A man leans over a small West African girl and gives her medication

AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015
A girl works on a lab experiment

How to Unleash Girls’ Natural Potential in STEM

Green Works conducted an experiment. The task: to draw scientists. The result: Nearly all of the girls drew men. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 04, 2015
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AAUW’s 2015–16 Fellows and Grantees Will Change the World

Our 2015-16 fellowships and grants program awarded a total of 3.7 million in funding for individual women and community projects serving women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 01, 2015
Ennico-Smith (far right) celebrates with her NASA team as the Pluto mission completes a successful flyby.

NASA Pluto Mission Member Talks about How to Get More Women into STEM

The New Horizons mission marks a monumental step forward in gender diversity in the sciences, with women composing 25 percent of the team. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2015
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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   |   3 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   |   3 Comments   |   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