“Anything is possible and you guys helped me realize that I can do a lot of things with my life to change the world for the better.”
– Oregon Camper
At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists.
Hear from campers about Oregon’s Tech Trek Camp in the video below!
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This one-week STEM camp for rising eighth-grade girls got its start 20 years ago, when AAUW of California member Marie Wolbach applied for an AAUW Community Action Grant to open a science camp for girls on the Stanford University campus. Wolbach and AAUW of California have since expanded the program to 10 camps in California alone.
After seeing how effective the program is — alumnae are more likely than their peers to take advanced science and math classes and eventually to go to college — AAUW decided to take the program nationwide. Our Tillamook camp started in 2014 and we are excited to continue to offer this opportunity to girls in Clatsop, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Yamhill counties.
Campers take part in activities like building and programming robots, exploring estuaries, building mobile apps for cell phones and tablets, and much more! Tech Trek has been shown to significantly increase girls’ self-confidence and their interest in and excitement about the STEM fields, which is why AAUW is expanding Tech Trek to more and more states each year.
The program puts AAUW’s groundbreaking Why So Few? research report into action. Tech Trek’s formula follows the report’s recommendations, introducing girls to role models and career choices and giving campers the opportunity to reside on a college campus. Find out how you can support a camp today!