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
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