AAUW Convenes National Symposium on Teaching Gender Studies in Grades 7–12

AAUW this month hosts a national dialogue on the importance of teaching gender studies in grades 7–12 as a way to improve school climate for all students. Registration closes Wednesday, October 18, for the daylong AAUW Gender Studies Symposium set for Saturday, October 26, at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   October 16, 2013
Some of the girls from the Hispanas Unidas program

Program for Latina Girls Mentors Future Texas Leaders

Escuelitas is a mentoring program designed for girls between the ages of 8 and 14. It brings in women from the community to share stories that address identity, sense of self, and culture. “It’s especially important for Latinas to see people like us, other Latinas that have been successful,” says Program Director Sarah Salinas. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 09, 2013
A photo of Chastity, a young woman featured in the film

“The Graduates/Los Graduados” Explores the High School Dropout Problem

American Graduate Day was established to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. AAUW has once again teamed up with Independent Lens and Women and Girls Lead to promote the film “The Graduates/Los Graduados” and to raise awareness of the high dropout rate among Latino high school students. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
The 50 eighth-grade girls who attended Tech Trek at Bowling Green State University pose with Tech Trek staff in front of a campus building.

Tech Trek: Coming to a Campus Near You!

In 2014, AAUW will expand our STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer camp program to three new college and university campuses in New Mexico, Oregon, and Alabama. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 25, 2013
A scientist in a white coat and goggles works in a lab

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
Three girls in lab coats and goggles mix chemicals in a metal bowl to create soap.

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
A girl holds a dropper over a Styrofoam box in one hand and a test tube in her other hand. She is carefully filling the dropper with liquid from the box.

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
The whole class of Tech Trek campers stands on the stairs at Bowling Green with the camp staff in brightly-colored T-shirts.

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
Six Tech Trek campers stand with their arms around each other in front of a sign that reads “Explore.”

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
Teenagers working at their desks.

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