American Association of University Women - AAUW
Tech Trek - STEM Camps for Eighth Grade Girls
This one-week science and math camp for girls about to enter the eighth grade got its start when member Marie Wolbach received an AAUW Grant to open a science camp for girls on the Stanford University campus. The program has since expanded to 10 camps in California and is now nationwide.
Girls attend Tech Trek camps on scholarships provided by AAUW branches. They are housed in local university dorms for the week and engage in hands-on math and science projects. Tech Trek has been shown to significantly increase girls’ self-confidence and their interest in and excitement about the STEM fields.
Our Whidbey Island Branch works with local schools in the selection of girls for the Tech Trek camp each summer.
Tech Trek Coordinator: Jessica Koeberle