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
April–Meet & Greet Zoom meetings for Tech Trek NM 2020 participants
May–Acceptance letters sent to about 60 girls
May–Meet & Greet Zoom meetings for Tech Trek NM 2021 attendees
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.