The STEM Career Conference has been organized since 2003 by the AAUW Long Beach branch and is currently held at Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus. Women with careers in science, technology, engineering and math present workshops to middle-school girls to excite them about the possibilities of such careers and to encourage them to attend college
Tech Trek: established in 1998, is a one-week residential summer camp for rising eighth graders to encourage young women to continue studying science and math in middle school and beyond. The Branch raises funds to sponsor camperships for girls attending Title I schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Frances Magarian (Local) Scholarships: Established in 2013 from monies bequeathed to the Branch from AAUW Long Beach member Frances Magarian, the AAUW Long Beach Frances Magarian Scholarship awards two scholarships of $2500 each to two recipients from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and two scholarships of $500 each awarded to two recipients from Long Beach City College (LBCC).
GovTrek is a new Branch Project.. It is designed to encourage young high school women in their Junior or Senior year to pursue a career in public service. The goal is to increase the number of young women engaged in public service and elected office by introducing high school girls to pathways to reach those goals. Stay tuned for more information!
Please see our individual drop down project pages to learn more and get involved!