Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Community College

Many people underestimate the role that community colleges play in higher education. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, these institutions provide “access to education for many nontraditional students […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   December 28, 2009

AAUW Awards 12 New Campus Action Project Grants

Thanks to the generous support of the Mary Ann Ahrens–Iowa Giving Circle, AAUW is funding a record 12 Campus Action Project (CAP) teams in the 2009–10 academic year. CAP grants […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 17, 2009

She’s Geeky, and So Am I

Last Friday, several colleagues and I participated in the She’s Geeky D.C. “unConference.” What is an unConference, you ask? It allows the attendees to determine the agenda and the presenters […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   8 Comments   |   November 17, 2009

Project Profile: Arhythmetic Jukebox

Cynthia White, a 2007–08 Community Action Grant recipient, has big ideas about math. She wants to change students’ realities about their inability to do math. “I don’t want it to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   6 Comments   |   October 23, 2009

AAUW Member Awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Sitting at my desk here at AAUW, I can see a framed photograph and handwritten thank-you note from Marie Curie, dated 1920, in which she expresses her gratitude for AAUW’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   October 12, 2009

Meet Marie Elena Reyes: Founder of the Frida Kahlo Institute

Marie Elena Reyes, 2001–02 Community Action Grant recipient, excelled in math throughout her early academic career but received little instruction or encouragement about science. Marie Elena was married with two […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 11, 2009

Learn, Grow, Lead, and Make an Impact

Does this sound like you? You’ve thought about running for student government but aren’t sure how to go about it. You have a great plan for a campus program that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 26, 2009

Meet Dianne Braden: High School Journalism and Technology Teacher

It has been a year since I left teaching, and hearing the story of retired high school teacher Dianne Braden brought tears to my eyes. In the classroom I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 07, 2009

Games Boys Play

I talked to a young woman on Monday and she said, “I was a psychology major in college and I design games on my own, but I’m not sure if […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 03, 2009

Getting to Know Regina M. Benjamin

Just over a week ago, President Obama announced his nominee for surgeon general, Regina M. Benjamin of Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Benjamin not only has an impressive resume, she also […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 24, 2009