Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
Natasha Mercado poses with members of the AAUW Kirkland-Redmond (WA) Branch.

Empowered by an Education

Personally, I know how difficult it can be to put yourself through college. Many obstacles can stand in the way: Financial need and other hardships make a college degree impossible […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 28, 2013
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NCCWSL Fundraising Comes from All Over

If you don’t know already, the AAUW/NASPA National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will be held May 30–June 1 at the University of Maryland, College Park. NCCWSL is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 19, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

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Katie Miller

Fighting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Woman of Distinction Katie Miller

Courageous. Inspirational. Groundbreaking. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about Katie Miller, one of our 2013 NCCWSL Women of Distinction. Miller’s story […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 28, 2013

Museum Founder and Director to Judge AAUW Art Contest

“I found that I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way … things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keeffe It’s that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 17, 2013

AAUW Awards $4.3 Million in Fellowships and Grants

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award $4.3 million to nearly 300 women scholars and programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2012
Barbara McClintock

Meet Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize-Winning Geneticist

Barbara McClintock, whose work revolved around the study of maize, changed the world of genetics. While writing a biography about her, I learned that AAUW played a key role in supporting McClintock’s groundbreaking work. Read more »

AAUW and NASPA to Celebrate Women Trailblazers at Conference

PRESS RELEASE: On May 31, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education will honor six women innovators in media, advocacy, politics, and business at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 24, 2012

Cultivating Women Firefighters — Gals Only! Fire Science Camp

According the Department of Labor, women ages 16 and older account for about 47 percent of the civilian workforce. However, paid female firefighters represent 3.7 percent of the civilian workforce, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 15, 2012