Traci Newell/Town Crier
Tech Trek campers study the contents of a baby albatross’ stomach to understand the effect plastic can have on the marine ecosystem. The American Association of University Women provided scholarships that enabled seven local middle-school girls to attend the camp at Stanford University.
Seven local girls had the chance to meet female scientists, build rockets and discover the amount of vitamin C in energy drinks at the American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek camp at Stanford University earlier this month.
Tech Trek, a weeklong, live-in science and math camp, is designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in girls set to enter eighth grade. The camp features hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.