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Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), AAUW Tech Trek helps girls see their futures while having nonstop fun. This one-week summer camp is backed by AAUW’s research and designed to make STEM fields exciting and accessible to girls in middle school — the age when girls’ participation in these fields statistically drops. For many girls, the weeklong camp sparks their curiosity and places them on a path toward success.

AAUW of California member Marie Wolbach founded Tech Trek in 1998 with the help of an AAUW Community Action Grant. Today AAUW Tech Trek operates at 22 different sites around the nation. A 2013 survey of AAUW Tech Trek alumnae from California demonstrates the program’s lasting effects on many levels, including interest and confidence in STEM fields, decision to pursue those fields, and future career plans.

AAUW Tech Trek alumnae surpass the national average in most advanced math and science courses:

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Girls learn about STEM careers that align with their passions and help them solve big problems:

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Find AAUW Tech Trek near You

Camps are held in the summer at campuses around the country. All campers are nominated by their seventh-grade math and science teachers. Girls then apply and are selected by a committee. Visit the camp pages below to learn more about getting involved at the local level.

AAUW Tech Trek Dates

State Tech Trek Site 2017 Camp Dates Organizers
California California State University, Fresno June 11-17, 2017 AAUW of California
Florida Palm Beach State College & Florida Atlantic University June 11-17, 2017 AAUW of Florida
Oklahoma University of Tulsa June 11–17, 2017 AAUW Tulsa (OK) Branch
California Sonoma State University June 18-June 24, 2017 AAUW of California
Alabama University of Alabama in Huntsville June 18-June 24, 2017 AAUW of Huntsville (AL) Branch
New Mexico New Mexico Tech June 18-June 24, 2017 AAUW of New Mexico
California Whittier College June 24-July 1, 2017 AAUW of California
Oregon Tillamook Bay Community College June 25-June 30, 2017 AAUW of Tillamook (OR) Branch
California University of California, San Diego July 1-8, 2017 AAUW of California
California Stanford University (Curie) July 9–15, 2017 AAUW of California
California University of California, Irvine July 9–15, 2017 AAUW of California
Iowa Buena Vista University July 9–15, 2017 AAUW of Stormlake (IA) Branch
Washington Pacific Lutheran University July 9–15, 2017 AAUW of Washington
California Stanford University (Hopper) July 16–22, 2017 AAUW of California
New Jersey Stockton University July 16–22, 2017 Atlantic County (NJ) Branch
Cape May (NJ) Branch
Ohio Bowling Green State University July 16–23, 2017 AAUW of Bowling Green (OH) Branch
Oklahoma Southwestern Oklahoma State University July 16–22, 2017 AAUW Weatherford (OK) Branch
California University of California, Davis July 23–July 29, 2017 AAUW of California
California University of California, Santa Barbara (Blackwell) July 23–29, 2017 AAUW of California
Oregon Oregon State University – Cascades Campus July 23–29, 2017 AAUW of Oregon
California University of California, Santa Barbara (Hypatia) July 30–August 5, 2017 AAUW of California
Washington Eastern Washington University July 30–Aug 5, 2017 AAUW of Washington