Tech Trek is a nationally supported AAUW program for rising 8th grade girls to pursue science, technology and math at a week-long residential camp on a college campus. It was started in California in 1998 and began in Washington in 2013 as a pilot program at Pacific Lutheran University with 50 campers. It has grown to two campuses, with a 3rd in the offing, at PLU and Eastern Washington University.
Tech Trek 2020 was finally held July 11 – 16, 2021—virtually! LWB sponsored three girls from local Middle Schools, two from Tillicum and one from Odle. Each camper received a toolkit with supplies for the virtual camp.
Five choices for core classes were offered: Chemistry, Climate Change, Cybersecurity, Human Body Designs and Thinkabit Tech (electronics and programming to produce a wearable hat.) Labs featured genetics, roller coaster physics, Barbie bungee jump, crime scene forensics, eyeball dissection, cryptography and financial literacy.
Here’s a thank you from one of our