Girls in Florida Learn Physics and Biotechnology with AAUW GrantAugust 29, 2013
This AAUW national program — ideally located in Orlando, Florida, where high-tech industrial companies are one of the area’s major industries — empowers and encourages girls to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. With a fun, exciting, and engaging curriculum, the camp schedule consisted of a kinetics team-building exercise as well as group activities focusing on biotechnology and physics. The week ended with a bang as campers made a field trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for presentations, bottle rocket launches, and robot demos.
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AAUW of Florida was awarded one of four grants given to 2013 Tech Trek pilot program sites. The grant helped camp director Jennifer McDaniel and her fellow AAUW of Florida member volunteers finance this much-needed endeavor.
Other than a $50 confirmation fee, there is no cost to families who send a camper to Tech Trek, thanks to generous donations from AAUW supporters and local communities. Give to Tech Trek today and help this program continue to inspire girls in Florida.
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