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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathmatics
Soroptimist International of Oakdale has partnered with the Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon branch of American Association of University Women to encourage young women to stay interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The AAUW Tech Trek program is a one week summer science and math camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on class activities in math, science and related fields while staying at the California State University Fresno campus.
The local AAUW branch has sent junior high age girls to Tech Trek since 1998 with financial donations from Soroptimist International of Oakdale, the Riverbank Federated Women’s Club, individual donations and fund-raising. The Tech Trekkers, mentored throughout their education with opportunity for scholarships, are encouraged to enter fields of study and careers in STEM.