arrive back at Girls Inc.

What you need to do:

  • Be sure to be punctual for this event.

  • Be on the look out for phone calls and emails about organizing transportation.

What do parents/guardians need to know:

  • This event is open to families! We can accommodate up to 5 parents on this trip.

  • While much of the programming will be focused on the Eurekans we encourage parents/guardians and family to come along as well.

  • Timing is important for this event so if you are planning to drive you own vehicle, you must commit to arriving at the farm at 10 AM.

  • If you are interested in participating please indicate that in the comment section of the form. If your planning to drive together as a family, please indicate that in the comments section as well.

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Consent Convergence: Youth Empowerment Summit
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Consent Convergence: Youth Empowerment Summit

  • Portland State University - Smith Memorial Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Consent Convergence conference will be welcoming teenage students to participate in a FREE day of workshops, presentations, art, leadership skill-building, and opportunities to take action to promote a culture of equity and consent in their own communities.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Get MLS credit for going to a free conference! To get credit for this event all you need to do is go and sign the event attendance sheet. We will know if you went by checking our information with the conference registration.

  • You need to register on their website to ensure that they have enough food and supplies for all those participating.

  • This is an independent monthly learning session. There WILL NOT be any Girls Inc staff there.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Fill out the Eureka! MLS form below.

  • Go to the Consent Convergence website and fill out the registration form as well as have your parents sign the Consent Convergence waiver.

  • Go to the amazing event and make sure you sign the events attendance sheet.

WHAT PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEED TO KNOW:

  • This is a youth focused event. As far as I can see there is not space for parents to wait at the event itself. Check the website for more information.

  • The event is at PSU in downtown Portland, there is much to do nearby but parking can be difficult. Most parking will be free that day.

  • This is an independent monthly learning session. It is not put on by Girls Inc but one of our partners, Volunteers of America Oregon. There WILL NOT be any Girls Inc. staff at the event.

Agenda

9:15 - Arrival // BREAKFAST

10:00 - INTRODUCTIONS //WELCOMING

10:45 - WORKSHOP SLOT #1

NOON - COMMUNITY LUNCH

1:00 - WORKSHOP SLOT #2

2:15 - Activity with home group

3:00 - WORKSHOP SLOT #3

4:00 - WRAP-UP //LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEAR THIS EVENT:

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EUREKA! Family Meet & Greet
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

EUREKA! Family Meet & Greet

What to expect:

  • Delicious waffles (both gluten free and regular) with a variety of topping, hot coffee and cold juice, fresh fruit and cheese.

  • See people you know, meet new Eurekans and have the opportunity to spend time with to the Eureka! Program Manager, Juanes Collazo, and the Eureka! Program Coordinator, Tiffany Ganir.

  • Tiffany will host some fun icebreakers and Juanes will offer the Eureka! vision for the next year as well as answer any questions you might have.

What do you need to do:

  • Come and socialize!

  • Bring any questions or thoughts you want to discuss with the Eureka! Program Coordinator & Manager.

What do parents/guardians need to know:

  • This is a family focused event! We look forward to spending time with Guardians and youth.

  • We want all the parents & guardians present so we can meet you all and hear from you personally.

  • There is parking available at the Girls Inc building. When you arrive, there will be a sign directing you to text your name to be let in the building.

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REQUIRED 4th Year: Externship Dreaming + Workplace Expectations
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

REQUIRED 4th Year: Externship Dreaming + Workplace Expectations

  • Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s that magical time when you get to start dreaming about what kind of careers seem fun to you so we can start searching for your 5th year externship. In this monthly learning session we will help you discover what your interested in as well as prepare you for successfully navigating the workplace.

What will happen?

  • Introductions (~10 min.)

  • Career Dreaming Exercise (~30 min.)

  • Break (~10 min)

  • Workplace Expectation Presentation & Activity (~ 20 min.)

  • Girls Inc Expectations (~10 min.)

  • Questions (~10 min.)

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THIS MLS IS BEING RESCHEDULED.
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

THIS MLS IS BEING RESCHEDULED.

KP Scholarship Panel with Q&A is being moved to a new date.

We will update this as soon as the date has been confirmed.

FIRST PART: Representatives from Kaiser will tell you about the exciting the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship for 12th graders with awards between $2,000 & $10,000.

SECOND PART: You will also learn about KP YEAH, an amazing four week long internship opportunity for 11th & 12th graders.

THIRD PART: You will get mentoring from former KP Scholars, hear about their educational journey’s and have the chance to ask them questions.

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REQUIRED 5th Year: Empowering and Advancing Women and Underrepresented Students in STEM: Focus Group
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

REQUIRED 5th Year: Empowering and Advancing Women and Underrepresented Students in STEM: Focus Group

  • Portland State University: Science Research & Teaching Center (Science Building 1) Room 304 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you interested in building essential skills to be successful in STEM careers? Would you like mentoring and guidance from college STEM majors? If so, come and participate in a free focus group and workshop led by Portland State University STEM majors. Snacks will be provided by PSU!

This is Part 1 of a two part series. In the Focus Group you will identify your most important needs, concerns, ideas & questions about getting a STEM major. In Part 2, The Workshop, you will delve deep into these topics.

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Science & Math Tutoring at Girls Inc.
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Science & Math Tutoring at Girls Inc.

  • Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Juanes Collazo, your new Eureka! Program Manager, is also an accomplished tutor and science major. Because of this she can offer very real help to students struggling with math and science classes.

SUBJECTS OFFERED: biology, anatomy & physiology, general chemistry, some physics, math up to trigonometry & statistics.

THIS IS A REOCCURRING EVENT: This will be the first of many tutoring sessions to be held at the Girls Inc offices. If even one girl signs up the event will happen!

*The location of this event might change in the future so keep checking the website. *

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FashioNXT: Fashion Show
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

FashioNXT: Fashion Show

  • 2204 N Randolph Ave. Portland, OR 97227 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who says that fashion is not STEM? Join Girls Inc. at Fashion NXT for a fun evening. There will be a lifestyle product showcase by brands that are leading the frontier of fashion and lifestyle, accessories and personal technology.

Disclaimer: Their may be revealing clothing on the runway. Viewer Discretion is advised.

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ME TOO GIRL WORKSHOP SERIES 2/4 - WOODBURN
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

ME TOO GIRL WORKSHOP SERIES 2/4 - WOODBURN

Me Too was written by a teen for teen, Jolie Brownell (aka - MTG's FOUNDER + CEO) and it's pretty much a collection of reasons why she (plus us) believes you are so freaking badass, incredible, gorgeous, powerful, good enough - and yeah, the list does go on and on. This workshop is part of a series we'd love you to be able to commit to all of, and will continue what the book was written for - to help us show each other how strong, smart, and bold we all are. https://www.metoogirl.com/

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Planned Parenthood Workshop Series 2!
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Planned Parenthood Workshop Series 2!

Be a part of a new leadership program specifically built for teens to learn more about sex education. This program covers sexual and reproductive health tops, such as STD's, preventing teen pregnancy, and LGBTQI issues. Not only is this a great learning opportunity, it's fun, too! At meetings you will meet new people, learn valuable skills and win cool prizes. 

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ME TOO GIRL WORKSHOP SERIES 1/4 - WOODBURN
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

ME TOO GIRL WORKSHOP SERIES 1/4 - WOODBURN

Me Too was written by a teen for teen, Jolie Brownell (aka - MTG's FOUNDER + CEO) and it's pretty much a collection of reasons why she (plus us) believes you are so freaking badass, incredible, gorgeous, powerful, good enough - and yeah, the list does go on and on. This workshop is part of a series we'd love you to be able to commit to all of, and will continue what the book was written for - to help us show each other how strong, smart, and bold we all are. https://www.metoogirl.com/

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(FULL) LAIKA Exhibit Visit @ PAM
Feb
3
3:15 PM15:15

(FULL) LAIKA Exhibit Visit @ PAM

At the heart of every LAIKA film are the artists who meticulously craft every element.  Through behind-the-scenes photography, video clips and physical artwork from its films, visitors will be immersed in LAIKA’s creative process, exploring the production design, sets, props, puppets, costumes, and world-building that have become the studio’s hallmarks. Their films are a triumph of imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship and have redefined the limits of modern animation.

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Opportunity! JOIN THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION RESEARCH TEAM!
Jan
29
to Feb 10

Opportunity! JOIN THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION RESEARCH TEAM!

Be a part of the National Science Foundation Research Team! Become a researcher who will be published in the National Science Journal. OSU is looking for 8 Eurekans who are interested in sharing their opinions and knowledge on how we can engage more girls and young women in STEM! 

Required:

February 25th: 10AM-3PM

March 4th: 10AM-3PM

For each meeting you attend you will receive a $50 stipend, and then there will be follow-up meetings where you will be able to receive mentoring on your STEM portfoloio, and teach adults how Eureka has shaped your experience, confidence, and competence in STEM. 

Interested? CLICK HERE! 

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