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 »

Meet Angela Lindner and Jessica Strate Beach: Environmental Engineers

While 1997–98 Selected Professions Fellow Angela Lindner had never experienced sexism during her undergraduate studies in chemistry at the College of Charleston, during one of her first days in a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2009

The Digital Ceiling

When your computer breaks, they first thing you do is go call the tech guys, right? As one of the women in tech out there, I am getting tired of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   May 13, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Day

As I was driving to work, I noticed a large banner in front of the National Education Association that said May 5 is Teacher Appreciation day. I am not familiar […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   May 05, 2009