Tech Trek Science and Math Program

 Make a Donation to Tech Trek Today!

 

We are gearing up for Tech Trek 2017!

If you would like to participate as a committee member or learn the ropes to be a future chair or co-chair, please join us on …

Wednesday, December 7th, at 5:30pm at Sal’s

 

 

All About Tech Trek…

Tech Trek is a science and math camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields. All sleeping, eating, instructional, and recreational facilities are located on a university campus where camps are held.

Our goal is to encourage a diverse group of young women to take math and science courses throughout high school; to motivate students to attend college and to inspire young women to consider STEM careers.  One of the underlying goals of Tech Trek is to reach as many girls interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) as possible.

Tech Trek 2016

Science and math and giraffes, oh my!

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Innovation Alley – TEDx Yosemite

11-14-2015

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Tech Trek 2014

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 Tech Trek Camp a Success!

A Science and Math camp sponsored by AAUW

The Mariposa Branch sent 4 girls who will enter the 8th grade this fall.

Thank you to those who donated to make this program a success!

Tech Trek Letter

Tech Trek wows the audience

October 9th, 2012

 Tech Trek participants talk about their experiences at Fresno State University this summer at Tech Trek. 

   

Coordinator: Margaret Brandenburg

 

2011 Program Dates: June 19 – 25

Coordinator: Margaret Brandenburg

2011 Tech Trek Program

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Our Tech Trek girls gave an overview of the program and made ice cream for the audience!

   

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, allow campers to experience hands-on experiments and field trips related to math and science, live on a college campus, get acquainted with other girls who think science is fun, and meet female role models in math, science, technology, and other non-traditional careers. AAUW Mariposa sponsors local girls to Tech Trek camp each year.

Every girl attending a Tech Trek Science Camp is on a scholarship and was first recommended for the program by her middle school science or math teacher. We provide the schools and teachers with guidelines for choosing girls who will be successful at camp.

Recommended girls and their parents are contacted and asked to complete an application and to write a short essay on a chosen subject. Prospective campers are interviewed and this year 3 girls were chosen to participate. Families are asked to pay a very small part of the total amount if they can.

Sheelah with 2009 Trekers Laura Shenk, Shelby Mandeville, Katelyn Collier and Jennifer Genung

Scholarships are supported by community donations, as well as the Yard Sale. This year we send four campers to the program in Fresno beginning on June 19th.

2011 Trekers: Eliza Amstutz, April Thorpe, Mackenzie Rice, Savannah Rauch

2010 Trekers: Mikayla Burgess, Tricia Armon and Natalie Marquez. Alternates: Mackenzie Shaddix and Danielle Lippert-Simenauer

2009 Trekers: Laura Shenk, Shelby Mandeville, Katelyn Collier and Jennifer Genung.