September Meeting


General Meeting and Ice Cream Social
LMEC Tech Trek Girls Share Their Camp Experience
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10 am
 San Carlos Methodist Church –  6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd, San Diego 92119




AAUW La Mesa- El Cajon Branch Tech Trek Girls 2016

AAUW La Mesa- El Cajon Branch Tech Trek Girls 2016
This year the La Mesa -El Cajon AAUW Branch sent 11 girls to Tech Trek camp at UCSD for an exciting week filled with STEM -related activities. At Tech Trek camp, classes are taught by middle school teachers who pass on their enthusiasm for their subjects with experiments, contests, and memorable experiences. Girls live in the dorms, eat in the cafeteria, and get a chance to experience what it is like to go to college; quite significant for some of the girls who come from families where no one has ever attended college. Each January our branch Tech Trek committee connects with 7th grade Math and Science teachers from local middle schools. They nominate girls who excel in Math and Science to go to Tech Trek Camp in June. Each girl submits an application form with an essay on a given subject. Our Tech Trek team reviews the applications and interviews the girls and their parents. This year, 11 girls were chosen out of 25 applicants from 7 participating Middle Schools. We are excited for you to meet these amazing girls and to hear about their experiences at camp. Diane Johnson
















June Meeting


Saturday, June 4, 2016        11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sycuan Golf Resort | 3007 Dehesa Road         El Cajon, CA 92019


Speaker Dr Kyra Greene
Nausica Arnoult, Ph.D.
Jan Karlseder Lab

2016 Salk Women & Science
Special Award Recipient 

Jan Karlseder:  “The big question my lab is asking is, ‘What controls aging cells, what is the clock that measures it and what is the connection between this clock and age-onset diseases?” Nausica will talk about the latest research seeking this answer.

Lunch Includes:
Salad, Chicken Piccata/Orzo, Vegetables, Chocolate Mousse Parfait $30.00
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Please make checks payable to AAUW La Mesa – El Cajon.
Mail to: Janet Enright 6050 Henderson Dr. #32 La Mesa, CA 91942
Questions? Call 619.994.0712

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TITLE IX: Where Are We Now? 

Saturday, May 7
10 AM
Grossmont District Healthcare Auditorium
9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa
Dr. Cayleff is a historian and professor of Women’s Studies at SDSU. She has done extensive research on women and sports and is the author of Babe: The Life and Legend of ‘Babe’ Didrikson Zahari- as. She is the faculty director and mentor of the Young Women’s Studies Club at Hoover High School. Joining Dr. Cayleff will be a female student athlete who will tell us about how she has benefited from Title IX. 

Women and Children in Poverty

Saturday, March 12
10:00 am
Grossmont Health Care District Office
9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa

Dr. Kyra Greene will  be presenting: “Women and Children in Poverty” on March 12. She will be reporting on research in the San Diego and El Cajon areas, and explain policy solutions to the existing gender inequality and income gaps. Please plan to attend this meeting and learn about how AAUW is joining other organizations to provide new policies to achieve economic improvement for women in California.

Kyra R. Greene is a Research and Policy Analyst at the Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI). Before joining CPI, Dr. Greene was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University where she taught courses on socioeconomic inequality, race and qualitative research methods. She is a resident of El Cajon.

February Meeting

Saturday, February 27 at 10 am
San Carlos Methodist Church
6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd, San Diego

  • Honoring: AAUW Fund Named Gift Honoree from our Branch will be announced.
    FEATURING: AAUW Fund American Fellowship RecipientDr. Bonnie J. Williams-Farrier who will tell us about her dissertation on “Students’ ‘writes’ to their own Language: Teaching the African American Verbal tradition as a Rhetorically Effective Writing”
  • Program committee pictured with speaker.
  • Photo credit – Shirley Feldman