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The San Clemente-Capistrano Bay branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites guests to its September 2019 Breakfast and General Meeting.

The event will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Road, San Juan Capistrano.

The subject is “Empowering Young Women through Tech Trek.”

In an era in which men remain the majority in Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) majors and careers, AAUW’s Tech Trek program works to encourage young women to gain knowledge and confidence and enter these fields, according to AAUW’s press release.

This summer, the local AAUW branch sponsored eight seventh-grade girls for a week at UCI. The girls shared a myriad of new experiences. They met other seventh-graders from surrounding areas; joined in get-to-know-you activities; met women with a Ph.D. in their STEM fields; experienced dorm and college life for a week; and participated in hands-on lessons in science, math and engineering.

Attend the September general meeting to hear about how these girls dissected a sheep’s brain, conducted epidemiology experiments, applied principles of aeronautics, learned study skills and elements of family finance, as well as much more.

To make a reservation, attendees may send checks by Sept. 14 to AAUW SC-SB Branch, P.O. Box 1483 San Clemente, CA, 92674. The cost is $28. Make checks payable to AAUW-SCCB. For more information, visit aauw-ca.org.

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