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How Do We Bridge the Gender Gap in Science? Women in STEM Lead the Charge

At Tech Trek, girls learn that if they want to pursue studies and a career in STEM, they can. There is nothing to stop them from succeeding. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2014
Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) was a driving force behind Title IX.

Title IX: Looking Back, Moving Forward

After Title IX was signed into law in 1972, activist Bernice Sandler says that many of the most blatant forms of discrimination against women disappeared within a few years. But despite reaping Title IX’s rewards for the past four decades, Americans are finding that even this landmark law isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 24, 2014
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The Science of Feeding the Hungry in India

Before AAUW alumna Kamala Sohoni was on the amazing team that launched India’s first interplanetary mission craft to Mars this year, her research in nutrition would lead to a crucial finding. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 13, 2014
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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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What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 20, 2014
Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 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 Education Fails for Congress

If it were up to me, I’d give the 113th Congress an F on four basic education goals. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 03, 2014
A teacher smiles at the students sitting with her at a round table covered in papers.

7 Teacher Resources That Address Gender Equality

Teaching women’s issues doesn’t have to be saved for Women’s History Month. In that spirit, we’ve pulled together some of our resources that can help educators engage students in important conversations about gender. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2014
AAUW Career Development Grantee Nnenna Agba

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is the Key That Opens Doors to Progress

Raised in Nigeria, AAUW grantee Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on the widely watched television show America’s Next Top Model. She holds degrees in chemistry and urban affairs, and she is the face of an NGO that provides Nigerian girls with scholarships. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   August 28, 2014