Science and Technology Camp for Girls
Tech Trek is a one-week STEM camp at Pacific Lutheran University sponsored by AAUW for local girls entering 8th grade. Students are nominated by teachers for their aptitude in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and go through an interview process along with their parents. Returning participants report an increased focus on the STEM fields and a desire to pursue classes in these subject areas. Having these middle-schoolers experience life on a college campus is a great motivator for their future educational plans. AAUW, Stanwood/Camano Branch, currently sends 8 girls to this summer camp annually at a cost of $950 each. Our goal is to fund 2 campers for a total of $1900.