AAUW Washington hosted its eleventh Tech Trek camp in July 2022 on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University with ninety-one campers representing 17 branches. During Tech Trek, the girls attended one core class and two labs each day. In the evenings, the girls participated in a variety of activities including team building and a student produced talent show. On Thursday night, women working as professionals in STEM fields from throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area talked about their careers, what kind of education they have and the diverse opportunities open to women with STEM degrees. The girls selected one of two venues for their day long field trip: Northwest Trek and Harbor Wild Watch.
Tech Trek is unique among Washington’s STEM summer program in that it provides full financial support to the campers and is one of the few programs designed for girls going into the 8th grade. Puyallup Valley AAUW branch selected ten girls to attend one of the two week long camps with generous support our annual Garden Tour, branch members and community.
This years camp programs included the following:
- Week 1 Dunbar: Bodies by Design, Environmental Detectives, Wearable Tech, Cyber Security
- Week 2 McClintock: Bodies by Design, Environmental Detectives, Wearable Tech, Robotics