AAUW Tech Trek is a week-long science and math summer camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who are entering the eighth grade.
Tech Trek started in 1998 with one site in California and in 15 years grew to 10 camps on eight college campuses across the country. AAUW is expanding the camps to five new campus locations in the summer of 2013 through partnerships with our branch, state and member leaders.
Attending camp on a college or university campus helps girls — especially those whose parents may not have gone to college — to see themselves seeking higher education. The university campus experience gives girls a chance to think about the kinds of opportunities a college education can afford them. Camp field trips encourage maximum interaction and instruction in environments where STEM professionals work.
Girls are immersed in a world in which they are empowered by their capabilities and encouraged to think about themselves not just as young women but also as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists.