The American Association of University Women promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
We would love to hear from you! Please contact AAUW-Davis at email@example.com with any comments/questions or for information about membership or donations.
Honor a teacher in our T(ea) is for Teachers fundraiser and help send a 7th grade girl to AAUW’s Tech Trek 2015! More information to come.
Girls break barriers at summer camp at UC Davis Campers get hands-on learning in science, math, technology
Girls are breaking barriers this week and proving they can do anything boys can do at a summer camp in Davis.
View report and watch video: STEM summer camp at UC Davis helps girls break barriers
Nearly 90 girls taking part in the unique program are staying in the dorms and are learning that being a nerd is actually really cool.
The girls don’t learn from a textbook, but instead, teachers and scientists give campers hands-on opportunities to learn.
Our Installation was held on June 7 at Seasons Restaurant. We were glad to have all four Tech Trekkers and their parents, two of whom were dads. Rhonda had an ice breaker which had us all moving around asking questions of each other! Laleh introduced her mother who was visiting from Iran.
Estelle invited former Trekker, Marlene. We were happy to see Shirley and Jini again. Shahla, Elaine, Chithra, and Juliana enjoyed the food and listened as Gail had speaking tasks for the TT girls. Each had to say what they were most looking forward to at camp, as well as their academic goals and outside activities. She also gave each a TT bear. Then Gail gave out certificates of appreciation to EOF Funds or Legacy donors. She introduced Elaine and congratulated her on being an AAUW member for 50 years. Elaine spoke a few words about the “early days”. Rhonda the reminded all that the same hard workers from last year’s board had volunteered and been elected toanother term. She thanked each with a small gift. The dessert was good, and we had a nice relaxing time. Thank you, Gail, for arranging the venue and menu and TT invitations.
We are sponsoring a Women in STEM evening.
Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 pm at Explorit 3141 5th Street in Davis. If you can come, please let Rhonda know by May 25 evening. Also, it would help if you could bring finger vegetables: carrots, celery, broccoli, fruit, cookies, or beverages to go with the pizza which Rhonda is ordering, We are hoping for a significant turnout, so invite anyone who may be interested!
From Estelle (who has invited former Tech Trekkers and parents):
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Explorit will host a relaxed evening for girls and their parents and friends to meet women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and math) on Wednesday, May 27th at the Explorit Science Center located at 3141 5th Street in Davis. Join us for pizza at 6:30 pm, then career stories and questions at 7 pm. Confirmed speakers include
Alinia Asmundson, Intel
Melanie Okoro, National Marine Fisheries Service
Parto Aram, Robotics and Engineering
Ramona Swenson, Environmental Science Associates
Paulina Zielinska, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Maggie Rodriguez, Marrone Bio Innovations
If you plan to join us, please kindly respond via email to Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of students and adults attending by Monday, May 25th.