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National Girls Collaborative Project

The GRITS (Girls Raised In Tennessee Science) Collaborative Project collectively pulls resources together to build a stronger community across Tennessee in support of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The founding program, GRITS, was established through a National Science Foundation dissemination grant supporting research on gender in science and engineering. The GRITS Collaborative Project wants Tennessee to be the premier state in the nation for women with STEM degrees and STEM careers. We hope that it will become the norm and tradition for girls and women in the south, and especially in Tennessee, to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers.

The GRITS Collaborative Project will serve all 95 counties in Tennessee. The Collaborative will bring together programs, resources, and organizations that are committed to supporting and encouraging more Tennessee girls to enter the STEM education pipeline and to successfully complete STEM degree programs. The Collaborative will strengthen and unify efforts to provide for a broader and more meaningful impact of services across Tennessee. The diversity of collaborative partners across Tennessee will enable us to utilize a wealth of resources and networks that support girls and women in STEM. GRITS Collaborative Project will provide a focused effort on STEM for girls and women in Tennessee and thus will enhance economic, employment, and career opportunities for girls and women in STEM.

View the NGCP website.

The NGCP Program Directory
The Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this Directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls.

The Directory contains Program descriptions, resources available within each organization, Program and/or organization needs, and contact information. Submitted entries undergo review and verification prior to publication.