Four empty plates and forks

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
Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message

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
A woman and a girl stand together holding anti-bullying signs.

How Does Your School District Score on Bullying and Harassment?

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will ask schools to report how many students were bullied because of sexual orientation. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 15, 2013
CGI America participants each contribute to a topic-specific Working Group of their choosing. These groups convened multiple times over the two days of the CGI America meeting and provided opportunities to share knowledge, build partnerships, and generate commitments around the group's area of focus. Credit: Max Orenstein / Clinton Global Initiative

AAUW, CGI, and Building the Future of STEM

Last week, AAUW Vice President of Fellowships, Grants, and Global Programs Gloria Blackwell attended the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual two-day meeting in Chicago — CGI America. We chatted with Blackwell about AAUW’s role at the meeting, new ideas in promoting STEM education, and finding inspiration in daunting challenges. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 26, 2013
Girls at a Tech Trek camp work on computers.

How Tech Trek Is Fixing the STEM Education Crisis

STEM education has been causing a lot of debate lately. Heated discussions arise about how to prepare U.S. students for the future with strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, and how to give them the chance to succeed in a demanding workforce. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 14, 2013
Two women in lab coats, Samantha Migatz and Nanci Alanis

My Very First Science Fair

When I was a sophomore in high school, I went to the movies to watch Meet the Robinsons, a movie about an orphan kid inventor who travels to the future […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 25, 2013
Author stands outside her mother's office building on Take Your Child to Work Day.

No Limitations: My Mom on Take Your Child to Work Day

The Take Your Daughter to Work Day program was started by none other than Marie C. Wilson and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993. Since then, the program has […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 25, 2013
Girl Scouts in a classroom holding up pieces of paper related to the lesson plan

Use This Lesson Plan to Introduce Girls to Engineering

A former engineer for Mack Trucks, Heather Krey knows why it’s so important to make the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields more welcoming for girls and women. To […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 17, 2013
Middle School students and their families learn about spectroscopes at the first Middle School Mad Science Night at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center.

Tech Savvy Is For Adults, Too

For girls in Buffalo, New York, March 16 was an exciting day: The local AAUW branch hosted its eighth annual Tech Savvy conference, a program that exposes girls in sixth […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 02, 2013