Spotlight on STEM — Spring 2013

AAUW STEM News: Congratulations to Heather Krey, winner of AAUW’s inaugural Battle of the Plans contest! To celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, AAUW invited teachers and educators to submit their engineering lesson plans for K–12 classrooms. Krey engaged her students in industrial engineering through a creative assembly-line activity. Read more »

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Girl Scouts in a classroom holding up pieces of paper related to the lesson plan

Use This Lesson Plan to Introduce Girls to Engineering

A former engineer for Mack Trucks, Heather Krey knows why it’s so important to make the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields more welcoming for girls and women. To […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 17, 2013

Engineer a Lesson 2013: A STEM for Girls Lesson Plan

The winning submission to AAUW’s 2013 Battle of the Plans: Engineer a Lesson lesson plan contest is available for teachers and educators to use in their own classrooms.  Contest winner […] Read more »

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Middle School students and their families learn about spectroscopes at the first Middle School Mad Science Night at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center.

Tech Savvy Is For Adults, Too

For girls in Buffalo, New York, March 16 was an exciting day: The local AAUW branch hosted its eighth annual Tech Savvy conference, a program that exposes girls in sixth […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 02, 2013
Albert Einstein alongside his letter to AAUW

Einstein, AAUW, and Getting Jewish Women Scientists out of Nazi Germany

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of history’s greatest scientific minds, Albert Einstein. It is a perfect time to highlight a lesser-known side of Einstein: that he was an […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   March 14, 2013
Linda D. Hallman, AAUW Executive Director

Linda Hallman to Speak at STEMconnector Town Hall

AAUW recently announced its sponsorship of STEMconnector, an organization that builds bridges between companies, nonprofit groups, and policy makers focused on building diversity in STEM. This relationship brings AAUW into […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 05, 2013
Photo by Argonna National Library, Flickr Creative Commons

Teachers! Enter Our Battle of the Plans!

  On February 21, AAUW celebrated the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is dedicated to showing girls how collaborative and creative engineering is and how engineers can […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 21, 2013
Photo by George Joch, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2012," Flickr Creative Commons

3 Ways You Can Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Where are the women engineers? Women make up only 13 percent of engineering professionals in the United States, and in 2009 less than 20 percent of college engineering students were […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   February 17, 2013
daughter STEM conference

Take Your Daughter to a STEM Conference

A primate researcher, a cybersecurity specialist, the head of a wildlife clinic, and a tech CEO: If you were a fifth-grade girl in Naples, Florida, you could meet these women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 08, 2013

Spotlight on STEM — Winter 2013

AAUW STEM News: AAUW’s Tech Savvy, a day of hands-on STEM workshops and informational sessions for sixth- through ninth-grade girls and their parents, inspires girls to pursue an interest in STEM through high school and college. AAUW will expand this highly successful program to 10 pilot sites in the coming year with the support of Tech Savvy’s White House-recognized founder Tamara Brown and sponsor Praxair Inc. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   January 10, 2013