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10 Ways to Get More Women into Engineering and Tech

What if we told you there are things you can do differently in your daily life to get more women into engineering and tech? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015

New AAUW Report Could Change U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

AAUW releases new research highlighting solutions that will change the face of America’s engineering and computing workforce. The findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing will frame a powerful discussion. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
Girl in overalls learns how to check the oil in family car with her dad.

Pledge to Let the Girls in Your Life Tinker

Parents, teachers, relatives, and advocates for girls: You can make a difference. Will you take the pledge with AAUW to let the girls in your life tinker? Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 26, 2015
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Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women’s achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
Mary Flanagan at Tiltfactor, a studio at Dartmouth that is dedicated to designing and studying games that have a positive social impact.

Women Get in the Game

Video games are maturing as an industry and an art form, generating $21 billion last year in U.S. revenue. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the gaming community is expanding beyond the stereotype of teenage boys playing Grand Theft Auto. Read more »

Lara is a senior engineering manager for the online marketplace Etsy.

The Ticking Clock: An Etsy Engineering Manager Describes Tech Culture

The best part of Lara’s job is getting to help people every day. The worst part is being a part of “a little snake pit of the patriarchy.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 24, 2015
President Barack Obama with kids at the 2015 White House Science Fair

AAUW and Verizon to Bring Coding Course to Girls across the Country

AAUW and Verizon’s collaboration on a coding and app development program at Tech Trek was announced at the 2015 White House Science Fair. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 23, 2015
Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.

I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce

Race and gender shaped Najla’s four years at Harvey Mudd, and she knows the same will be true when she graduates in the spring and enters the larger world of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015

AAUW Gathers STEM Panel on Changing the Face of the U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

Leading experts will discuss the findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation before an audience of more than 200 stakeholders at Samsung’s Mountain View campus; AAUW will also live stream the discussion to more than 500 boardrooms, communities, and campuses across the country. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 19, 2015
Girls and boys in computer lab

Is Computing Just for Men?

If we really want to increase the percentage of women who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computing, we have to start focusing on the AP computer science course in high school. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 11, 2015