Resources for STEM Chairs


STEM chairs host programs for local girls with their branches and state leadership, assist with expansion of the national AAUW Tech Trek and Tech Savvy programs, and spread the word about AAUW’s research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Here are the tools you need to bring STEM opportunities to more girls in your community.

1. Hold your own local STEM program.

Many AAUW branches and states host conferences, camps, after-school programs, and other activities in their local communities. Check out these resources to help your branch start its own program and connect with the community:

2. Get involved with AAUW Tech Trek in your community.

AAUW Tech Trek is a weeklong summer camp for rising eighth-grade girls that develops girls’ interest, excitement, and self-confidence in STEM fields. The success of the Tech Trek model from AAUW of California prompted the program’s expansion to sites across the United States. You can get involved with Tech Trek by applying to host a camp or volunteering with a camp in your area.

3. Host an AAUW Tech Savvy conference for local girls.

Tech Savvy is a one-day conference designed to develop girls’ awareness of educational and career paths in STEM while encouraging adults to help girls pursue these interests throughout their lives. The successful program began at the AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch, and AAUW has since expanded Tech Savvy to sites nationwide. Help AAUW fulfill our mission of empowering girls in STEM by volunteering with a Tech Savvy conference in your area, or create a committee and apply to host one in the future. Use the planning accessible events guide to ensure that your event is accessible for all, and collaborate with diverse organizations or college campuses to expand your reach!

4. Promote AAUW’s work in STEM in your community.

Serve as an ambassador about AAUW STEM programs and opportunities, and develop key collaborations in your community that can help you expand your STEM reach.

Questions? Contact AAUW STEM staff at


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