2021 Tech Trek NM will be virtual
As a result of ongoing and rising concerns regarding COVID-19 and the impact of directives from national and state leaders, AAUW New Mexico is developing a virtual approach for the 2021 season.
AAUW’s first priority is the healh and welfare of Tech Trek’s campers, dedicated camp leaders, their staff and volunteers. A virtual environment ensures that all campers remain safe.
Virtual Tech Trek NM is designed to provide campers exposure to citizen science, computer science and engineering, along with workshops and virtual field trips designed to explore STEM careers using a hands-on or interactive approach. Trained instructors and coaching staff including near-peer Tech Trek alumnae, work alongside credentialed teachers and women in STEM related careers.
Nominations for 2021 by 7th grade math or science teachers January 19, 2021-February 26, 2021.
March–Nominated girls are invited to submit Tech Trek NM Application. Deadline is April 2, 2021.
TBA January and February 2021–Virtual Tech Trek NM Alumni Reunions
May–Acceptance letters sent to about 60 girls
June 20-26, 2021 Virtual 2020 Tech Trek NM for rising 9th grade girls selected in April 2020
July 18-24, 2021 Virtual 2021 Tech Trek NM for rising 8th grade girls
When 2020 camp was postponed, 2020 campers were mailed Tech=Trek-in-a-Box with everything needed to complete more than 5 workshops.
KRQE reporter Jami Seymore filed this news story about us June 17
60 girls from 50 schools attended camp in 2019. Campers participated in 5 core classes: A Tour of the Stellar Life Cycle, Cybersecurity, Girl Powered Robot!, Gear Girls, and Probability and Systems Analysis for Fun. They went on field trips to Mineral Museum, Quebradas Back Country Byway, NRAO, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, and EMRTC. Workshops included: CSI: DNA; Design with Engineering in Mind; Design, Build and Test Your Own Landfill; Digging Deeper into Geology; Girl-Powered Competitive Robots; Heat Transfer; Life from Earth to Mars and On the Stars; Owl About Technology; Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing Techniques for Polymers; The Social Life of Pennies; Weather or Not, Star Party, Financial Management, Math Blast, and Geocaching.
Socorro newspaper filed this story: Socorro County Girls Take Tech Trek for STEM
65 girls from 52 schools attended camp in 2018. Campers participated in 5 core classes: A Tour of the Stellar Life Cycle, App Creators, Girl Powered Robot!, Gear Girls, and Forensics. They went on field trips to Mineral Museum, San Lorenzo Canyon, NRAO, Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge, and EMRTC. Workshops included: Motors in Motion; Light, Colors and Sparkles; Cybersecurity 101, Introduction to Concepts of Materials Science; Design, Build and Test Your Own Landfill; and Design with Engineering in Mind. The final Friday night activity, geocaching, was followed by S’mores.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:
Help support camps designed to develop girls’ interest, excitement, and self-confidence in STEM fields!
AAUW Tech Trek NM
PO Box 90322
Albuquerque, NM 87199
During Tech Trek NM 2017, 60 Campers from 50 different middle schools reported to the New Mexico Tech campus on the first day of camp, Sunday, June 18, and participated in fun activities to celebrate everyone’s excitement. Families were welcome to stay and participate in the campus tour.
The 2017 Core Courses were: A Tour Through the Stellar Life Cycle, App Inventor, Girl Powered Robot, Designing a Motorized Toy Challenge, and Cybersecurity.
The 2017 Workshops were: It’s Not Magic, It’s Science; Mineral Museum Activities; Nanotechnology; Weather or Not; Heart Circuits; CSI: DNA; Design with Engineering in Mind; Light, Color & Sparkles; Rocket Science!; Make Music With Raspberry Pi; Design, Build & Test Your Own Landfill; Looking at How Our Brains Grow and Change
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
Tech Trek NM 2016
The 2016 Core Courses were: A Tour Through the Stellar Life Cycle, App Inventor, Girl Powered Robot, Designing a Motorized Toy Challenge, and Cybersecurity.
2016 Workshops included Nanotechnology; Photonic Cooking; Ozobots! Explore Coding through Mini-Robotics; All about the Bass: Make Music with Raspberry Pi; The Social Life of Pennies; Weather or Not: Forecasting Hazardous Weather Events; What do Electricity and Magnetism have to do with each other?; Rocks and Fossils of New Mexico; CSI/DNA; Physiology in Motion; Light, Color & Sparkles; Science Writing–More than Lab Reports; and Water Beneath Our Feet.
The 2016 field trip to the Very Large Array and the Mineral Museum were astounding!
Tech Trek NM 2016 Video @ NM Tech in Socorro
Tech Trek is a great opportunity to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in the STEM leaders of tomorrow.