AWC-NNJ Presents Donation to AAUW-NJ Tech Trek Summer Camp

At our April, 12, 2016 meeting, AWC-NNJ presented a $2000 donation towards the AAUW-NJ second annual Tech Trek Residential Camp scheduled for this summer. There will be 60 girls attending this week-long STEM camp at Stockton University.

Tech Trek

Michelle J. Douglass (AAUW-NJ) with AWC-NNJ members, Suzanne Balian, Kathy Pasquale, and Deb Takash

Michelle J. Douglass (AAUW-NJ) with AWC-NNJ members, Suzanne Balian, Kathy Pasquale, and Deb Takash

Michelle J. Douglass holds up the check

Michelle J. Douglass holds up the check

Carol Cohen and Michelle J. Douglass of AAUW-NJ

Carol Cohen and Michelle J. Douglass of AAUW-NJ

April Meeting

Michelle J. Douglass, Esq.
Michelle J. Douglass, Esq.
Carol Cohen
Carol Cohen

“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:

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.

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AAUW Tech Trek at Stockton University

Tech Trek

Stockton University

Professional Women Panelists Needed for Tech Trek


This post is from our friends at the American Association of University Women (AAUW)…

Tech Trek camp welcomes a full panel of Women in STEM Professions to a Networking Dinner with the campers, followed by a panel, brief inspirational remarks, and questions from the campers.

We seek 30 women volunteers for this evening at Stockton University’s Campus Center Event Room on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:30pm.

If you have experience working in a STEM field, please volunteer to participate in Professional Woman’s Night, by completing the Volunteer Form.

Also, if you know of any women who currently work in STEM positions, that are not AAUW Members, please forward them this email, and ask them to fill out the form.

Need more information? Please contact Dottie Pearson.

Our second annual Tech Trek residential camp, will be open to 60 girls in New Jersey counties where AAUW members have volunteered to participate: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, and Passaic.

For more information about the camp, visit

See the AAUW NJ website for more information about other AAUW NJ Special Projects.

Please help support Tech Trek Camp!


Science Ambassador Scholarship Available for Young Women

Science Ambassador Scholarship helps young women


Cards Against Humanity Accepting Applications for Science Ambassador Scholarship

CHICAGO, IL – Cards Against Humanity opened applications today for their Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The recipient of the award will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years, starting with the 2016 academic year.

The growing $500,000 scholarship trust is funded by sales of Cards Against Humanity’s “Science Pack,” co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait. The pack is available for $10 at

“We created this scholarship because we want to put a spotlight on women who are passionate about science,” said Cards Against Humanity Community Director Jenn Bane. “It’s so important that young girls know they have a future in any field they want to explore, especially math and science, which are historically male-dominated fields. We felt like we could make a huge impact in this area by funding a woman’s education, and helping her become an ambassador for her field.”

To apply, candidates should submit a three minute video to explaining a scientific topic they are passionate about. Applicants must be U.S. residents in high school or college and must identify as a woman in a way that’s significant to them. Applications are due by December 1st, 2015.

“We decided to accept video applications because we want women’s passion for science to be publicly visible,” Bane said. “We’re looking for creative, excited candidates who can’t wait to talk about science – the production quality doesn’t matter.”

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a board of fifty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science, including representatives from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, the Smithsonian Institution, the Adler Planetarium, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as TED, NSF, Huxley, and Hubble fellows. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2016.

Board member Veronica Berns, Ph.D. said, “It would have been really inspiring to hear about more modern female scientists when I was in high school. I’m very excited to be a board member because I hope that we can encourage applicants to pursue their scientific passions.”

Similar charitable packs released by Cards Against Humanity have raised nearly $3 million for nonprofits like the Wikimedia Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation, and, where Cards Against Humanity has funded over 13,000 teacher projects in high-poverty classrooms across the United States.

Cards Against Humanity co-creator Josh Dillon said, “We’ve been looking forward to opening applications for months. Our hope is that this scholarship makes a significant impact in one scientist’s life and increases the visibility of women in STEM fields.”

To apply, visit

October Monthly Meeting

Shelley Goldman
Shelley Goldman

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach”

AWC NNJ invites you to join us for an enlightening discussion on the importance of STEM Fields with Shelley Goldman, AT&T Researcher and STEM Coach.

Join us for a fun night of networking and discussion!

6:00pm – Networking
6:30pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Presentation and Q&A

RSVP: by Monday, October 13 via e-mail to:

Cost: $25.00 (members), $30 (non-members). You may make your payment when you arrive at the meeting, but please be aware that AWC-NNJ assumes that when you make a reservation, you are responsible for the cost whether or not you attend. Checks should be made out to “AWC-NNJ”.

Come and learn about our programs and no-cost workshops for the upcoming year, and sign-up for AWC NNJ Chapter membership for $50.00.

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