Stem Education

WHAT WE DO

Learn more about the program

The Fremont Branch sponsors seventh grade girls from the Tri-City area to attend Tech Trek each year. Girls are recommended by their Math and Science teachers and are selected through a rigorous application and interview process. The selected girls attend a one week residential camp at Camp Curie at the Stanford University Campus. For more information on Camp Curie visit  http://techtrek-stanfordmc.aauw.net

Our 2017 Tech Trek scholarship recipients from the Tri-city (Fremont, Newark, Union City) public schools

 

The Tech Trek scholarships, at $1000 per participant, are funded by the branch through donations from our members, supporters and local businesses that value the importance of gender equity in STEM. For more information on these scholarships in the Tri-city area, or to make a donation, contact lethastem@gmail.com.

Engineering Design at Camp Curie, Stanford University 2017

Camp Curie – Stanford University 2017: Read what the girls did and said

Tech Trek 2018: Tech Trek Alumni welcome the new Tech Trekkers

Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day

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Since 1991 the Fremont Branch has sponsored STEM Discovery Day, a morning of fun and learning for girls in 3rd to 6th Grades and their mothers or other female adult role models. The program focuses on encouraging young girls to be excited about STEM through a series of hands-on STEM activities presented by professional women and alumnae of our Tech Trek program. The program also encourages families to reinforce the girls’ interest in STEM. We are proud of our returning mother/daughter pairs who attend the program from 3rd Grade through 6th Grade. The morning starts with a visit to the Planetarium followed by four, 45 minute activities that they select from eight activities offered. Activities include Brain Teasers, Mad Science, Robotics, 3D Printing, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering.

Mothers enjoy spending the morning with their daughters, and our Tech Trek alumnae have the opportunity to further explore and sustain their interest in STEM through high school while being a role model for the younger girls coming up the pipeline.

STEM Discovery Day 2017-2018 schedule:

5th and 6th Graders: Saturday, November 4th,  2017 : See and Read what they did and said

3rd and 4th Graders: Saturday February 24th,  2018 : See and Read what  they did and said

Pathways to STEM

Expanding our STEM pipeline to 6th, 7th and 8th Graders:
An interactive panel Discussion Saturday Feb 24, 2018: See and Read what they did and said

For further information and registration details, contact lethastem@gmail.com