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

The Science of Title IX

In Tuesday’s Science section of the New York Times, John Tierney looks at the effects Title IX could have in the science field, noting that the National Science Foundation, NASA, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   4 Comments   |   July 17, 2008

12 Is Not Enough

Have you ever wondered what types of corporations are run by women in the Fortune 1,000 or the more prestigious Fortune 500? You would think with all the advances women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 10, 2008

Thank You, Title IX

A poster on the wall in my office features caricatures of five women, each of them ready to play a different sport. One is kicking a soccer ball; another is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   June 23, 2008

Culture Affects Perception

Is a sexist comment aimed at a middle or high school student the result of her own shortcomings or the result of her environment? For the student asking herself this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 27, 2008

Where Are The Girls?

While I was presenting at the AAUW of New York state convention a few weeks ago, I mentioned the release of the new AAUW research report, Where the Girls Are. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   19 Comments   |   May 19, 2008