Tech Trek Washington State - A Program of AAUW

At Tech Trek, a week-long, residential summer camp, middle-school girls (rising 8th-graders) are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists. Tech Trek has been shown to significantly increase girls' self-confidence and their interest in and excitement about STEM fields. Since 2013, Tech Trek growth in Washington has been phenomenal; 24 of AAUW-WA's 35 branches selected 164 campers to attend in 2017. Combined with numbers from 2013 through 2016, a total of almost exactly 600 girls in Washington have been served by this program in its first five years of existence.

The mission of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW of Washington State is made up of great, fun loving members who belong to branches from the tips of the Olympic Peninsula in the west to the Palouse and Tri-Cities areas in the far southeast region. We are rural and urban, big and small. We are even virtual with our online branch. Our activities reflect the diversity of our communities – book sales, get-out-the-vote campaigns, fundraisers, scholar programs – all serve the needs of our members, their communities, and the mission of AAUW. We are different, but we are the same, and we enjoy getting to know each other at conventions and other state meetings.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Tonna
Last Name: 
Kutner
Title: 
Coordinator
Location: 
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Seattle, WA 98105
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2013
Affiliation: 
AAUW
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
General Science
Girls served annually: 
170
Slug: 
tech-trek-washington-state--a-program-of-aauw
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
girls interested in STEM
Service Delivery Format
summer offerings
Available Resources/Activities
STEM curriculum/activities
Populations Served
middle/junior