Tech Trek is a week-long residential math/science camp for seventh grade girls. Tech Trek was founded in 1998 with one camp offered at Stanford University. Through the years, Tech Trek has grown significantly and now offers 10 camps at eight different college campus locations throughout California.
Science, math, and technology are major fields where women are presently underrepresented but fields where they can and do succeed. The goal of Tech Trek is to provide a fun, yet educational experience that will expand the minds of the middle-school girls who attend by allowing campers to experience daily hands-on experiments and field trips related to math and science. In addition, the girls experience dorm life on a college campus, get acquainted with other girls who think science is fun, and meet female role models in math, science, and technology.
Visit AAUW.org to learn more about Tech Trek and its founder, AAUW member Marie Wolbach.
In consideration of the safety of Tech Trek campers, staff, and volunteers, AAUW has cancelled all of its 2020 Tech Trek camps, the one-week long STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) summer camps for girls entering 8th grade in the fall.
We received notification of the cancellations from AAUW CA in early April. Thus, we did not complete our camper selection process this year; our San Ramon branch TT interview subcommittee did not interview the 12 girls selected for interviews by our branch TT reading subcommittee.
If Tech Trek camps were held this year, the San Ramon girls would have attended the Sonoma State University Tech Trek camp in June. The camp’s director is pursuing possible alternatives for campers that were selected to attend the camp, including our 12 girls from the four San Ramon middle schools.