Iranian Women Cut Off from Higher Education

“Some fields are not very suitable for women’s nature, such as agricultural machinery or mining, partly because of the hard work involved in them.” — Seyed Abolfazl Hassani, Iran Ministry […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 24, 2012

Racing the Sun, a Pioneer Takes Flight

In 1962, the prospect of working at NASA as the United States entered the space race would have been pure excitement for any young research scientist. Imagine the challenge of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 23, 2012

Tech Trek in California and Beyond

Shayna Cave spent the summer before eighth grade at an AAUW Tech Trek camp. And this summer, she was a student counselor at Tech Trek at the University of California, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   August 20, 2012

Combating STEM Stereotypes

It’s no secret that women are not highly represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of study and careers. And until recently, I couldn’t see myself in this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 16, 2012

From the Archives: AAUW and the Environmental Movement

Over the past six months, the United States has sweltered through record-breaking high temperatures and dangerous weather anomalies. Thanks to everything from derechos to droughts, renewed anxiety for our planet […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 09, 2012

Meet Misty Davies: Engineer and Mentor

Silicon Valley, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a hub of technology, innovation, and engineering. It’s also the place I call home, which is why my interview with […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 08, 2012
Sally Ride, America's first woman astronaut communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck.

In Remembrance of Sally Ride

Today we remember Sally Ride, the dreamer, pioneer, and role model who lifted our eyes to the sky in wonder. Ride died yesterday of pancreatic cancer at the age of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 24, 2012

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