Tech Trek Update

These girls are:  Sydney Alderson, Ayu Burchman, Keira Hundhausen, Hannah Kaiser, Maesen Silva, Marlena Steinbach, and Yekaterina Sterligova from Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach, and Raksheta Kulkarni and Prakruthi Praveen from Venado Middle School in Irvine.

AAUW’s Tech Trek is a summer science camp for middle school girls that was created to address the underrepresentation by women in STEM careers. Its mission is to:
Encourage a diverse group of young women entering eighth grade to take math and science courses throughout high school.

  • Motivate girls to attend college.
  • Inspire young women to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The camps are all held on college and university campuses, and girls can only attend them on full scholarships provided by local branches of the AAUW. This summer, the Laguna Beach branch is sending 10 girls to Tech Trek camps at UCI and UCSD, bringing the total number of Tech Trek scholarships we have provided up to 131.