Forging a Pathway for Women in STEM and Leadership

Two weeks ago I found myself on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., for the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and on November 9 I found myself there once again for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 17, 2010

U.S.A. Science and Engineering Fair News Flash!

AAUW members and staff are on the National Mall today and tomorrow (October 23 and 24) at the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival offering special hands-on activities geared especially to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   October 23, 2010

AAUW to Participate in Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival on National Mall

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host experiments and hands-on activities at the first-ever USA Science & Engineering Festival expo October 23–24 as part of AAUW’s ongoing efforts to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 21, 2010

The White House Rocks a Cool Science Fair

Tired of nagging your kids about their science projects? Tell them that, these days, science is cooler than ever. President Barack Obama hosted a national science fair at the White […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 21, 2010

Why Even Fewer?

This is the third of several dispatches from AAUW Chief of Strategic Advancement, Jill Birdwhistell, written during her recently concluded trip to Paris for a UNESCO conference on behalf of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   October 08, 2010

Why So Few? It’s a Global Question

Did you know that men outnumber women 73 percent to 27 percent in all sectors of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) employment? AAUW’s latest report, Why So Few? Women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 23, 2010

Who Was Rosalind Franklin?

If you don’t think of Rosalind Franklin when you’re thinking of great scientists, you’re not the only one. This accomplished but seldom-credited woman was a biophysicist who made many contributions to the field of science but is best known today for her critical role in understanding DNA. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   September 10, 2010

AAUW Highlights Great Women in Science

This October, AAUW will join more than 500 professional and educational organizations on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at the country’s first national science festival. The USA Science & […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   August 09, 2010

Embrace Your Inner Geekiness Day

When I was little, I spent untold hours constructing homes and other buildings with Brix Blox for my Barbies. (For you Lego snobs, Brix Blox were a 1970s off-brand; my […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 13, 2010

AAUW Celebrates 38th Anniversary of Title IX with Calls for Greater Enforcement

PRESS RELEASE: On this 38th anniversary of Title IX, AAUW celebrates the progress made under the landmark civil rights legislation designed to break down gender barriers in education and athletics. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 22, 2010