Newsletter | May/Jun 2004

OWA Scholarship for AAUW Tech Trek at Mills

by Marian Ring

Tech Trek is a math/science week-long camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the Fall. It features hands on activities in math, science, and related fields. Instructors include credentialed middle school teachers and women professionals in math, science and technology. Evening programs in fields such as astronomy, engineering, marine biology, and environmental studies enhance the learning experience and introduce students to a variety of potential careers.

Camps take place on 5 college campuses throughout California. This affords campers the added experience of the life of a college student for a week.

An OWA member presents the field of architecture to the girls during the professional women's evening program. In 2003 the AAUW Tech Trek scholarship recipient was Gionna Younger, who attends a Berkeley Middle School. OWA contributed $650 to the fund. The effort was coordinated by Marian Ring for OWA.

In 2004 OWA contributed $600 to the fund. Kathleen Cruise will represent OWA at this year's camp. We'll let you know the winner, when it is announced.

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