claytoncollage2American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a charitable membership organization with a nationwide network of more than 165,000 members and donors whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education.  AAUW has been a champion of women’s rights for over 100 years! We are not so old, but getting close… nonetheless, we believe in the future, we believe in education, and in STEM fields long before it was fashionable, and we continue to support education for girls and women.

It is a great pleasure to meet and interview the candidates. The choice is always difficult,Tech Trek Girls 2019
Once again, the Tech Trek committee: Ida Cook, Priscilla Schmalzel and myself, went to Diablo View Middle School in search of 3 girls to attend Tech Trek Camp at Sonoma State University this June. This year the teacher nominated eight girls who all submitted application and essays.

because each girl brings such promise. They do make you feel good about the future!
Packing up in June will be Elyssa Dela Pena, Penelope Baumgartner and Alexa Reeves. Elyssa is interested in water supply and her concerns range from water cleanliness to ways to manage the increased demand of clean water through desalination. Penelope has dual interests in early detection of volcanic activity, and nutritious drinks to combat poverty and malnourishment in Guatemala. Alexa is interested in veterinary science and in the many possible ways that 3D printing can aid diagnosis and treatment of pets.

These interesting and very accomplished girls will attend the camp June 23 – 29. We are
looking forward to hear about their experiences during our September lunch.
                                                                                                          Luz G Argyriou, Tech Trek

Branch members enjoy the opportunity to participate with other professional women in meetings and gatherings focused on:

  • Programs meant to influence public policy as part of AAUW’s powerful voice on behalf of women and girls.
  • Organizing and participating in programs/events to raise money to support local scholarships and Tech Trek camperships.
  • Individual interests such as book clubs, movie groups, hiking, biking, etc.