Thank you to all AAUW members and their families who contributed to Tech Trek this year, with time, energy, and support, as well as finances!
In June 60 rising 8th-grade girls from 50 different middle schools from across NM joined 33 staff members at NM Tech in Socorro for Tech Trek NM 2017. The girls took classes in assorted STEM fields as they explored the opportunities for academic studies and careers that they may not have considered before. They talked with professionals in these fields, to ask how they came to be scientists, mathematicians, or engineers, and how they overcame difficulties along the way. In addition, girls went on field trips to Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge and the Very Large Array. Then on the final evening they had a pajama party, saw the movie “Contact”, and shared ice cream sundaes.
Cheri Burch, STEM Chair AAUW-NM