At the Tech Trek camp the girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists.
About the Florida Tech Trek Camps
The 8th grade girls who attended the previous week-long Tech Trek Florida camps left camp with a much greater appreciation of the wide range of interesting opportunities available in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) than before they arrived at camp.
The camp activities included workshops, hands on exploration, investigation, experimenting and learning about robots, aeronautics, geology, food chemistry, forensics, mathematical and engineering applications, computer simulation, and coding Apps, along with gaining insights into some of Florida’s environmental problems. Six STEM career professional women and role models explained what their careers included, why they enjoyed the work they did, and how exciting STEM careers could be. The girls described their camp experiences as “awesome”, “extraordinary”, “exciting”, “incredible” and “a unique educational experience.
The Selection of Campers for the 2016 Camp
Florida’s Tech Trek 2016 camp will take place on Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton Campus from June 12th through the 18th. Of the 184 girls nominated by a science or math teacher to attend the 2016 camp 60 girls have been selected to attend. Many of those girls have already sent in their $50 registration fee and are anxiously awaiting more information regarding the next steps to complete before camp begins. If you have questions about the selection process contacti Sue Slone, 2016 Tech Trek Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Helen Zientek, Assistant Camp Director, at email@example.com.
AAUW has been a leader in the effort to interest more young girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The first summer Tech Trek camp was held on the campus of California’s Stanford University in 1998. Now there are ten California camps and ten additional camps scattered around the United States. Thanks to very generous sponsors and supportive donors, families pay only a $50 fee to send a girl to camp so that girls from a wide range of backgrounds are able to attend. See below for donation information.
All branches should solicit contributions from corporations and business in the STEM fields, this 2016 TechTrek sponsor letter written by Sue Slone, Florida TechTrek Camp, might be helpful to you in asking STEM related businesses to become camp sponsors.
Support an 8th Grade Girl at the 2016 Tech Trek Camp
AAUW-FL Tech Trek is a science and math camp for girls
June 12 – 18, 2016
Palm Beach State College – Boca Raton FL
Every Contribution Will Make a Difference!
_______ $ 25 for one lab notebook and a flash drive
_______ $ 50 Covers lab supplies for one camper
_______ $ 80 Provides for camper’s cost for half a day
_______ $160 Covers a full day of camp for one girl
_______ $200 Will feed a camper for a week
_______ $300 Sponsors a STEM teacher for the week
_______ $500 Finances half the camp cost for one girl
_______ $1000 Sponsors a full week of camp for one girl
_______ $1000 Will fund the STEM professional women’s panel night
Make checks payable to AAUW
Write Florida Tech Trek 2016 on the memo
Mail this form and your check to:
Tech Trek Florida 2016
Post Office Box 2938
Jupiter, FL 33468
Contributions are tax deductible