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 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 »

  |   , ,   |   June 26, 2014

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 »

  |   ,   |   April 01, 2014

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 »

  |   ,   |   March 04, 2014
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

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   |   13 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 Executive Director Linda Hallman and BlackBerry Empower Women Together: Ten women STEM students from around the world will receive full college tuition through BlackBerry’s new Scholars Program this year, and who better to choose the winning candidates than AAUW’s own Linda Hallman? Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 19, 2013