Meet Luana Maroja: Evolutionary Biology Specialist

Ever wonder how kids whose moms are biologists pass the time? According to Luana Maroja, 2007–08 American Fellow, hiking in the forest collecting animals is how. Although once an avid […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 17, 2009

STEM and Women’s Economic Security

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that another 467,000 jobs were lost in June 2009, and the unemployment rate has risen to 9.5 percent. The worst of it may […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 02, 2009

Women in Engineering

This past week marked my first WEPAN conference. Like AAUW, the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) was started by a group of women searching for support in their professional […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 22, 2009

The Importance of Female Mentors

Common among the former fellows I’ve interviewed is that having a mentor and being a mentor play important roles in these women’s lives. This message was reiterated in the speech […] Read more »

Meet Angela Lindner and Jessica Strate Beach: Environmental Engineers

While 1997–98 Selected Professions Fellow Angela Lindner had never experienced sexism during her undergraduate studies in chemistry at the College of Charleston, during one of her first days in a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2009

The Digital Ceiling

When your computer breaks, they first thing you do is go call the tech guys, right? As one of the women in tech out there, I am getting tired of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   May 13, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Day

As I was driving to work, I noticed a large banner in front of the National Education Association that said May 5 is Teacher Appreciation day. I am not familiar […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   May 05, 2009

Members Go “Green” for Girls in STEM

Last weekend at the AAUW of Florida state convention in Gainesville, more than 30 AAUW women built green homes with nontraditional materials. Graham crackers with frosting mortar formed the main […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 22, 2009

Honoring AAUW Members

As President Obama gets ready to sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act today, we thought to take a moment and honor National Volunteer Week (April 19–25, 2009), signed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   10 Comments   |   April 21, 2009

Project Profile: GEMS

I hadn’t been in a school setting since saying goodbye to the American School of Campinas and my teaching career last June. That’s one reason I was so excited to […] Read more »