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Middle school science teachers in New Mexico are being asked this month to nominate their promising female students to attend the Tech Trek summer camp in July, sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Young Women in Computing program at NMSU.
The camp is open to seventh grade girls from throughout New Mexico who have an interest in science, math, engineering, or technology (STEM) careers.
At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer specialists.
Camp attendees will stay in the dorms at New Mexico State University to attend challenging classes and fascinating, hands-on workshops taught by university instructors and professionals in a wide range of fields.
The camp program also includes a field trip to the NASA space center to experience women in real-world science careers, and a career night to meet dozens of professionals who will share their experiences with the girls.
Parents of seventh grade girls who attend the summer camp will pay only a small registration fee, as the entire camp has been funded by generous contributions from the AAUW and local technology companies.
However, girls must be nominated by their science teachers before they can apply.
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