California Tech Trekkers at UC San Diego - June 2000
Tech Trek was established by the California AAUW to encourage girls entering the 8th grade to aspire to careers in Math, Science and Computer Technology. The first Tech Trek was held the summer of 1998 at Stanford University. Tech Trek 1999 expanded to include camps at Fresno and San Diego in addition to Stanford.
Here in San Diego Tech Trek girls attend a week-long camp on the UCSD campus where they live the life of a college student. They learn to live with someone other than a relative, eat dorm food and explore the campus area under the careful supervision of camp staff. The girls will also interact with women who model a high degree of science, math or computer expertise as part of their daily lives. They learn Physics via the roller coaster, tour a facility on robotics, study Astronomy, learn about Great Women in History, find DNA, and study marine biology with a boat trip on the bay.