AAUW-Las Cruces was established in 1923, and is the oldest, and largest, branch in the state of New Mexico. This group has been moving women forward for 93 years! Join us! All are welcome.
AAUW Value Statement: As a member of AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
AAUW Unifying Focus Statement: Breaking through Barriers
AAUW-NM Focus Statement: Empowering women to take charge of their lives
Tech Trek NM is a one-week, residential STEM camp for rising 8th-grade girls.
At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists.
Campers take part in activities like building and programming robots, extracting their own DNA, learning how computer simulations are used to predict weather patterns, and much more! Tech Trek has been shown to significantly increase girls’ self-confidence and their interest in and excitement about the STEM fields.
December – January 31 – Nomination forms distributed to 7th grade science and math teachers in NM
January 31 – Deadline to submit nominations by 7th grade science and math teachers in NM
February 1 – Students receive, complete, and submit application
February 28 – Student applications due
March – Student and Guardian interview with AAUW members
April – Selection Committee makes final selections and notifies students
May – Registration forms and $50 participation fee are due
June 18 – 24 – Tech Trek Camp!