Tech Trek alumnae surpass the national average in most advanced math and science courses:
Girls learn about STEM careers that align with their passions and help them solve big problems:
A STEM Camp Built for Girls, by Women
What exactly happens at Tech Trek, and how does it work? Here are some of our favorite parts about the camp.
It gets messy. Whether it’s building rockets or extracting DNA, campers get their hands dirty during daily math or science classes and hands-on workshops.
Girls see STEM in action. A daylong field trip and professional meet-and-greet offer girls an up-close view of a STEM career and a way to connect with role models.
Girls see themselves going to college — literally. Campers spend a week on a local college or university campus, so envisioning themselves in college four years later is easy.
The camp is cutting edge. Every camp takes advantage of the latest technology and, thanks to Symantec Corporation, select camps will launch a new cybersecurity course in 2015. Developed by a group of leading experts, the course will teach girls the foundation of real-world tech skills for future tech professions.
Did we mention we’re local? AAUW members work with teachers, parents, campuses, and local STEM professionals to personalize the program for the community.
The methods are proven. Girls learn how to perform basic coding in an MIT-developed mobile app inventor course supported by the Verizon Foundation. Plus, after 10 years, we like to think we’re experts at running a profoundly successful camp.
We make it easy for girls to go. Thanks to sponsors and donors, families pay only a $50 fee to send a girl to camp, ensuring that girls from a range of backgrounds are able to attend.