American Association of University Women
AAUW-OML, the Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch, welcomes the public to hear a speaker or participate in an interesting discussion at our program held each month at the Serbian Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga. Programs begin with coffee at 9:30 a.m.
Monthly programs have ended for Spring 2012. Join us in September 2012 when our year will begin with a showcase presentation on September 11th.
The American Association of University Women advances education and equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Join us to learn the benefits of joining AAUW. We welcome all educated women and men who hold an Associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
April 22, 2012: AAUW-OML Celebrated our Annual Tech Trek Science & Math Camp and College Scholarship Award Winners
The day was one to honor special young women from three Lamorinda middle schools, three Acalanes Union High School District schools and St. Mary's College -- academic achievers eager to pursue higher education. AAUW-OML Tech Trek Camp Scholarships and College Scholarship Awards of Merit were awarded and celebrated. Each scholarship winner spoke about her goals and aspirations before an audience filled with family, friends, and supportive AAUW-OML members.
The keynote presentation by Margaret Race, Ph.D., a local scientist who works with NASA and the SETI Institute, was enjoyed by our student winners who learned about her career journey From Mudflats to Mars: A Personal Odyssey, When she was completing her degree at UC Berkeley, her current career field in Astrobiology did not yet exist.
TECH TREK is a project of AAUW CA. Week long residential science and math camps are held every summer on eight California college campuses, to encourage middle school girls to embrace their interests in science, technology, engineering and math--the STEM fields--and to continue studying science and math throughout their high school and college years.
AAUW-OML has sent 41 Lamorinda 7th grade girls to Tech Trek Camp since 1998. In July 2012, six more Lamorinda girls will be attend Tech Trek Camp at Stanford University where they will have many hands-on experiences in science, technology, and math while having the unique experience of living on the Stanford campus.
To learn more about AAUW-CA's Tech Trek Project, visit the website: http://www.aauw-techtrek.org/
If you would like to help send Lamorinda girls to Tech Trek, send your donation to AAUW-OML, P.O. Box 6705, Moraga, CA 94570-6705. Make checks payable to AAUW OML, with the memo designation: Tech Trek. Thank you for your support of Lamorinda girls' education in the STEM fields.
For more information about the American Association of University Women and our Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch, please visit our website: www.aauwoml.org We welcome new members who share our goals for equity and lifelong education for women and girls.
AAUW-OML provides ongoing educational opportunities for Lamorinda girls:
- TECH TREK Science & Math Camp Scholarships ~ a week-long residential camp on a California college campus for 7th grade girls interested in science, math and technology. Candidates for Tech Trek Camp must be nominated by their science or math teacher, complete the application process and be interviewed by American Association of University Women.
- COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS for Acalanes Union High School District seniors and St. Mary's College students. Applications for 2013 scholarship awards will be available in Fall 2012 on our website and in career counselors' offices.
- SISTER-to-SISTER - A nine-month leadership training and mentoring program culminating in an annual Saturday Summit held every spring. The Summit is a dynamic day for ALL middle school girls with fun activities, interesting presenters, group discussions, great food and gifts. Visit the S2S website to learn about this annual mentoring program for high school and middle school girls. High school leadership training registration will begin in early September 2012. Middle school leadership training registration will begin in December 2012. Visit the website for more information: www.sister2sister.info
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