The AAUW St. George Branch works to challenge the stereotype that women don’t belong in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. We run two programs that create an environment for girls to explore their natural curiosity, expand their knowledge and skills in STEM: eSMART Camp and Tech Savvy.
Our highly successful eSMART Camps started in July 2010 with a single, two-day camp session for 40 girls. The 2015 session will be two, four-day sessions with 80 girls participating. Camp sessions include subject matter workshops, team building exercises, art, physical activity and plain-old fun time! Our STEM Workshop instructors have been women professionals (some retired) and STEM educators from the St. George, Utah.
TechSavvy AAUW St. George
In 2015, the St. George Branch of AAUW was one of only 22 pilot sites selected to present TechSavvy: a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls in sixth through ninth grade to these fields and to inform families about STEM education and careers.
We offered the TechSavvy program in 2015 and 2016. We are taking a hiatus from the program to focus on other activities.