January 2020 Meeting

Trekking to the Future!

January 4, 2020

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 STEM fields, decision to pursue those fields, and future career plans.

Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), AAUW Tech Trek helps girls see their futures while having nonstop fun. This one-week summer camp is backed by AAUW’s research and designed to make STEM fields 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 toward success.

Our annual Tech Trek fundraiser will be held at the January Branch meeting. In addition to our speaker, Rachel Thomson, we hope to have other past Tech Trekkers at the meeting to share a bit about their experience at camp.

Your donations are welcome. Checks should be made out to:
AAUW –CA SPF with Tech Trek on the memo line.

So, bring your checkbooks and your always-generous hearts on January 4th!
See you at the Golden Sails Inn.