AAUW delegation to Poland poses below a sculpture of Marie Curie at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

The Lasting Legacy of One Gram of Radium

An AAUW delegation to Poland followed in the footsteps of Marie Curie to celebrate the achievements of the Polish-born scientist and to discuss the future for women studying technical fields there. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 05, 2014
Members of the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle attended an AAUW luncheon in California.

Meet the Matchers of Your AAUW Gifts

This giving season, the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle will graciously match all donations to AAUW, dollar for dollar. Find out why. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 03, 2014
A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!)

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 01, 2014
Frances Perkins

Let’s Give Thanks for Frances Perkins

As secretary of labor, Frances Perkins was a principal architect of many New Deal programs and became a champion for Americans who were often ignored and overworked. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 24, 2014
Mercy Chikoko's graduate research

How to Make Sure Your Grassroots Project Can Survive after You Move On

So you launched a grassroots project. Maybe you even scored grant funding. But how can you make sure your project will last for years to come? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 19, 2014
Image view We Love ISRO Facebook

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
Elsebet Kieler

The Courage of Elsebet Kieler, Holocaust Resistance Fighter

Elsebet Kieler helped raise funds to transport hundreds of Jewish people to safety as part of the Nazi resistance movement in Denmark. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 05, 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt

7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Eleanor Roosevelt and AAUW

AAUW is proud to have called Eleanor Roosevelt a member, supporter, and friend. Sometimes our history is just too good not to share. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 31, 2014
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A Stay-at-Home Dad in the 1920s? Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Home-Maker”

Writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher was taking on issues like the “mommy wars” and “having it all” nearly 100 years ago. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 22, 2014
Abortion; pro-choice; women with signs

Last in Statehood but First in Reproductive Choice

In 1970, AAUW members in Hawaii spearheaded an effort to repeal the state’s restrictive abortion law, making Hawaii the first state to legalize abortion. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2014