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

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 »