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

Meet Elaine Hale: Chemical Engineer

Elaine Hale, a 2003–04 Selected Professions Fellow, considers herself a jack-of-all-trades, a character trait that works in her favor in her new position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 17, 2008

Project Profiles: Let’s Read Math

One of the all-time favorite books of the Let’s Read Math program is The Greedy Triangle, in which a triangle decides he is bored with life as a triangle and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   September 12, 2008

Introducing Project Profiles

As a kid, I didn’t spend summers in front of the TV — there was never time. If I wasn’t at 4-H or church camp, I was wading through the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 05, 2008

Education Olympics

All this recent talk of Olympic gold medals and international competition has stirred my patriotic streak. I hope you caught the bug as well. But cheering got me thinking — […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 27, 2008

Reading, Writing, AND Arithmetic

Well, look at that. New research shows that girls can do math just as well as boys can. In the past there has been some discussion about women’s aptitude for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   July 29, 2008