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Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014
Vanzetta Penn McPherson

“Marching for My Convictions”: A Judge Remembers Civil Rights-Era Alabama

In her AAUW fellowship application, McPherson wrote, “I have been privileged to grow up in a period of our country’s history that has produced some of the most significant social innovations. And, as a bonus, I witnessed it firsthand from my home in Montgomery, Alabama.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 03, 2014
Jessica Gottsleben headshot

Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose

Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless — take it from some Elect Her students. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 30, 2014
Ruth Holden documentary cover

Not All Patriots Are Fighters

AAUW European Fellow Ruth Holden was a young American paleobotanist studying fossilized plant life who later found herself helping to establish war hospitals in Russia. Read more »

Beatrice Tinsley

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

Protesters hold letters spelling out "Higher Ed Not Debt"

For Women, Student Loan Debt Is an Even Bigger Crisis

Nearly 40 million people are saddled with student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion in loans. Though debt is a crisis for all students, the burden falls even harder on women because of the persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2014
A picture of the book cover for The Jessie Bernard Reader showing Bernard's portrait

Jessie Bernard: Master Scholar, Feminist, and Working Mom

After years of struggling to find traction in academia despite her brilliant mind, Jessie Bernard blazed a path for future scholars in sociology and feminist theory — all while serving as breadwinner for her family. Read more »

Sarah Wyatt with a group of kids in a lab.

To Tech Savvy and Beyond: AAUW Member Sends Her Research into Space

Sarah Wyatt celebrated her 11th birthday by watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969. This December Wyatt will send her own research into orbit as part of NASA’s latest round of flight experiments. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   May 28, 2014
Elsa van Dien and family

These Women Stargazers Helped Us Understand the Universe

As in many STEM fields, women astronomers faced an uphill battle to find acceptance among their male peers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014
Christine Hernandez and Mabinty Quarshie hold signs from their alma matters California State University, Fullerton and George Mason University.

My Supervisor, My Mentor: 7 Lessons Learned from My Intern-Supervisor Relationship

Christine and I have now worked with each other for four years — first at George Mason University and then at AAUW. Our relationship taught me professional lessons that could be helpful for other new professionals and interns out there. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 20, 2014