STEM Initiatives

Our STEM Mission

AAUW Redlands branch fulfills the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls in our local area through our well-regarded STEM initiatives. The branch has historically put on two STEM Conferences for 8th-grade girls, one at Mount San Jacinto College and one at the University of Redlands. Our speakers – many of whom are employed in career fields where women are historically underrepresented – relate the need for math and science in their particular career fields and encourage the girls to continue their math and science studies in high school to allow for a wide range of possibilities in their futures. 

The branch also sends selected rising 8th-grade girls to Tech Trek, a week-long summer STEM experience virtually or at an area university (read more about TechTrek on our TechTrek webpage.)  Annually, we send several girls to Tech Trek from middle schools in Beaumont, Banning, Redlands, and Yucaipa.  

The  AAUW Redlands Branch has been bringing  STEM opportunities to students in our local communities since 1994. Fundraising for our STEM Initiatives is ongoing throughout the year. In addition to the STEM Initiatives and TechTrek donation buttons on our website, we sell toy stuffed bears (TechTrek Bears)  to other participating TechTrek branches through the AAUW CA website Marketplace.

Thank you to all those who have helped make our STEM Initiatives successful!  Watch our Branches & Twigs newsletters for future conference dates and volunteer opportunities, or contact