Tech Trek

Tech Trek: A Comprehensive Community Partnership

Encouraging interest and confidence in STEM to young girls!

AAUW-CA Tech Trek STEM Camp for Girls is a week-long math, science, and technology camp held on a university campus in California.  The camp is designed to provide girls entering the eighth (8th) grade with an experience that makes math and science exciting and relevant, while introducing them to an actual on-campus college experience.  The Tech Trek experience is one of the educational components for these young girls that help to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women.  It features hands-on activities in math, science, technology and related fields, and is intended to encourage young women to pursue studies and careers in the fields of math, science, technology, and engineering fields.

From its inception in 1998, the program has grown to over 800 girls state-wide participating in the ten (10) camps being held on the following eight (8) campuses:  Stanford University (two camps), UC Santa Barbara (2 camps), UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Whittier College, CSU Fresno State, and Sonoma State University.  The girls sponsored by the Torrance Branch attend the five Tech Trek camps in southern California.

AAUW Torrance Branch sponsored three (3) girls in 1999 and sponsored thirty-six (36) girls in 2019! These girls are selected from fifteen (15) middle schools in the Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Los Angeles Unified School Districts.  Since 1999, the Torrance Branch has sent 564 girls to the Tech Trek camps.

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  Tech Trek STEM Camp for Girls is a program of the AAUW CA SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND (AAUW-CA SPF). The AAUW-CA SPF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN # 68-0463071.

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The Branch’s Tech Trek sponsorship partners have included:

Alcoa Fastening Systems | Adams Middle School | AFA Schriever Education Foundation  | Arconic Foundation |Athena Paquette Cormier | Ball Corporation | Bear Stearns | Boeing | COMADRONA Communications, Inc. | Continental Development Corporation| The Daily Breeze | Dow Chemicals | Epson Corporation | ExxonMobil Corporation | Farmer’s Insurance | American Honda Motor Co., Inc. | Honeywell International | Honeywell Transportation | Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center | W. M. Keck Foundation | Los Angeles Branch AAUW | James S. Copley Foundation | Hyundai Motor America | Maritz Marketing Research Inc. | Medi-Val Drugs | Moog Inc. | Northrop Grumman Space Technology | Parras Middle School | Partners in Diversity | Price Philanthropies Foundation | R.B. Zack & Associates | Raytheon Company | Roadium Open Air Market | Saatchi & Saatchi | Sunrider International | Symantec Corporation | Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. | Time Warner Cable | Watson Land Company | Weinan Family

TechTrek Science Camp for Girls is a program of the AAUW SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND.  The AAUW CA Special Projects Fund is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. EIN # 68-0463071.

For more information on how you can participate in the Tech Trek program, please e-mail us at