Eight local girls get scholarships for math/science camp at Sonoma State


Scholarship also featured in Chris Treadway’s CCTimes piece


West Contra Costa Branch

American Association of University Women,

Advancing equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Press release: TECH TREK


Eight 7th-grade girls from West Contra Costa Unified School District are awarded scholarships to attend week long Math Science camp at Sonoma  State Collegestarting on June 23rd, 2013

For 12 years, the “TECH TREK” program has been sponsored by West Contra Costa Branch of  The American Association of University Women (AAUW).

AAUW California hosts similar events at eight other universities throughout the State

AAUW raises $850 dollars per girl annually from its Membership, including Bio-Rad, Mechanics  Bank, The ED  Fund, The American Chemical Society, California Section, and other contributors.

The nominations came from 7th Grade Math/ Science teachers.

 This years group is from  Hercules, Crespi, Portola, De Jean and Stewart Middle Schools .

On June 8th, a reception will be held at The El Cerrito Denny’s at 2 pm for the girls and their families  to meet  each other and to  ask questions.

Another AAUW project awards an annual scholarship of $1500 dollars to a young woman from Contra Costs College who is going on to a 4 year program in the sciences. She is selected by Dr. Seti Sidharta of The Center for Science Excellence at Contra Costa College.

For Further Information Contact:

Jacqueline Title AAUW  Membership (510) 234-9370  jtitle@mac.com  or

Roberta Montgomery AAUW Treasurer

(510) 237-5293



invites you to the
2013 Tech Trek Reception
What:  A Celebration/Orientation for the WCC Branch Tech Trek Science and Math Camp 2013 Scholarship Recipients
Date:  Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time:  2:00 to 4:00 o’clock
Where: El Cerrito Denny’s
11344 San Pablo Ave.
(San Pablo Ave at Potrero Ave)

Robert Rogers