Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper with the UNIVAC computer

Honoring Women in STEM History

AAUW is proud to say that two of the amazing women who are being honored by the National Women’s History Project this Women’s History Month are AAUW Achievement Award winners: Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, who was a prolific computer scientist, and Katharine Burr Blodgett, who was a physicist and inventor. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 12, 2013
Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter Is More than a Hairdo

I sighed in exasperation when I did a YouTube search for “Rosie the Riveter” and found that the first through 50th entries on the site were video tutorials on how […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Biden Takes On Teen Dating Violence

On February 28, the day the House passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), I got to celebrate with the original author of VAWA — Vice President Joe Biden. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 07, 2013
Katie Miller

Katie Miller on LGBT Rights and Women in Combat

We sat down with Katie Miller — a leading advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and a 2013 NCCWSL Woman of Distinction — to talk about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 07, 2013

The Past Is Not Quiet: Documenting the Truth

  “The past is not quiet. We need to honestly talk about what really happened because other people do remember,” says Trudy Huskamp Peterson, one of the world’s leading human […] Read more »

A Little Service Goes a Long Way

Growing up with a big family meant that I learned at an early age how to step up and help others. My mom also made sure that service was not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 27, 2013
AAUW supporters rally for the Campus SaVE Act

Prioritizing Campus Safety

This post is part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Follow #HERvotes and @AAUW on Twitter for the latest on reauthorizing VAWA and take action with AAUW. There is a crisis […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 25, 2013
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Meet Your MAKERS

What will you be watching tomorrow night?  We suggest turning the channel or setting your DVR to record PBS’ new documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which premieres February 26 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 25, 2013
Portia Maultsby

Demarginalizing African American Pop Music

Some people choose to stay in their comfort zones, while others live on the edge. Then there are the people who completely rethink the edge and don’t just jump off […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 20, 2013
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NCCWSL Fundraising Comes from All Over

If you don’t know already, the AAUW/NASPA National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will be held May 30–June 1 at the University of Maryland, College Park. NCCWSL is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 19, 2013