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  Contact: Linda Lucchetti
  Phone: (925) 422-5815
Sept. 27, 2007

California Girls Collaborative presents mini-grant conference

The California Girls Collaborative Project will hold its 3rd annual mini-grant conference on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m. at the UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus at 2601 Warring Street, Berkeley.

This one-day conference targets organizations with programs that support girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Representatives from K-12 schools, higher education, professional organizations, business, government and community-based organizations are encouraged to attend.

Participants will learn about the CAL Girls mini-grant program and have excellent opportunities to network and form collaborations in order to apply for a $1,000 mini-grant.

CAL Girls is part of the National Girls Collaborative Project, which has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) three-year grant to extend the capacity, impact and sustainability of existing and evolving STEM projects and programs committed to motivating girls.

The registration fee for the conference is $25, which includes morning coffee, lunch and parking. Online registration is available at:

The conference is sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, American Association of University Women and University of California, Davis.

For more information about the mini-grant program, including examples of previous grant recipients, visit

If you have questions or comments, contact Tamara Helfer at

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory that develops science and engineering technology and provides innovative solutions to our nation's most important challenges. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.