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AAUW to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Suzanne van de Raadt, suzanne.vanderaadt@alcoa.com 212.836.2662   Organization announces new collaboration to invest in girls and communities WASHINGTON – The American […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
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Common Core Critical to Preparing Students

As longtime proponents of educational equity for all students, we at AAUW think it’s time to rally the troops and come together to set the record straight in support of states that are working to implement the Common Core. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
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Bringing STEM Education to Girls across the Globe — from Ohio to Hungary

Thanks to a $250,000 grant, AAUW will expand our successful STEM programs for girls to new sites in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, and Barberton, Ohio, where Alcoa has operations. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
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4 Ways to Introduce the Girl in Your Life to Engineering

What can you, as a parent or sister or scout leader or whatever, do to introduce the girl in your life to engineering? We have some ideas. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   February 11, 2014
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Voucher Schools Provide Choice, Except When They Don’t

Pro-voucher groups mobilize at this time every year, rallying around what they call National School Choice Week, to once again try to pull the wool over our eyes and convince us that “school choice” is better than quality public education for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2014
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Education: An Antidote to Poverty

In 1965, AAUW introduced a two-year program studying the potential of education to eradicate poverty. It was our very own War on Poverty, fought entirely by women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 16, 2014
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Girls Shouldn’t Feel Weird for Loving Science and Math

“Tech Trek was the first time I didn’t have male classmates looking down on me or making me feel weird for loving science and math,” says Ellen Thuy Le, a recent chemical engineering graduate from Stanford University. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   8 Comments   |   December 23, 2013
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Hour of Code Success Calls for a High Five

This year AAUW celebrated Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code for the first time. But thanks to amazing work by our members and supporters, you would think we’ve been doing this for much longer. Here’s what we accomplished together Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 18, 2013
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How I Took the Hour of Code Challenge

In high school, I took a web design class where I was one of only two girls. Today I coded a game for iPhone to do my part in the online Hour of Code awareness campaign. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   December 13, 2013
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From Discouraged Math Student to Computer Engineer: One Doll’s Story

So how did Barbie overcome the stereotype that girls can’t excel in mathematics? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   8 Comments   |   December 11, 2013