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AAUW supports Tech Trek 2014

COAST CITIES — The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women will highlight its six Tech Trek 2014 scholarship winners, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and robots at its meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. May 17 in the ballroom of the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas.

The branch will honor the Tech Trek 2014 scholarship winners who will attend Tech Trek Science and Math Camp for Girls at UCSD this summer. Tech Trek is an all-scholarship camp sponsored by AAUW California. Local branches provide scholarships for seventh-grade girls to attend. Ten camps are offered on eight college campuses throughout California.

Megan Rice, a branch college scholarship recipient, will talk about “From Drama to Dolphins and All That Monkey Business.” Rice completed a masters degree in experimental psychology and is conducting research in bottlenose dolphin behavioral ecology. Past Tech Trekkers will discuss their experiences at camp as well as what they are doing now. Tech Trek 2010 attendee Romy Beigel, 2011 selectee Kylah Clay, and other members of Team Paradox Robotics, the San Dieguito Academy robotics team, will discuss robot building and competition, and will demonstrate their robots.

Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. For more information, call (760) 815-8644 or visit