American Association of University Women
Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch


April General Meeting: “Tech Trek/Scholarship Awards Ceremony”

When: Sunday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Holy Trinity Serbian Church Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga, CA
Speaker: Dr. Marinda Wu, chemist, immediate past-president of the American Chemical Society, and founder/president of Science is Fun!
For more information: read the latest newsletter.

2014-04-27-marinda-wuDr. Marinda Wu, the keynote speaker at our Awards Ceremony, dreamed of growing up to be either a scientist or an ambassador. She will tell us about her incredible career path, why she ended up choosing chemistry, and her commitment to encourage young women to enter STEM careers.

We will also be welcoming the OML Branch annual Tech Trek and Scholarship winners, plus many of their family and close friends. Six 7th grade girls will tell us why they are passionate about science and math and will be awarded Tech Trek scholarships to the Grace Hopper Camp at Stanford University. Four scholarship winners, chosen from our local high schools and St. Mary’s College, will also be honored. These young women demonstrate a passion for community service and academic achievement.

Plan on attending this special program to honor and meet these extraordinary women and girls!


Our branch serves Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette, small California towns nestled in rolling hills about 15 miles east of San Francisco. We have much to offer our members, including activities, events, interest groups, and educational opportunities.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that advances equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has more than 100,000 members in 1300 branches across the United States and 550 college/university members. It lobbies and advocates for education and equity for women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the AAUW public policy program.

  • The Educational Opportunities Fund, one of the most important programs of AAUW, is the nation’s oldest foundation awarding fellowships and grants to women. It supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities that give women a chance for a lifetime of success.
  • The Legal Advocacy Fund, another important program of AAUW, supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination.