Magruder’s Annual Tech Trek 2o14
by: Carly P. and Hong-Tran D.. staff writers
Are you a 7th grade girl who wants to spend time over the summer doing science and engineering projects with college students and other girls? Well you’re in luck because there’s a program called Tech Trek and there was three lucky girls named Esther C. Rachel L. and Lamai T. who experienced this wonderful week of a lifetime, created by AAUW which stands for the American Association of University of Women.
Q.1. What is Tech Trek?
“Tech Trek is a week long science and math summer camp at college university for 7th grade girls who are going in 8th grade.”
Q2: For future girls who would want to go to Tech Trek what advice would you give them?
“Always be open to everything, don’t be scared, and communicate.”
Q3: How was your personal experience on this trip?
“It was amazing, although the week felt really long. The environment was really friendly at the university campus.”
Q4: What things did you learn while being a participant of Tech Trek
“We learned to have a lot of patience, since the week felt really long, sometimes we relearned some stuff, and we did some chemistry experiments.”
Q5: Why did you decide to be a part of this program?
“It’s a once in a lifetime chance and we know we’re not going to be 7th graders anymore.”
Q6:Who was your sponsor and how would you thank them?
“Exxon Mobil sponsored us. We want to tell them Thank you very much.”
Q7: Did you meet new people and make friends?
“Yes, we made tons of new friends.”
Q8: By going to Tech Trek, what did you learn and how would you apply this knowledge for the future and did this inspire you and did this influence you to take harder math and science classes?
Esther stated “It inspired myself to push harder” Rachel stated “Science is more fun now that we went,” Lamai stated. “It made me get ready for college.”
Q9: What projects did you do and what was it like?
“We built a bridge out of popsicle sticks, made pasta with straws, plant photosynthesis experiment, made a boat out of paper, windmill project, origami, and geodesic dome.”
As you can see, this is an amazing program and if you are a 7th grade girl wanting to join, do so now!! Once again thank you Lamai, Rachel, and Esther for giving up your time for the interview.