STEM – Tech Trek

AAUW St. Augustine – Advancing Women and Girls in STEM 

In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? A 2010 research report by AAUW presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle. Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers — including stereotypes, gender bias, and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities — that continue to block women’s progress in STEM. https://ww3.aauw.org/research/why-so-few/

AAUW St. Augustine encourages girls and women to excel and pursue STEM  careers.

  • Sponsoring STEM SPARK, an annual career day for middle school girls
  • Participation in fundraising and student selection for Florida’s Tech Trek Camp
  • Awarding to a deserving girl a scholarship to St. Johns County School’s Marine Science Camp
  • Annual college and post-graduate scholarships

The Branch’s efforts to promote STEM projects are funded by Branch events and members donations. Please consider sending a donation to the Branch STEM fund.

Volunteers are welcome. Any member wishing to participate in STEM events, please contact the STEM Director, Maureen Ballard, motooleballard@gmail.com

Noel Olson, Maureen Ballard and Anne Laure Wagner