What has our chapter been up to? Read some of our events below to learn what our amazing chapter works on.
Upcoming and Recent Events
Teck Trek Quilt Raffle
In support of Teck Trek Science and Math Camp for Girls and Other Projects, we held a raffle drawing on April 8, 2019.
AAUW Tech Trek is a one-week summer camp guided towards helping girls envision their future in STEM fields by making them exciting and accessible.
The prizes included a reversible twin size quilt, a lap quilt, and a handwoven bamboo scarf!
Thank you to those who bought a ticket!
UNA*USA – Davis Chapter
On March 31st, we held the UNA International Women’s Day Celebration. This event was co-sponsored by the AAUW Davis Branch, International House Davis, Humphrey Fellowship Program and UCD Global Affairs.
Topics: Climate Negotiations, Country Climate Actions, and Grassroots Initiatives.
Angelina Davydova, is a Russian environmental journalist. She highlights women’s role in global and local effort to curb climate change!
AAUW Davis Branch members joined 10,000 women, children, and men who participated in the third Sacramento Women’s March on January 19th. The march started at Southside Park with supporters all along the route.
Angelique Ashby, the only woman on the Sacramento City Council, spoke about the recent women’s wave in Congress, State Assembly, and local government. She emphasized the diversity of the newly elected women and encouraged women to participate in politics.
Members are invited to meet at Mishka’s Cafe on Saturday, April 20 to discuss A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. After A Spark of Light, the group will read the New York Times best-seller, Circe by Madeline Miller. The group welcomes readers to join in the literary journeys and interesting conversations.
Book Club dates posted on our calendar.
This camp for girls is very special to our hearts here at the AAUW-Davis Chapter.
Tech Trek offers girls hands on experience and knowledge from top women leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and technology. The week long emersion program allows these young students the opportunity to explore their interests while building their confidence as powerful innovators for the future. We are very excited to share that there will be a camp at the UC Davis campus in late July!
STEM Panel Evening 2019
On Tuesday, January 29th at Da Vinci Charter Academy MPR in Davis, the AAUW-Davis Chapter will hosted our annual STEM Panel! Speakers Presented Included:
Allison Goodman, Principal Engineer at Intel
Paulina Zielinska, Director of the Office for Global Programs, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Cecilia von Beroldingen, Laboratory Director, California Department of Justice DNA lab
Annual Luncheon 2019
The Davis AAUW Professional Branch hosted its annual Luncheon January 26, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Plates Café (an employment learning program for formerly homeless mothers with children) and Catering in Sacramento.
Kait Murray: an educator and researcher of community leadership, focusing on historically marginalized people in science and agricultural education.
Andrea Morgan: an environmental engineer, pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public policy and environmental engineering at U. C. Berkeley.
More on STEM:
STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math: Supporting women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM has been a part of AAUW’s mission since 1881. Throughout its history, AAUW has encouraged women to work and study in these traditionally male fields, invested millions of dollars in graduate fellowships and grants, as well as engaged in research, programming and advocacy to break through barriers for women and girls.