Project Profile: Sisters Empowering Sisters

On August 27, after a three-week delay, Chris Brown’s sentence for his felony assault conviction was handed down: five years’ probation and 180 days of community labor. He was convicted […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 25, 2009

Meet Marie Elena Reyes: Founder of the Frida Kahlo Institute

Marie Elena Reyes, 2001–02 Community Action Grant recipient, excelled in math throughout her early academic career but received little instruction or encouragement about science. Marie Elena was married with two […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 11, 2009

Project Profile: Huntington Museum of Art’s “Year of Women”

As Huntington Museum of Art Director Margaret Mary Lane explained, the Community Action Grant project “Year of Women” was a serendipitous venture. Although the West Virginia museum was interested in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2009

Meet Casandra Rauser: Research Development Officer and Biologist

For Casandra Rauser, 2004–05 American Fellow, life is all about the adventure. In 1996, after her second year at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota, she went on a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 14, 2009

Meet Dianne Braden: High School Journalism and Technology Teacher

It has been a year since I left teaching, and hearing the story of retired high school teacher Dianne Braden brought tears to my eyes. In the classroom I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 07, 2009

Project Profile: TVbyGIRLS

I recently submitted my master’s thesis proposal justifying why I want to conduct a media study with middle school students to the Internal Review Board. In the proposal I talked […] Read more »

Meet Valerie Streit: Media Ecologist, Producer, Writer, and Reporter

It seems fitting that the first place I went to find out more about CNN producer Valerie Streit was a blog. According to the post, at the height of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 24, 2009

Meet Luana Maroja: Evolutionary Biology Specialist

Ever wonder how kids whose moms are biologists pass the time? According to Luana Maroja, 2007–08 American Fellow, hiking in the forest collecting animals is how. Although once an avid […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 17, 2009

Meet Kathleen Wood Laurila

1988–89 Career Development Grant recipient Kathleen Wood Laurila started breaking through barriers at a young age. In 10th grade she broke the gender barrier by taking the boys’ shop drafting […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 07, 2009

Meet Hanna Stevenson: Sculptor and Apprentice Pipefitter

This past winter, for 2007–08 Career Development grantee and sculptor Hanna Stevenson, a typical day began at 5:15 a.m. with a breakfast of ice cream and coffee. To protect her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   June 29, 2009