Henryetta seventh grade girls from Oklahoma are being invited to participate in one of two Tech Trek math and science camps this summer.
Teacher nominations of campers are now being accepted for Tech Trek at SWOSU (Southwestern Oklahoma State University) in Weatherford and Tech Trek at TU (University of Tulsa).‚Ä®Tech Trek invites teacher nominations of potential campers, which are due by February 20. 
Tech Trek is looking for girls across the state of Oklahoma who are excited by math and science; have at least a ‚ÄúB" average with the potential to excel; have not necessarily had the opportunity for experiences like Tech Trek; and have a high level of maturity when interacting with peers. ‚Ä®
Current seventh-grade girls will need to be identified and nominated by their middle school teachers and counselors. After being nominated, girls will be asked to complete a camper application and undergo a “get-to-know-you" interview.
Forty girls will then be selected to attend Tech Trek at SWOSU from June 7 through 13, and 36 girls for the inaugural year of Tech Trek at TU from June 14 through 20.
Tech Trek is a week-long summer math and science camp uniquely designed for girls entering the eighth grade during the 2015-16 school year.
Campers stay on a college campus during the week of Tech Trek while they learn about STEM; perform experiments and hands-on activities; and interact with female role models who are already working in STEM fields. 
Aside from a $50 registration fee, the camp is provided free of charge to Oklahoma residents.‚Ä®The American Association of University Women (AAUW) branches from Weatherford and Tulsa, in collaboration with SWOSU and TU, are one of 11 sites across the United States to conduct this national pilot program outside of California.  Last year, 48 girls from across the state participated in the second year of Tech Trek at SWOSU.  Due to its success, Tech Trek is expanding its program to two locations in Oklahoma, so that more girls can receive the opportunity to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning and activities to which they may not otherwise be exposed.
Tech Trek is one of AAUW's goals to increase participation of women in math and science.  ‚Ä®For more information about the camps, nomination materials, volunteer opportunities or to donate to Tech Trek, please visit the website http://techtrek-ok.aauw.net/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..