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
Four girls practice critical thinking skills at a Tech Savvy workshop.

AAUW to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Suzanne van de Raadt, suzanne.vanderaadt@alcoa.com 212.836.2662   Organization announces new collaboration to invest in girls and communities WASHINGTON – The American […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
Electronics workshop

Bringing STEM Education to Girls across the Globe — from Ohio to Hungary

Thanks to a $250,000 grant, AAUW will expand our successful STEM programs for girls to new sites in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, and Barberton, Ohio, where Alcoa has operations. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014