Lise Meitner, then a visiting professor of physics at Catholic University, met with finalists in the Science Talent Search competition in 1946.

5 Women Scientists of AAUW’s War Relief Project

During World War II, AAUW offered scholarships and other services that helped Jewish scholars, including many women scientists, escape from Europe and parts of Asia. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 01, 2015
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AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015
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A Term of Victories

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2015
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How to Unleash Girls’ Natural Potential in STEM

Green Works conducted an experiment. The task: to draw scientists. The result: Nearly all of the girls drew men. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 04, 2015
Ennico-Smith (far right) celebrates with her NASA team as the Pluto mission completes a successful flyby.

NASA Pluto Mission Member Talks about How to Get More Women into STEM

The New Horizons mission marks a monumental step forward in gender diversity in the sciences, with women composing 25 percent of the team. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2015
Student Advisory Council members introduced the 2015 NCCWSL Women of Distinction, including Amanda Simpson (right).

6 Empowering Outcomes from Our Student Leadership Conference

We’re happy to share some of the exciting outcomes from the 2015 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), and we want to thank each and every AAUW member and supporter who made it happen. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   July 20, 2015
Members of the AAUW online content team pose with our 2015 EXCEL awards.

Thank You for Helping Us Build This Award-Winning Community

This summer, AAUW was honored by two major associations for our outstanding communications. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2015
FDR sits in a White House room with a group of people standing around him.

Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 2015
AAUW invests nearly $4 million each year in women’s graduate education. Over the years, we’ve awarded more than $100 million in fellowships and grants to more than 12,000 recipients, many in STEM fields.

What’s It Like to Be a Woman in STEM? Join AAUW’s Twitter Party to Find Out!

Our Twitter party will consist of a Q&A with esteemed AAUW alumnae on their experiences as women in STEM, including how anyone can help more women and girls take advantage of their #naturalpotential and excel in STEM fields. Read more »

Event   |   Community   |   July 20, 2015
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Register for the 2015 Supreme Court Wrap-Up Members Call

As the term wraps up, join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund for a members-only call on Thursday, July 23, at 8 p.m. ET to hear analysis of the court’s most important cases. Read more »

Event   |   Community   |   July 23, 2015