Bowling Green, Ohio is located 30 minutes south of Toledo in northwest Ohio and is the home of Bowling Green State University, which was founded in 1910. BGSU is a 1,338 acre residential campus with park-like setting and 119 buildings including the new Stroh Center, The Wolfe Center for the Arts, Centennial Residence Hall, Falcon Heights Residence Hall, The Oaks Dining Center and Carillon Place Dining Center. There are more than 20,000 students, including 2,000 at BGSU Firelands in Huron, Ohio.
Bowling Green State University has a strong AAUW membership, consisting of over 60 members with a newly created AAUW student organization for undergraduate and graduate students on campus. This membership has actively supported STEM camps for girls across the state, including Be WISE Camp and Camp GEMS.
At Bowling Green State University, the Center for Excellence in STEM Education has developed an extensive list of partner businesses and schools utilized to advertise, recruit, and support the Tech Trek initiative. Community Resource Partners include the Imagination Station, the Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Mudhens. Also on the BGSU campus, the Center of Excellence for 21st Century Educator Preparation is supporting the Tech Trek camp by providing digital resources for attendees, including iPads, robotics kits, and digital microscopes. The Women in Computing (WIC) campus group also supports the Tech Trek camp by assisting as mentors and workshop leaders.