This year’s Angel Award Recipient is Marie Wolbach, founder of Tech Trek.
Marie Wolbach has been selected as the recipient of the 6th annual Kiwanis Angel Award for founding and scaling up Tech Trek, a summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp for rising 8th grade girls.
In 1998, with a grant from AAUW (American Association of University Women), Marie created and ran the first Tech Trek summer camp at Stanford University. The camp was a response to an AAUW study, How Schools Shortchange Girls, which showed that girls with science interests often dropped that interest when they reached middle or high school. Adopted as a program by the national AAUW, Tech Trek held 22 camps in 10 states this summer.