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

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 »

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