Does your daughter have a sharp mind and an interest in science or technology? If so, she will not want to miss the once-in-a-lifetime science/technology summer camp, to be held at New Mexico Highlands University (NMSU) in July 2015.
Middle school science, math and technology teachers in New Mexico are being asked to nominate their promising female students to attend the Tech Trek summer camp, sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU). The camp is open to seventh grade girls from throughout New Mexico who have an interest in science, math, engineering or technology (STEM) careers.
At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists. Camp attendees stay in the dorms at NMHU and attend challenging classes and hands-on workshops taught by university instructors and professionals in a wide range of fields.
The camp program also includes opportunities to meet women in real-world science careers, and a career night to meet dozens of professionals who will share their experiences. More information about Tech Trek can be found here.
Parents of seventh grade girls who attend the summer camp will pay only a small registration fee, as the entire camp has been funded by generous contributions from the AAUW and local technology companies. If your daughter might be interested, she should talk to her science or math teacher right away and ask to be nominated by her 7th grade science or math teacher. Nominations are due by Feb. 13.
Seventh-grade teachers can find more information about the camp and nomination materials on the Tech Trek – New Mexico website at http://techtrek-NM.aauw.net.
Anyone wishing to support this exciting opportunity for local girls by contributing or volunteering, should contact the Tech Trek planning team at techtrekNM@gmail.com.