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April 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“A STEM Program: Promoting AAUW-New Jersey’s Tech Trek”
AWC-NNJ invites you to join us for an exciting and informative presentation with Michelle J. Douglass Esq. and Carol Cohen of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of New Jersey.
Join us for a fun night of networking and discussion!
6:00 pm Networking
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Presentation and Q&A
RSVP: By Monday, April 11 via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $25 for members/students and $30 for non-members. Includes dinner and the presentation. Checks should be made out to “AWC-NNJ”. Please let us know when you RSVP if you prefer a vegetarian dinner.
Come and learn about our programs and no-cost workshops for 2015-2016 year, and sign-up for AWC NNJ Chapter membership for $50.00.
The bold aim of AAUW-New Jersey’s Tech Trek is to change how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math—aka STEM. Using gender equitable evidence-based practices in STEM education, Tech Trek produces a one week long STEM camp hosted by Stockton University where 60 girls live and work on college campus immersed in STEM related fun and challenging activities. We want to inspire, enable and maximize STEM learning and participation for all girls, ultimately encouraging greater interest in STEM careers. This is where you come in. As a STEM professional, you are in a position to make a real difference in girls’ lives by becoming a role model and a sponsor. You can simply volunteer your time or resources or become a mentor. As women become more prevalent in STEM careers, more and more young girls will begin to recognize the additional career opportunities open to them. With more women in the field, it will become more evident to young girls what they can offer the world.
Michelle will start the program by introducing you to AAUW-NJ’s Tech Trek and the exciting world of technology that lies ahead! Carol will then speak about AAUW’s Mission and AAUW of New Jersey’s STEM projects.
Michelle J. Douglass Esq. is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. She is also a member and Public Policy Chair of the American Association of University Women-NJ, Atlantic County Branch and serves as the AAUW-NJ Director of Tech Trek, a STEM camp for girls in collaboration with Stockton University of New Jersey.
Ms. Douglass received a Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Law from Widener University and continues to be actively interested in programs for the advancement of civil rights laws. Ms. Douglass is a fierce advocate for women’s rights as well as for public and private employee rights. In addition, since education is her key interest, Ms. Douglass is on the Advisory Board of the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. As AAUW-NJ Director of Tech Trek, she strategically steers the start-up and business operations of a forward-thinking organization dedicated to advocating for and representing 8th grade girls for success within competitive STEM fields, including promoting training in computers, robotics, engineering, and mathematics with development, coordination, and implementation of highly popular programming and/or summer camp initiatives. She partners with Stockton University to host program and provide in-kind donations for on-campus living. She builds and sustains mutually beneficial relationships with local politicians to support camp and gain positive media attention, and further works to boost organizational image to attain increased volunteer commitments.
Carol Cohen received a Master of Science in Home Economics from Brooklyn College. She had been a Family and Consumer Science Educator at Monroe Township Board of Education- Monroe Township High School and Middle School and at New York City Board of Education – Mark Twain Junior High School. She joined AAUW in 2002 shortly after retiring. She was the Freehold Area Branch Program Chair for 6 years and their President for 4 years. She introduced the STEM program, “Collaborating with the Girl Scouts”. She joined AAUW-NJ’s State Board as the Program Chair, 2011-2014 and then became the President of the State Board in 2014. Currently she serves as the AAUW National Representative on their membership committee.
Photo credits: provided by AAUW