AAUW Tech Trek attendee in Santa Barbara. Photo by Jay Farbman for AAUW.

The Future Guardians of the Web

Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital lives. The field, in which women are underrepresented. faces a severe labor shortage. That’s where AAUW comes in. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 17, 2016
2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Unoma Okorafor

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

“Men need to understand the value of women and become advocates,” says Unoma Okorafor. ”Only then will we be able to expand the conversation.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 04, 2016
Tech Trek campers examine a robot at a 2016 New Mexico Tech Trek camp sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

How a Lockheed Engineer Makes Time to Volunteer with Girls

With more dedicated volunteers like Lockheed Martin employee Alison Nordt, we can hope to see more girls than ever grow up to be aerospace engineers, astronauts, and tech company CEOs. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 21, 2016
Declaration of Sentiments Waterwall

How to Design a Feminist Monument

“What are my goals? To live, for architecture is my life.” This is how Ray Kinoshita Mann described her professional goals when she applied for AAUW’s Selected Professions Fellowship in 1986. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 20, 2016
2016-17 Career Development Grantee Ishah Dominguez

Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees

AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888. For the 2016–17 academic year alone, more than 230 women and community projects serving women and girls will receive $3.7 million. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2016
Purdue University’s  display  about the underrepresentation of women and other groups in engineering.

Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes

Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Students implemented projects to empower women and girls in STEM fields, where women are particularly underrepresented. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 28, 2016
Middle school aged girls attending AAUW Tech Savvy in Pittsburgh (PA) wearing hardhats, googles, lab coats, and magnifying glass.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators at AAUW Tech Savvy in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s AAUW Tech Savvy students may create the next great STEM innovation. Those breakthroughs could revolutionize the technology, engineering, or manufacturing industries — and the cities that rely upon them. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 03, 2016
Four women stand in a U.S. Senate room around a podium.

Congress, Here’s How to Make STEM Fields Better for Everyone

“Increasing diversity in our STEM fields will make us smarter.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 01, 2016
Jordan Mader, left and Meredith Coil build a gumdrop bridge during the Tech Savvy workshop, at Ohio University May 17, 2014. The event exposes girls from sixth through ninth grade to the field of science, technology, engineering and math. Photo by Ohio University / Jonathan Adams

5 Ways to Support a Future STEM Rockstar with AAUW and FabLab

Don’t miss the latest updates from FabLab and AAUW! Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 24, 2016
AAUW American Fellowship (1974-1975) recipient Catherine Pilachowski

She Could Design a Bridge for This Gap…if You’d Let Her

For as long as there have been engineers, there has been a gender gap in engineering (probably). Women’s struggle to break into the male-dominated profession is nothing new, but it is real, and it hurts us all. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 02, 2016