Dana Kaplan stands next to an open car hood.

It Takes a Little Elbow Grease

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or, if you’re an auto mechanic and 2011–12 AAUW Career Development Grantee Dana Kaplan, try something completely different! Like a lot […] Read more »

A young woman opening a glass door where you can see in her reflection that she is smiling. The words Women in Community College: Access to Success on the door.

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

More than ever before, women are relying on community colleges for higher education and workforce preparation. This report recommends policies and practices to help women succeed in community colleges. In […] Read more »

Research   |   Education   |   April 30, 2013
Two women in lab coats, Samantha Migatz and Nanci Alanis

My Very First Science Fair

When I was a sophomore in high school, I went to the movies to watch Meet the Robinsons, a movie about an orphan kid inventor who travels to the future […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 25, 2013
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Fellows Shining a Light in STEM

“Lux et veritas”: light and truth. Yale University’s motto has an extra ring to it these days as its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) administrators have gained attention for […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 24, 2013
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From Gaming to Grad School

Until recently, I had never thought about going to graduate school; I just assumed that I would be able to find my dream job directly after I finished my degree. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 18, 2013
Girl Scouts in a classroom holding up pieces of paper related to the lesson plan

Use This Lesson Plan to Introduce Girls to Engineering

A former engineer for Mack Trucks, Heather Krey knows why it’s so important to make the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields more welcoming for girls and women. To […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 17, 2013
Gloria Blackwell standing at a podium at CGI U.

CGI U 2013: Global Change through a Gender Lens

From April 5 to 7, AAUW staff, member leaders, and affiliated students attended the 6th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 1,200 students […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 12, 2013
Maxine Lampe

Denied Fair Pay, She Became an Advocate

Maxine Lampe heard more than once in her career as an educator that her gender meant she deserved less pay. Years later, she’s retired but still educating — and this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 08, 2013
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Three Reasons the Wage Gap Hurts Women in STEM

An AAUW analysis of 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data shows that in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs — as in most other fields — women continue to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   April 05, 2013
Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Hooray for Women in STEM! Meet Lydia Villa-Komaroff, 2013 Woman of Distinction

Whether or not you are a woman in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), you will be wowed by Lydia Villa-Komaroff! Although I am not a “STEMer,” I am amazed […] Read more »