Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in PhotosSeptember 29, 2014
Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space (oh wait, we already did that). But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves.
“My experience at Tech Trek was something I will always take with me. I have learned the beginnings of many new STEM opportunities. This helped me to find my new passion in STEM.”
“I learned that I guess I can overcome anything if I put my mind to it.” — Zaria B., Alabama
“I actually never knew that I was interested in computer programming until I took a computer programming class at Tech Trek, and then I was like, ‘This would be awesome to do!’” — Capri W., Oregon
“Now I know that I want to be a computer programmer and have my own company.”
“My all-time favorite day [was when] we did the squid dissection. It was my very first dissection. I was really nervous at first, but I loved it. … We pulled out the spine of the squid and this thing called an ink sac. It’s not really a spine because it’s made of cartilage. We pulled it out and put the ink sac onto the spine/cartilage thing, and you would write with it. I wrote ‘Oops you made me ink’ and stuff like that. It was really fun.” — Eleanor I., Washington
“I know there are people out there in the world that think girls can’t do it, but I know that we can.” —Hayley H., Ohio
“I made a lot of new lifelong friends. I have learned a lot, and it was an unforgettable experience.”
“We got to make robots and move their hands. It was a lot of fun. I’ve always been interested in that and how things actually move and how to program them to do things.” — Malia M., Oklahoma
This post was written by AAUW STEM Programs Intern Aly Sides.