A group of middle school-age girls stand work around a science lab table.

A Year of Growth for Tech Savvy

Our one-day program teaches girls about STEM through fun materials like ice cream, 3-D printing, and robots. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 17, 2015
Shannon Cholakian (center) with her fellow peer counselors at Tech Trek in 2010

More than STEM Skills: My Tech Trek Experience

Even though the camp was only a week long, my experience helped me establish life skills I use daily, empowered me to pursue leadership positions, and motivated me to follow my passions. Here is exactly what Tech Trek taught me. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 17, 2015
Ida Henrietta Hyde in lab 1

These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 12, 2015
An employer shakes hands with a man while a woman sits next to him.

In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer”

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 11, 2015
AAUW Tech Trek campers in Florida take a field trip to the local aquarium in 2014.

Tech Trek: A Different Kind of Summer Camp

Pretending that marshmallows are nucleotides is just one example of the fun, hands-on problem solving that exposes girls to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at AAUW Tech Trek camps. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 29, 2015
A girl in a classroom raises her hand.

Title IX Coordinators Have Historic New Resources from Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released sorely needed tools to help schools make sure they are complying with Title IX regulations. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 24, 2015
A woman programmer works at a computer.

How to Fall in Love with Computer Science, from a Professor

“Computer science isn’t just something you’re born being able to do or not. Everyone struggles.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 22, 2015
An infographic showing the pay gap between women and men in engineering and computing

Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015
Woman engineer in hard hat feature image

Access to Success: Building the Pipeline for Women in STEM

Why is it so important to make the STEM fields more diverse, and how do we do it? Read what we said in STEM connector’s latest book. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 03, 2015
Members of the panel from the launch of AAUW's Solving the Equation report in Silicon Valley

What Can Teachers Do? And More Questions on Solving the Equation

We didn’t get to address all of your questions about our report Solving the Equation during our launch event, so our researchers wanted to answer a few more queries here on our blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 31, 2015