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AAUW Student Activists Are Challenging the Status Quo

These student superstars are taking on big campus issues, from sexual assault to underrepresentation in STEM. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 20, 2015
Robert Siston with two women in graduation apparel

Women Dominate at This Mechanical Engineering Lab

In most mechanical engineering classrooms, women are the minority. But in Professor Robert Siston’s neuromuscular biomechanics lab at Ohio State, “It’s the men who look around and say, What’s going on here?” says Siston. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 20, 2015
2) President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Higher Education Act at Southwest Texas State College on November 8, 1965. Image in public domain.

Why the Higher Education Act Matters

The law is just as crucial as it was decades ago — perhaps even more so, now that workforce changes have resulted in higher education becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 12, 2015
A woman holds up some sort of robot that’s connected to a computer.

Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science?

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015
Keita Wangari attending a Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Being a Woman in STEM Isn’t Easy, But Here Are 4 Tips from a Google Employee

AAUW Community Development Grantee and a new Google staff recruit Keita Wangari’ s journey to working at a top-notch tech company has not been an easy one. Read more »

AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

For Women and Girls, an Important Year at the Supreme Court

This year, the court will see a serious challenge to affirmative action, new threats to contraceptive access, and a potential watershed case for reproductive rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2015
AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015
Jiyu Zhou

Your New #SquadGoals: 10 Fierce Feminists

These multilingual, multifaceted ladies are our future physicians, policy makers, community organizers, and leaders in business — in other words, the feminist #SquadGoals you’ve been dreaming of. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   October 12, 2015
AAUW student organization members at Texas A&M University wear Rosie the Riveter outfits.

These AAUW Opportunities Can Make Your School Year Even Better

Whether you’re a student or campus professional, there’s an opportunity for you to make this school year great, any time of the year. Read more »

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Women Excluded from University President Hiring Pool … Again

Despite his low ratings from University of Iowa faculty, J. Bruce Harreld is set to earn more than the outgoing woman president. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   September 08, 2015