Marine biologist Rachel Carson

Earth Day, AAUW, and Rachel Carson: An Archives Discovery

Rachel Carson, about to receive the AAUW Achievement Award, was writing to Mary Boyette on June 12, 1956. In the four-page, handwritten letter, Carson explains what she will do with the award money, that it will “further the studies I already have underway as a basis for a new book.” The “new book” she was speaking of turned out to be 1962’s Silent Spring. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 19, 2013
Photograph of Judge Dorothy Kenyon in 1939

Tax Day and Women’s Economic Independence

It’s tax season … Have you filed your tax returns yet? For most Americans, April 15 brings either a feeling of dread or a sigh of relief, depending on your […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 14, 2013
Members at convention, April 1929

$4 Hotels and Marie Curie’s Assistant: Just Another Convention in New Orleans

On the morning of April 9, AAUW members got right down to business. Staff members led discussion groups on a variety of issues, including the most widely attended session of the entire convention, Marriage and a Profession. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 26, 2013
Melissa Harris-Perry on the front cover of Outlook Magazine smiling.

New “Outlook” Showcases Intergenerational Leaders

The Spring/Summer issue of Outlook magazine is on its way to your mailbox! Members can log in and read Outlook now to find out what you can learn from Eleanor […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 20, 2013
Marie Curie

When Marie Curie Needed Radium, We Obliged

Did you know that in 1920, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (the predecessor to AAUW) helped raise money to purchase a gram of radium for Marie Curie? Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
outfit-with-teal

Adventures in Teal

This is an exciting time to be an AAUW member. As we take steps to move forward and look to our future with a new logo and color palette, we […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 15, 2013
Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
Albert Einstein alongside his letter to AAUW

Einstein, AAUW, and Getting Jewish Women Scientists out of Nazi Germany

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of history’s greatest scientific minds, Albert Einstein. It is a perfect time to highlight a lesser-known side of Einstein: that he was an […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   March 14, 2013
Women protesters celebrate the end of the strike, image by Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit website

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper with the UNIVAC computer

Honoring Women in STEM History

AAUW is proud to say that two of the amazing women who are being honored by the National Women’s History Project this Women’s History Month are AAUW Achievement Award winners: Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, who was a prolific computer scientist, and Katharine Burr Blodgett, who was a physicist and inventor. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 12, 2013