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What We Can Learn from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Apology

  “A humbling and learning experience.” That’s how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella characterized the aftermath of his remarks on women and pay raises. And it’s the kind of experience I […] Read more »

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Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h”

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 02, 2014
Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014
Girls in Jenni Rountree’s App Inventor class at Tech Trek learn to code their own Android apps.

What Happens When Girls Try Coding in an All-Female Space

Girls can apply the coding skills they learned at Tech Trek to almost any career field that interests them, from fashion design and animation to robotics and video games. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   September 26, 2014
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Moving the Needle: Women in Engineering and Computing

AAUW’s upcoming research report, Moving the Needle: Women in Engineering and Computing, will feature the latest data on girls’ 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   |   September 19, 2014
AAUW fellow Kate Himes in the mountains above Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Muddy Boots Scientist

My American Fellowship helped me write my dissertation, purchase chemical reagents for experiments, and earn my doctorate. Now, I’m a “science diplomat” working in Kazakhstan and four other former Soviet republics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 06, 2014
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This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

Mariana Gerschenson sits in a research lab wearing gloves and holding a test tube

Running around a Research Lab

Tenured professor and researcher Mariana Gerschenson has applied her molecular biology background to a meaningful career in tackling real-life problems like HIV and diabetes. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 13, 2014
Florida 2013 Tech Trek

AAUW and Verizon Foundation Join Forces to Teach Girls about App Invention

This summer AAUW and the Verizon Foundation are set to launch an initiative to teach girls about apps at AAUW’s weeklong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer camps for rising eighth-grade girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 29, 2014
Sarah Wyatt with a group of kids in a lab.

To Tech Savvy and Beyond: AAUW Member Sends Her Research into Space

Sarah Wyatt celebrated her 11th birthday by watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969. This December Wyatt will send her own research into orbit as part of NASA’s latest round of flight experiments. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   May 28, 2014