Welcome to AAUW Washington Tech Trek!

Tech Trek WA 2020 POSTPONED until July 2021

Tech Trek WA has cancelled its three camps for the summer 2020 as a result of ongoing and rising concerns regarding COVID-19 and the impact of directions from national, state and local leaders. While we are all in this pandemic together, we will get through this and see campers in 2021.

Pacific Lutheran University at Tacoma, Dunbar Camp, July 11-17, 2021
Pacific Lutheran University at Tacoma, McClintock Camp, July 18-24, 2021
Eastern Washington University at Cheney, July 25-31, 2021

 

AAUW programs such as Tech Trek introduce girls to local successful female role models, teach girls that intellectual skills grow over time, and interrupt traditional female career stereotypes.

The camp is designed around S (science) T(technology) E (engineering) and M (math) to increase interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women who will enter the eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on learning and focusing on current hot topics for career exploration. The six-night sleep away camp is located on a college campus using dorms, laboratories, recreation and dining facilities.

AAUW branches in Washington state recruit campers and raise the funds to support all their camp expenses with the exception of a $50 registration fee. Branches work with seventh-grade math and science teachers from local middle schools for nominations of girls interested in STEM. Once nominated, the girls enter the process of selection by submitting an application and essay and meeting branch members during a personal interview.

This camp model has operated in Washington for seven years and approximately 1000 campers have attended the camp with 95% sponsorship from local AAUW branches. The program requires $175,000 annually to operate and we are funded by individuals, companies, corporations, foundations, and service organizations. CLICK here to find out how to help this camp continue to succeed and provide future STEM leaders.

 

 

Questions? techtrek@aauw-wa.org