Seventh grade students Lydia Long, U-Sa Vayavong, and Kaitlyn Huber have been chosen to participate in this summer’s Tech Trek at Bowling Green State University! Tech-Trek is an exclusive and competitive all-girls weeklong, overnight camp program sponsored by BGSU in conjunction with the American Association of University of Women. Tech Trek works to engage 7th grade girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with hands-on activities, group collaboration and team building, and meetings with women who are role models in the field of study related to STEM.
Students must complete an extensive application process, prior to being chosen for this opportunity. First, students must be nominated by their 7th grade science and/or math teacher. Then, the girls are required to write a 500-word essay telling how they would use science and math to change the world. Finally, the girls interview for one of the limited spaces in the program.
Participants can look forward to STEM activities, meeting with women role models in the STEM field, collaboration, great food and fun, and creating lifelong friendships. Congratulations to Lydia, U-Sa, and Kaitlyn on this prestigious accomplishment and wonderful learning opportunity!