Tech Trek is looking for volunteers with a commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education who will assist with activities, field trips, and general camper needs during the week of Tech Trek.
Volunteering with Tech Trek is a great way to get involved in helping girls discover their potential in STEM. Tech Trek is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and couldn’t be done without volunteer efforts. All staff will receive room and board on campus and a stipend.
The Virtual Camp Coach provides the social and/or technical foundation the campers need
while on their Tech Trek virtual adventure, helping them negotiate their journey while
also helping AAUW achieve the camp’s objectives of increasing campers’ interest in
studies and careers in STEM fields, all with respect and concern.
Teachers will provide a STEM core class (3 hours/day for 5 days) or lead a one-time, 90 minute workshop for 12- and 13-year-old girls during the week of Tech Trek camp.
Classes should include stimulating hands-on activities and STEM-focused coursework. Students may work on cumulative projects throughout the week or have a different project each day. Teachers should have multiple years of teaching experience in a STEM field and be prepared to encourage and appreciate student effort and act as role models.
Workshop Presenters present one 90 minute workshop twice to campers during the week of Tech Trek.
Workshop presenters should be organized, prepared and have a disposition that reflects excitement for Tech Trek and STEM learning. They should have a good reputation in their workplaces, schools, or communities as an involved STEM practitioner or educator and role model.
Camp photographer documents registration, core classes, workshops, field trips, and evening activities. The camp photographer takes a group photo, photos of dorm groups, and takes home town publicity photos. Finally, the camp photographer sets the photographs to music and produces a 6-10 minute video shown at the closing program Saturday.
AN OPEN INVITATION TO WORK AT VIRTUAL TECH TREK 2021
June 20-25, 2021 and/or July 18-23, 2021
Dear New Mexico AAUW Members,
We are so excited to be hosting another Tech Trek New Mexico this summer. Many of you have already made it possible with your financial support, and we thank you for that. Some of you have expressed an interest in attending Tech Trek for a day or two to see up close and personal how it works. As a Dorm Mom at the 2017 Tech Trek, it was great fun getting to know the rising eighth graders from all over the state and seeing how they grew and developed in their science and leadership skills during the week.
This year we will be hosting about 60 girls from all over New Mexico in each of two week-long virtual science camps. The week revolves around fun STEM activities in core classes and workshops, as well as virtual field trips and personal projects in STEM fields.
We would like as many AAUW members as might be interested to participate. We need AAUWans to serve as coaches to the teachers in the morning Core Classes and the leaders of the afternoon workshops and other activities.
We are also looking for professional women in the STEM fields to provide career information and inspiration to our campers on an afternoon panel.
If you would like to help, please contact, Claudia Poglitsch, e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-264-1524.
TECH TREK NEW MEXICO 2021 WANTS YOU!!!