Honoring Women in the Military

Yesterday I was privileged to participate in the Inaugural Army Women in Transition Symposium, held on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building. I was asked to be a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 25, 2009
A painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace, Technology Hero

When girls are looking for heroes in technology, who are the leaders that they learn about in school? Who do they look up to? Most of the big names in technology are men, but women have played an important role in the development of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Patricia M. Lowrie

When deciding which woman in academia to highlight in this blog, I decided not to focus on a well-known woman academic leader, such as a woman university president or a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 04, 2009

Where Are All the Women?

I used to be an engineer. For eight years, I designed satellites. The work was engrossing at times, and I loved designing with CAD (Computer Aided Design). It was like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 19, 2009

The Question For Today

What is the five syllable word for “w-o-r-k-i-n-g t-o-g-e-t-h-e-r?” Easy answer, you say? Of course. It’s collaboration. It’s something women — and women’s organizations — are known for. We are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 10, 2009

Meet Dian Belanger: Historian, Writer, and AAUW Member

I was looking forward to meeting Dian Belanger, a 1980–81 Career Development Grantee and long-time AAUW member. At her suggestion, we met in the National Gallery of Art’s atrium, where […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

The Year of Science

The Year of Science 2009, a national grassroots celebration, launched earlier this month in Boston, Massachusetts. In its honor, museums, federal agencies, schools, scientific societies, and other nonprofit and for-profit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   January 29, 2009

Meet Wendy Crone: Engineering Professor and Mentor

It was an engineering summer camp during high school that really piqued Wendy Crone’s interest in engineering mechanics. During the camp, one professor held a demonstration lab in which he […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   January 16, 2009

Only Men Like History?

During winter break I saw something interesting at a well-known bookstore in my town. I take my kids there a lot, and we do homework or just read together. A […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 13, 2009

Meet Kimberly Ennico

For Kimberly Ennico, a 1997–98 American Fellow, flight mission research is just another day’s work in her position as project scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. According to Kimberly, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 12, 2008