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
Natasha Mercado (back row, in purple scarf) is a member of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council.

Where Do I Fit In?

When I was mentoring a high school junior, I often discussed potential career paths, colleges, and scholarships. My mentee was a bright, driven, and talented young lady with dreams of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   March 21, 2013
Photo by Argonna National Library, Flickr Creative Commons

Teachers! Enter Our Battle of the Plans!

  On February 21, AAUW celebrated the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is dedicated to showing girls how collaborative and creative engineering is and how engineers can […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 21, 2013
Photo by George Joch, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2012," Flickr Creative Commons

3 Ways You Can Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Where are the women engineers? Women make up only 13 percent of engineering professionals in the United States, and in 2009 less than 20 percent of college engineering students were […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   February 17, 2013
daughter STEM conference

Take Your Daughter to a STEM Conference

A primate researcher, a cybersecurity specialist, the head of a wildlife clinic, and a tech CEO: If you were a fifth-grade girl in Naples, Florida, you could meet these women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 08, 2013

Pass the High School Sports Data Transparency Bills

Although great advances have been made in the last 40 years thanks to Title IX, the fight for women’s equality in athletics is far from over. The High School Athletics […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 06, 2013
Student in classroom

Fighting School Vouchers in Michigan

This week, so-called National School Choice Week, many pro-voucher groups are trying to argue that vouchers are good for our schools. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 31, 2013

Yet Another Barbie Christmas

It’s mid-January, and the holiday season is over; children are readjusting to the new semester, and adults are back to work. The lights and trees have been taken down, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 18, 2013

Mother-Daughter Bond: An Investment in the Future

From the time I was a little girl, my parents instilled in me the value and importance of an education. I always knew that I was meant to go to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 21, 2012