Alexa Silverman

Alexa Silverman is the STEM Program associate at AAUW, where she works on the administration and marketing of AAUW's educational programs for girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics.

Spotlight on STEM — Winter 2014

As you prepare for another year of great work in STEM, I am pleased to introduce the AAUW STEM Task Force, our role in AAUW, and how we can be a resource to you. Read more »

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Engineers Week, September 18, 2013, Cat with Anya and Olga, Photographer ©Lisa Abitbol for DiscoverE

Celebrate Girl Day with AAUW: Enter Our Battle of the Plans!

AAUW invites teachers and other educators to submit a K–12 lesson plan that incorporates engineering skills and knowledge into a diverse range of subjects in fun, creative ways. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 05, 2013
Girl Scouts in a classroom holding up pieces of paper related to the lesson plan

Use This Lesson Plan to Introduce Girls to Engineering

Winning “Battle of the Plans” lesson, Fifth-Graders Can Be Industrial Engineers, Too! A Greeting Card Assembly Line, teaches girls what it’s like to be an industrial engineer through a creative activity that models assembly-line production. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   December 05, 2013
Photo by David Shankbone, "Toy Store," Flickr Creative Commons

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: The 2013 Edition

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to find that elusive perfect gift for the girl(s) in your life. When so many gifts marketed to girls are highly gendered, promoting stereotyped and objectified images of girls, holiday shopping can be a frustrating experience. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’ve created a list of gifts that defy stereotypes! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   12 Comments   |   November 05, 2013
The 50 eighth-grade girls who attended Tech Trek at Bowling Green State University pose with Tech Trek staff in front of a campus building.

Tech Trek: Coming to a Campus Near You!

In 2014, AAUW will expand our STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer camp program to three new college and university campuses in New Mexico, Oregon, and Alabama. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 25, 2013
Marie Wolbach stands next to California Tech Trek alumna Ellen Le.

Marie Wolbach, Tech Trek Founder, Honored with “Classic Woman” Award

This week, Traditional Home magazine honored five women for their exceptional volunteerism with the Classic Woman Award. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   September 23, 2013

Spotlight on STEM — Fall 2013

AAUW STEM NEWS AAUW is at the forefront of the effort for women and girls in STEM. Read the latest news from AAUW’s national office and find more information on […] Read more »

  |     |   September 19, 2013
Three girls in lab coats and goggles mix chemicals in a metal bowl to create soap.

Girls Explore Science through Rockets and Marine Biology at Washington Tech Trek

Fifty girls from western Washington set off for Pacific Lutheran University to attend AAUW of Washington’s first Tech Trek camp this summer. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 16, 2013
A girl holds a dropper over a Styrofoam box in one hand and a test tube in her other hand. She is carefully filling the dropper with liquid from the box.

Tech Trek Brings Robotics, Chemistry, Ecology to Oklahoma Girls

For 30 girls from western Oklahoma, Tech Trek was all about seeing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in action. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 12, 2013
The whole class of Tech Trek campers stands on the stairs at Bowling Green with the camp staff in brightly-colored T-shirts.

Math, Engineering, and Marshmallows Inspire Future Scientists at Ohio Tech Trek

Bowling Green State University saw 50 girls descend upon campus in July for their first Tech Trek, hosted by the AAUW Bowling Green (OH) Branch. Tech Trek provides a supportive environment for girls to prepare for a possible future in a STEM career. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 05, 2013