Kathleen Laurila sits at her computer.

Finding the Fellows: An Inside Look at the Selection Process

Each year we find a tremendous group of fellows and grantees. But we couldn’t do it without the dedication of our volunteer selection panel! Read more »

Mary Emma Woolley in a cap and gown

Mary Emma Woolley, a Champion of Unlimited Possibilities

Mary Emma Woolley was the first woman to graduate from Brown University and, in her 30s, became one of the youngest presidents ever of Mount Holyoke College — not bad for a woman living in an era where going to college was still considered highly controversial (if not outright banned) for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 31, 2014
Anne Firor Scott at work on her doctoral dissertation at the Haverford College library in 1956

A Fellowship Changes a Woman’s Life (and Women’s History)

AAUW fellowships support women in a wide — and creative — variety of ways. Take Anne Firor Scott, who used her award in the 1950s to pay for a nanny while she finished her dissertation. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 26, 2014
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Come Talk STEM at the Commission on the Status of Women

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Read more »

Event   |   Education   |   March 11, 2014
Aprille Ericsson sits at a table in a laboratory while people in the background work on mechanical equipment

Who Says We Need More Girls in Engineering? Uh … Engineers

Girls are crucial to the future of engineering — but don’t take our word for it. Hear it straight from some impressive engineers we know. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 20, 2014
Four girls practice critical thinking skills at a Tech Savvy workshop.

AAUW to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Suzanne van de Raadt, suzanne.vanderaadt@alcoa.com 212.836.2662   Organization announces new collaboration to invest in girls and communities WASHINGTON – The American […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
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Common Core Critical to Preparing Students

As longtime proponents of educational equity for all students, we at AAUW think it’s time to rally the troops and come together to set the record straight in support of states that are working to implement the Common Core. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
Electronics workshop

Bringing STEM Education to Girls across the Globe — from Ohio to Hungary

Thanks to a $250,000 grant, AAUW will expand our successful STEM programs for girls to new sites in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, and Barberton, Ohio, where Alcoa has operations. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
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Developing the World’s Teachers: AAUW’s African Educators Program

Established in 1962, the African Educators Program gave African women educators — mostly high school teachers — professional development opportunities in the United States to address the shortage of teachers in many African countries at the time. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   February 13, 2014
Four girls stand together holding engineered car models.

4 Ways to Introduce the Girl in Your Life to Engineering

What can you, as a parent or sister or scout leader or whatever, do to introduce the girl in your life to engineering? We have some ideas. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   February 11, 2014