Meet Saeqa Dil Vrtilek: Astrophysicist and Educator

I have been eagerly awaiting my first opportunity to profile an AAUW fellowships and grants alumna, and I wasn’t disappointed when I spoke with Saeqa “Saku” Dil Vrtilek, a 1991–92 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 18, 2012

Celebrating 100 Women Leaders in STEM

One hundred powerful women in a room together — what a sight to behold! These women, all attendees of the inaugural U.S. News and World Report STEM Summit conference, were […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   July 13, 2012

Title IX is about STEM Too

Over the last 40 years, Title IX has brought well-known changes to women’s and men’s sports. What fewer people realize are the other areas in which Title IX is intended […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   4 Comments   |   June 22, 2012

You Had Me at LEGO

“Is that for me? Cool!” That was the response from my 8-year-old after I brought home the LEGO Friends Heartlake Vet set I won in an office raffle. There were […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   4 Comments   |   June 15, 2012
Barbara McClintock

Meet Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize-Winning Geneticist

Barbara McClintock, whose work revolved around the study of maize, changed the world of genetics. While writing a biography about her, I learned that AAUW played a key role in supporting McClintock’s groundbreaking work. Read more »

Clinton Global Initiative: Girls, Women, and Technology

Yesterday was an exciting day at AAUW headquarters. I was pleased to host the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on Girls, Women, and Technology, with women leaders from companies such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   May 18, 2012

Whatever You Do, Be the Best You Can Be

Recently, I helped organize a forum for young women graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of the forum was to have an intimate dialogue about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 11, 2012

A Little Help From AAUW

“I get by with a little help from my friends” is the tune running through our heads as we anticipate posting the list of our 2012–13 AAUW fellowship and grant […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   April 11, 2012

Don’t Miss the “Wonder Women of STEM!”

Join AAUW and the JASON Project for the first Wonder Women of STEM! webcast on April 26. The show will feature two high-achieving professionals who will discuss what it’s like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 06, 2012

Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing well by doing good — this was the theme of Tech Savvy 7, an all-day science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference for girls and their parents. The program, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 03, 2012