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Five 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   |   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
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7 Teacher Resources That Address Gender Equality

Teaching women’s issues doesn’t have to be saved for Women’s History Month. In that spirit, we’ve pulled together some of our resources that can help educators engage students in important conversations about gender. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2014
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Why I Don’t Call My Daughter a Tomboy

As a dad, I have a personal stake in this issue. But I think we all need to be mindful of the language we use to refer to young girls — subconsciously, we may be perpetuating gender bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2014
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Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership?

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   July 31, 2014
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014
Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch!

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014