AAUW and Symantec Team Up to Teach Girls Cybersecurity

AAUW received a $100,000 grant from Symantec Corporation to develop a cybersecurity core class for middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 12, 2015
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School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015
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Making an Impact with Computer Science Education Week

In December 2014, AAUW members and supporters created successful and fun computer science events for girls across the country. Hundreds of girls tried coding for the first time and learned to innovate and invent. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   January 06, 2015
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114th Congress’ Education Priorities Must Provide Equitable Opportunities for Students

U.S. Congress and the president have not been able to agree on the nation’s education priorities for more than a decade. The expired No Child Left Behind bill continues to be the law of the land without changes to reflect current education priorities. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 06, 2015
Tech Trek Florida

How Do We Bridge the Gender Gap in Science? Women in STEM Lead the Charge

At Tech Trek, girls learn that if they want to pursue studies and a career in STEM, they can. There is nothing to stop them from succeeding. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2014
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5 Ways to Inspire Girls This Computer Science Education Week

This year, your branch can encourage even more girls to discover the exciting, engaging field of computer science. Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week) takes place December 8–14, 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   November 13, 2014
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Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2014 Edition

For the third year in a row, we’re looking beyond the “pink aisle” to find gifts that will stay with girls all year. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2014
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What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 20, 2014
Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014
Girls in Jenni Rountree’s App Inventor class at Tech Trek learn to code their own Android apps.

What Happens When Girls Try Coding in an All-Female Space

Girls can apply the coding skills they learned at Tech Trek to almost any career field that interests them, from fashion design and animation to robotics and video games. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   September 26, 2014