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

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008

Project Profile: 2002–03 Girl Scout Summer Day Camp

In a recent interview, 2002–03 Community Action Grantee Marianne North talked about her work with the Girl Scout/Tech Trek Summer Day Camp in Wyoming. An active AAUW member, having served […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 24, 2008