AAUW has been a leader in the effort to interest young girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
AAUW has sponsored week-long Tech Trek summer camps for recommended girls entering the eighth grade to give them hands-on experience in STEM fields.
These one-week summer camps are backed by AAUW’s research and are designed to make STEM fields exciting and accessible to girls in middle school — the age when girls’ participation in these fields statistically drops. For many girls, the camps spark their curiosity and place them on a path toward success.
The first summer Tech Trek camp was held on the campus of California’s Stanford University in 1998. Florida now has 2 camps. Thanks to very generous sponsors and supportive donors, families pay only a $50 fee to send a girl to camp so that girls from a wide range of backgrounds are able to attend.
Due to Covid, the 2021 and 2022 camps were virtual, but we hope that once again the 2023 summer camps will be held on college campuses.
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