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.
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Five Ways to Inspire Girls This Computer Science Education Week

This year, your branch can encourage even more girls to discover the exciting, engaging field of computer science. Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week) takes place December 8–14, 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   November 13, 2014
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Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2014 Edition

For the third year in a row, we’re looking beyond the “pink aisle” to find gifts that will stay with girls all year. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 10, 2014
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What It Really Means to Work in Manufacturing

Want to know what the average day is like in a manufacturing career? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 06, 2014
Girls in Jenni Rountree’s App Inventor class at Tech Trek learn to code their own Android apps.

What Happens When Girls Try Coding in an All-Female Space

Girls can apply the coding skills they learned at Tech Trek to almost any career field that interests them, from fashion design and animation to robotics and video games. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   September 26, 2014
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4 Leader Essentials for STEM Chairs

STEM chairs host programs for local girls with their branches and state leadership, assist with expansion of the national AAUW Tech Trek and Tech Savvy programs, and spread the word about AAUW’s research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Check out these tips to bring STEM opportunities to more girls in your community. Read more »

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Spotlight on STEM Newsletter

Spotlight on STEM is a quarterly e-newsletter for AAUW members across the country working to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering, and math. Subscribe now! Read more »

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Spotlight on STEM — Summer 2014

AAUW and the Verizon Foundation Join Forces to Teach Girls to Build Apps: This summer AAUW and the Verizon Foundation are launching an initiative to teach girls how to develop apps at AAUW’s Tech Trek camps. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 26, 2014

Spotlight on STEM — Spring 2014

Spotlight on STEM is a quarterly newsletter featuring updates from AAUW headquarters; upcoming science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities for girls; and resources for women in the STEM fields. Read more »

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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