UPDATED for 2017
Chances are, if you have a daughter you’ve been watching the Goldieblox commercials with interest. What if I told you there was an amazing national program looking for local girls to participate in a STEM-focused camp at UAH this summer?
At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists.
This one-week STEM camp for rising eighth-grade girls got its start 15 years ago in California. Campers took part in activities like building and programming robots, extracting their own DNA, learning how computer simulations are used to predict weather patterns, and much more! Tech Trek has been shown to significantly increase girls’ self-confidence and their interest in and excitement about the STEM fields which is why AAUW is bringing Tech Trek to three new states in 2014: Alabama, New Mexico, and Oregon.
What Is It Again?
Tech Trek is a week-long residential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics summer camp for rising eighth-grade girls. Tech Trek, including all eating, sleeping, instructional, and recreational activities, will take place at the University of Alabama in Huntsville June 18-24, 2017. Nominations due by February 6, 2017. More details about this year’s program can be found HERE.
How Can My Daughter Get Nominated?
Seventh grade science and math teachers identify and nominate girls to attend Tech Trek, AL. All candidates must pass through a qualification process that includes an application, an essay, and a personal interview. Nomination deadline is February 6, 2017. To nominate a camper or apply to teach or volunteer, contact Dr. Laurie Joiner, Student and Families Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination forms can be found HERE.
Spread the Word!
Help spread the word about this innovative, stimulating, and dynamic math & science camp! To learn more about Tech Trek, camper selection rules, volunteer opportunities, and more visit their website and social media links:
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