[Photo: Some of our Chimacum and Port Townsend Tech Trek summer grads with Judge Madsen at Oct. 2016 meeting]
See video of our 2016 Trekkers talking at our October meeting. Wow!
Tech Trek is a week long residential summer camp where girls are actively learning about various areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM career areas where women are often underrepresented.
East Jefferson County incoming 8th grade girls can participate in Tech Trek. Teachers at local public schools nominate girls who exhibit a particular interest in science and math and would particularly benefit from the special learning experience they might otherwise not have. Nominees are interviewed and selected for branch sponsorship.
Research sponsored by AAUW indicates that middle school girls who lack encouragement, challenge and role models in STEM subjects may not continue to pursue those areas in high school and college. As a remedy, Tech Trek was started in 1998 at Stanford University to serve California middle school girls. The program has grown to serve girls from multiple state AAUW programs every year.