Six Tech Trek campers stand with their arms around each other in front of a sign that reads “Explore.”

Girls in Florida Learn Physics and Biotechnology with AAUW Grant

The Tech Trek program — ideally located in Orlando, Florida, where high-tech industrial companies are one of the area’s major industries — empowers and encourages girls to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2013
Teenagers working at their desks.

Classrooms of Justice: Teaching Gender Studies in Grades 7–12

If we want to prevent bullying at school, we must teach students that gender comes in all shapes and sizes. Girls who are considered “too masculine” or boys who are “too feminine” are often the targets of bullying and sexual harassment at school. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 27, 2013
Lady Justice

Learn Your Rights in the Workplace

Just in time for Women’s Equality Day, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is proud to launch our new Know Your Rights in the Workplace page. On this page you will find up-to-date content and all the latest legal developments straight from the experts, so you know you’re getting the best information on workplace protection. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 23, 2013
A group of colelge women wearing yellow Elect Her shirts stand around their teacher.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Each year, AAUW’s campus programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women on their way to being the next generation of leaders. Today, the adventure begins as applications open for three of these programs. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 21, 2013
Towson Equal Pay Day 2013 Posters

Graduating to a Pay Gap? Not on Their Watch

Teams of professors and students at Ithaca College, Towson University, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have put their 2012–13 AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grants to good use. Inspired by AAUW’s Graduating to a Pay Gap research report, each team created a campus-wide campaign to educate their community about the gender wage gap. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 09, 2013
Two women hold up Equal Pay Day candy bars and fliers.

3 Tips for Involving Your Local College in Your Branch

July is an exciting time of year for someone like me. As a university administrator, I waste no time scheduling meetings with program collaborators and booking rooms for events that will take place in March or April. Now is a good time to think about how your branch or state will work with local colleges and universities. Here are three important things to keep in mind when planning for the 2013–14 school year. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 01, 2013
AAUW Fellow Alumna Joy Lapseritis

AAUW Celebrates 125 Years of Funding Fellowships for Women

AAUW today formally announced our 125th class of fellows and grantees, who will receive funding for graduate work and educational projects thanks to an extraordinary program that started when women were discouraged from pursuing higher education. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013
Woman raising her hand in a classroom.

Using AAUW Online Resources in the Classroom

While you think about applying for educational funding and campus leadership programs in the fall, we hope that you’ll also consider other ways that AAUW can support your campus. Our research and other resources may be the perfect addition to syllabi, class discussions, or student projects. I had a chance to catch up with a college student and an instructor about how AAUW resources can play a role in the classroom. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   July 26, 2013
Liz Brown AAUW Woman of Distinction Patti Solis Doyle at the University of Maryland.

Putting Big Words into Big Actions: An SAC Member’s Reflection

Recently, we caught up with former Student Advisory Council (SAC) member Liz Brown. Liz served on the SAC from 2010–11 while studying political science at the University of Wyoming. She is now completing a double master’s degree at Penn State with hopes of continuing her advocacy work. Read more »