AAUW shares Tech Trek Camper’s Experience, Saturday, January 4, 2020

Tech Trek camper Rachel Thomson, and other Trekkers, will share their week-long summer camp experience on a university campus to members and guests of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Golden Sails Inn, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, California 90803 starting at 9:30 a.m. RSVP $25 for the buffet luncheon to PayPal account [email protected] Select Send to a Friend so the branch isn’t charged a fee by December 27, 2019.

This one-week summer camp is backed by AAUW’s research and designed to make the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) exciting and accessible to girls in middle school — the age when girls’ participation in these fields statistically drops. For many girls, the weeklong camp sparks their curiosity and places them on a path towards success.

Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in STEM, the AAUW Tech Trek camp helps girls see their futures while having nonstop fun.

AAUW of California member Marie Wolbach founded Tech Trek in 1998 with the help of an AAUW Community Action Grant. Today AAUW Tech Trek operates at 22 different sites around the nation. A 2013 survey of AAUW Tech Trek alumnae from California demonstrates the program’s lasting effects on many levels, including interest and confidence in the fields of Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM), and decision to pursue those fields, and future career plans.

The annual Tech Trek fundraiser will be held at the January Branch meeting. Donations are welcome. Checks should be made out to: AAUW –CA SPF with Tech Trek on the memo line. Send checks to:

AAUW Long Beach Branch P. O. Box 15023 Long Beach, CA 90815

The AAUW Long Beach branch has been actively involved in the community since 1911. The mission of AAUW is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy, with membership open to those with an AA degree or greater.

This article was released by the AAUW Long Beach Branch.