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Inspiring Future Scientists Will Have to Wait

The Science Laureates of the United States Act would create a national position similar to the poet laureate model. AAUW endorsed this legislation because it aligns with our mission of supporting programs that can help break through barriers for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 20, 2013
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Girls Explore Science through Rockets and Marine Biology at Washington Tech Trek

Fifty girls from western Washington set off for Pacific Lutheran University to attend AAUW of Washington’s first Tech Trek camp this summer. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 16, 2013
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Tech Trek Brings Robotics, Chemistry, Ecology to Oklahoma Girls

For 30 girls from western Oklahoma, Tech Trek was all about seeing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in action. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 12, 2013
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Math, Engineering, and Marshmallows Inspire Future Scientists at Ohio Tech Trek

Bowling Green State University saw 50 girls descend upon campus in July for their first Tech Trek, hosted by the AAUW Bowling Green (OH) Branch. Tech Trek provides a supportive environment for girls to prepare for a possible future in a STEM career. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 05, 2013
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Girls in Florida Learn Physics and Biotechnology with AAUW Grant

The Tech Trek program — ideally located in Orlando, Florida, where high-tech industrial companies are one of the area’s major industries — empowers and encourages girls to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2013
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Classrooms of Justice: Teaching Gender Studies in Grades 7–12

If we want to prevent bullying at school, we must teach students that gender comes in all shapes and sizes. Girls who are considered “too masculine” or boys who are “too feminine” are often the targets of bullying and sexual harassment at school. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 27, 2013
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Play Sports, Be Strong, and Get Dirty: Advice from Coaching Corps

“Women playing sports, being strong, and getting dirty challenge powerful stereotypes that marginalize women and girls. For the young girl who wants to play hockey or dribble a soccer ball but has been told it’s not ladylike, seeing someone like Abby Wambach can be a life-changing experience. On a more personal level, female coaches can have a real impact on the direction of their young players’ lives.” Read more »

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Summertime, and the Kids Go Hungry: The School Lunch Problem

For the fortunate children among us, the burning question of the morning is usually, “Should I buy or should I bring?” Sadly, this question is a luxury for many kids. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 06, 2013
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Budget 101: Hunger: How Sequestration Hurts Women and Children

We cannot and must not ignore the millions of women and children who will be without meals because of the damaging effects of sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   July 29, 2013
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AAUW Takes STEM Work to the Hill

If you’re familiar with our research, educational funding, or programs like Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, you have probably noticed that we are continually finding new avenues to educate girls and encourage them to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 19, 2013