AAUW-CA Tech Trek Camp

Tech Trek is a week long, summer residential math and science camp for middle school girls who have completed 7th grade and who will go into 8th grade in the fall. Selected students get a preview of college life while learning that math and science can be fun. In Summer 2006, 579 girls from across California attended Tech Trek at 6 camps. Over 4,000 girls have attended since the first camp! Tech Trek features hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields.

Campers attend core classes and mini-labs featuring hand-on experiences. Instructors include credentialed middle school teachers and women currently engaged professionally in science, math, and technology fields. Evening programs in fields such as astronomy, engineering, marine biology, and environmental studies are planned to enhance the learning experience. Highlighting the activities are field trips unique to the opportunities each camp has to offer. Just as important is the campus experience.

Campers have the opportunity to live the life of a college student for the week. They learn to live in a community atmosphere, eat dorm food, and explore the campus area under supervision of camp staff. University staff provide information on how to prepare to attend college. AAUW California has supported Tech Trek Camps since the first camp at Stanford University in 1998, with initial funding from the AAUW Education Foundation in 1997. Each participating AAUW-California Branch works with middle school science teachers to identify students that will benefit from the experience. Only selected students that are chosen by AAUW-CA Branches attend Tech Trek. Many Branches offer scholarships. For additional information regarding Tech Trek, go to the Tech Trek website: http://www.aauw-ca.org/program/techtrek.htm

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Marie
Last Name: 
Wolbach
Title: 
Tech Trek Coordinator
Location: 
3427 Greer Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
1997
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
600
Boys served annually: 
0
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
North Alabama SWE Outreach Chair
Location: 
3427 Greer Rd.
United States
Slug: 
aauw-ca-tech-trek-camp
Needed Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
research
job shadowing
funding/sponsorship
conferences
computer access
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
Populations Served
urban
unemployed
middle/junior