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 »

Clinton Global Initiative: Girls, Women, and Technology

Yesterday was an exciting day at AAUW headquarters. I was pleased to host the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on Girls, Women, and Technology, with women leaders from companies such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   May 18, 2012

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

Don’t Miss the “Wonder Women of STEM!”

Join AAUW and the JASON Project for the first Wonder Women of STEM! webcast on April 26. The show will feature two high-achieving professionals who will discuss what it’s like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 06, 2012

Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing well by doing good — this was the theme of Tech Savvy 7, an all-day science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference for girls and their parents. The program, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 03, 2012

A New Future on the Horizon

I recently had the opportunity to volunteer at the AAUW Springfield (IL) Branch’s 25th annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. Around 300 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls flocked to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2012

Redlands Branch Leads Next Generation of Women in STEM

Before Casey Morgan Hughes applied to be a criminalist at the California Department of Justice more than five years ago, she had no idea that the field even existed. What […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 29, 2012

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