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TILLAMOOK HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HONORED IN STEM
Tillamook Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted their 15th annual STEM recognition of high school senior girls on January 22nd at TBCC. The high achieving students were nominated by their teachers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and honored at a reception with their parents. Co-chairs Jean Schultz and Kris Lachenmeier introduced the following senior girls: Alana Contreras, Quinn Wagner and Jordan Zweifel from Tillamook High School; Samantha Noregaard and Roan Childress from Neah-Kah-Nie High School; Tiarra Thompson and Morgan Kirkpatrick from Nestucca High School. Lisa Phipps facilitated a panel discussion with the girls sharing their future plans and interests in STEM. Guest Speaker, Margaret Burnett, gave a motivational talk about her journey in a STEM career. Margaret is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble. A few degrees and start-ups later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. She has been recognized as a distinguished scientist and lecturer for ACM (Association of Computer Machinery).
2016 “TIDELINES” NEWSLETTER MarchTidelines 2017 PDF
2016-2017 Scholarship Forms for University Scholarships and TBCC Scholarship. Documents are available in both PDF or WORD.
Monthly Business Meetings are held in Tillamook: 2nd Thursday of the month 11:30-1:00 (not July, August or December). Call 503-812-7157 for more information.
2017 Chocolate/Wine Fundraiser
Silent & Oral Auction April 30th 2:00-5:00
6825 Officers’ Row
Chocolate, Appetizers, Wine and Pelican Pub Beer Tickets $25 available from an AAUW Member, at the door or by phone 503-812-8959
Live Music by Brent McCune
Scholarships are given to women going to a four-year university, TBCC, or continuing at a university. 2016 Scholarship Winners are:
- Ken Poblador
- Tania Flores
- Maya Vandeb
- Tessa Streeter
- Luisa Hernandez
4th Year of TECH TREK Camp
June 25-30 at TBCC
Thirty-three young women going to 8th grade from eight have been selected for a busy and full week learning about STEM. This is the 4th year of camp in Tillamook with girls coming from Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Neahkanie, Tillamook, Newport, McMinnville and Yamhill/Carlton schools. Core Classes in math, App creation and math will be taught by local teachers each morning. Workshops and field trips cover a variety of opportunities in many of the sciences, math and technology. Professional women, who work in STEM careers, will be interviewed by the girls at an evening dinner. The camp is supported by an AAUW National grant, a Verizon grant and individual donations. TBCC provided the campus space for classes and the girls stayed in the 4-H dorm next door. Campers are nominated by their STEM teachers and interviewed/selected by AAUW members. This AAUW Tech Trek Camp is the only one in Oregon and is at the only Community College in the US.
About TILLAMOOK Branch
The Tillamook branch of AAUW works together to promote the welfare, education, and rights of all women and girls.
With these goals in mind, the branch works on fundraising projects and other programs that promote math, science, and technology (STEM) education for girls by honoring nine high school women each year for their excellence in these fields and by providing thousands of dollars worth of scholarships for local women attending 2-and 4-year higher educational institutions.
Our community education projects include co-sponsorship of county spelling bees and the hosting of political forums so that citizens can meet the candidates and hear their views.
AAUW also promotes fellowship and fun for its members offering book clubs, lunch groups and other interest groups. An associate degree or higher is required for membership and we warmly welcome new members.