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
Elsa van Dien and family

These Women Stargazers Helped Us Understand the Universe

As in many STEM fields, women astronomers faced an uphill battle to find acceptance among their male peers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014
Heidi Kretser

Backwoods Adventurer, Endangered Cat Defender, Moose Expert

Kretser calls herself the “token social scientist,” and her work has taken her from Nepal to the Adirondacks to a military training camp to teach soldiers about illegal wildlife products. Read more »

Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Brown work in their lab in the 1950s

From Mason Jar to Wonder Drug: Rachel Fuller Brown and the Development of Nystatin

Rachel Fuller Brown, the scientist who developed the first antifungal antibiotic, started testing her groundbreaking drug by mailing soil samples in mason jars. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2014
girls with laptops

Your Daughter Can Build Apps, Not Just Use Them

Has your high school student ever created a smartphone app? How about built a website from scratch? These tasks are very doable for teenagers, yet our college-bound students are reporting abysmal numbers on their exposure to computer programming — just over 20 percent for students who took the SAT in 2013. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   May 07, 2014
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Neuroscientists Need Child Care, Too

Helen Immordino-Yang used an AAUW fellowship to help cover living and child-care expenses while she wrote her dissertation at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 07, 2014
daneille

8 AAUW Leaders Launch Projects for Women at CGI U 2014

As a sponsor of Clinton Global Initiative University, AAUW had the honor of bringing a group of eight AAUW-affiliated students to attend CGI U at Arizona State University. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 25, 2014
A cartoon dog next to a sign for Paw Wash

We Need More Katie Mulichs

Katie Mulich was in sixth grade when she came up with the idea that would lead her to become a patented entrepreneur: a machine that washes dogs’ paws. Katie is in the minority not only for her age but as a young woman in the male-dominated field of entrepreneurship. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 25, 2014
Aprille Ericsson sits at a table in a laboratory while people in the background work on mechanical equipment

Who Says We Need More Girls in Engineering? Uh … Engineers

Girls are crucial to the future of engineering — but don’t take our word for it. Hear it straight from some impressive engineers we know. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 20, 2014