Learn What Opportunities Await You — All Dreams Welcome

On Saturday, I attended the Explore Your Opportunities — The Sky’s the Limit! conference, a hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career possibilities for seventh-grade girls. This […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 19, 2012

Girl Scouts: Advancing Girls in our Communities

Girl Scouts are celebrating their centennial year in part by declaring 2012 the year of the girl. Their presence in our neighborhoods, and especially outside shopping venues, is always strong […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 14, 2012

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Happy Pi Day! Today, March 14 (or 3/14), is the day that the irrational number  (pi) is celebrated. If you are a little rusty on your math, pi is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2012

AAUW Dialog Greatest Hits: February

As yet another record-shattering month for AAUW Dialog draws to a close, we would like to highlight some of February’s most popular posts: Who are your favorite on-screen women in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 03, 2012

Our Favorite On-Screen Women in STEM

What do Temperance “Bones” Brennan, Hermione Granger, and Abby Sciuto have in common? They’re all inspiring female characters who are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals in movies or […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   39 Comments   |   February 28, 2012

Are Creative and Inventive the Same Thing?

How do you know if you are inventive or an innovator — and whether you’re going to be the next Steve Jobs? Does labeling yourself really make a difference in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 07, 2012

Meet Mary Blair: Mentor and Biologist

After spending a semester meeting and interviewing former AAUW fellows and grantees, I have come to see AAUW awards as opportunities for recipients to develop themselves as women, mentors, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   January 11, 2012

Did You Miss the “Tweet-Up”?

Last Friday, AAUW hosted Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali for a “tweet-up” (a meet-up on Twitter) to answer questions […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   January 10, 2012

“Tweet Up” with the Secretary of Education on Friday

To kick off 2012 and recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX this year, AAUW is proud to host Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for our “tweet-up” (a meet-up on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   12 Comments   |   January 04, 2012

The Double Bind

Each month this year, AAUW is teaming up with Nature Publishing Group, one of the world’s leading science publishers, to put together an online forum on women in science. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 22, 2011