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

Igniting the Spark: From Tech Trekker to eBay

Last month in San Ramon, AAUW of California hosted its first ever Tech Trek reunion. Over 100 former campers and dozens of AAUW members and parents celebrated the event by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 16, 2010

Where It Stops, Nobody Knows

The regional economic and environmental devastation caused by BP will undoubtedly reverberate for decades. Since the rupture in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, the total amount of oil […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 15, 2010

AAUW Applauds Passage of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW applauds the House of Representatives today for passing the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R.5325), which contains a number of provisions to improve education and training in science, technology, engineering, and math and to reduce barriers that deter women from pursuing academic and career goals in these fields. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 28, 2010

Equity Issues in the News: April 1 – May 17

April 1 – May 17 AAUW’s Efforts to Close the Gender Divide in the STEM Fields Are Highlighted Washington Post (Monday, May 17) In her recent commentary, Elizabeth Vandenburg, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 18, 2010

Get Involved with National Lab Day

This Wednesday is National Lab Day, a nationwide initiative established last fall by President Obama to build local communities of support that will work together to get students interested in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 10, 2010

Why So Few Women in Science?

PRESS RELEASE: Nobel Laureate Carol Greider Speaking at Capitol Hill Briefing on May 4 with Co-Author of New AAUW Report. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 30, 2010