Great Plains Girls Collaboration Project

The Great Plains Girls Collaboration Project brings together organizations throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and part of Minnesota that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue nontraditional careers.

Too often programs that serve girls in nontraditional careers such as STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise and equipment. In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources.The Great Plains Girls Collaborative Project provides the opportunity for programs to increase their ability to maintain interest and participation of girls in nontraditional or STEM programs within their regions through collaboration.

The Great Plains Girls Collaborative is based on a model developed by the National Girls Collaborative Project and replicated through a grant from the National Science Foundation. The model is structured to bring organizations together to compare needs and resources, share information and to plan strategically to expand STEM-related opportunities for girls.

Current Partners
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • Sanford Children’s Research Center
  • North Dakota State University
  • American Association of University Women
  • Southeast Technical
  • Department of Career and Technical Education
  • Bismarck Career Academy
  • South Dakota Discovery Center
  • Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
  • Women in Science
  • Microsoft
  • Sanford Underground Lab
  • ND Starbase
  • SD Starbase
  • Cte Academy of Sioux Falls
  • Washingon Pavilion
  • East Dakota Educational Cooperative
  • Equity Assistance Center
  • Information echnology Council of North Dakota
  • Mayville State University

For more information, contact Carrie Leopold at

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