Activities & Special Events

Empowering Women Through Educational Programs

AAUW Redding Branch, Inc. conducts various activities and events to help women and girls explore their interests and find the confidence to pursue their passion and dream professions. Our women’s empowerment programs include:

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Celebrate A Half-Century of AAUW Home Tours On Saturday, November 6, 2021!

Visit three unique local homes, a bonus historic house, and an Art Gallery featuring Fine Art pieces by AAUW member artists. Delicious homemade cookies will be served at the Art Gallery with tea and coffee. Tickets will be available in October for $20 through the AAUW website and at official ticket outlets.

Homes We'll Visit

  • An energy-efficient geodesic dome home with a huge woodworking workshop.
  • A down-sized retirement home displaying items from the owner's Peace Corp days. This home features a workshop that can be easily converted to a second unit.
  • An elegant oasis on the Sacramento River where the owners can experience outdoor dining year-round. This house also has a workshop.
  • The Behrens-Eaton House Museum with the newly restored upstairs.

Beneficiaries of the Event

In the past, proceeds from this event have provided nearly 500 scholarships to students graduating from Shasta College who attend a four-year university. Half of the proceeds are awarded to California women finishing advanced degrees.

Learn What It Takes to Achieve Your Dream Job In the Field of STEM!

The Women in STEM Conference is designed to inform and inspire middle school girls to become the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Here, they will know what it's like to write code for Google, Apple and iPhone Apps, and Facebook. You will also learn how it is to be a clinical psychologist, surgeon, or criminologist. We will tackle how one begins to travel the distance from middle school to a dynamic future career in STEM fields.

2022 Conference Postponed

When AAUW Redding and conference leadership undertook this event for 2022, we committed to carefully watching the conditions of COVID and how they would impact its implementation. Our conference serves girls from across the north state, and out of an abundance of caution for their safety as well as the safety of our volunteers, presenters and members, we made this difficult decision in these unprecedented times to postpone the event until a future date. 

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, suggestions or if you want to be notified of the next event. Email us at: aauwreddingstem@gmail.com

Behind the Event

This conference is a collaborative effort between the AAUW Redding Branch, Inc., the Simpson University, and the Shasta County Office of Education. We also thank the support of the following sponsors.

Tech Trek Camp

Tech Trek is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on activities in math, science, and related fields. All sleeping, eating, instructional, and recreational facilities are located on a university campus.

Tech Trek is a project of AAUW California that was implemented by Marie Wolbach at Stanford in 1998. AAUW National used the model to create a national Tech Trek program in 2013.

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What We Offer

Tech Trek are STEM immersion camps that have been designed to help girls engage in science, math, engineering & technology exploration and learning. Studies have shown that girls’ interests can be sustained if they are exposed to the careers available to women in science today. Tech Trek provides some of that exposure.

Each year, AAUW Redding Branch encourages local girls to find their passion in high-tech careers by providing scholarships to attend Tech Trek Camp. The girls are invited to give a brief presentation of their experience at one of the Branch meetings.

Empower Women With Us!

Are you interested in participating in these events? Get in touch with us today and let us know what we can do for you.