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Underrepresentation in STEM Is an Economic Issue, Too

It is well known that women and girls are underrepresented in math and science fields, and there are some pretty spectacular initiatives out there for getting girls interested in STEM […] Read more »

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Two Thumbs up for GoldieBlox!

As a mother of two young girls, I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I heard about Goldie Blox, a cute yet engaging toy marketed toward girls ages 6 and up that teaches basic engineering principles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 24, 2013
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AAUW Takes STEM Work to the Hill

If you’re familiar with our research, educational funding, or programs like Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, you have probably noticed that we are continually finding new avenues to educate girls and encourage them to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 19, 2013
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From STEM to Harvard Business School: an AAUW Millenial’s Story

Recently we caught up with AAUW student affiliate and former National Student Advisory Council (SAC) member Ellen Thuy Le. After attending a California Tech Trek camp, Le served on the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 11, 2013
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AAUW Camps Help Girls Excel in Science and Math

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will offer four Tech Trek camps across the country this month to encourage girls to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The camps will engage approximately 160 girls from Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, and Washington state. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 10, 2013
CGI America participants each contribute to a topic-specific Working Group of their choosing. These groups convened multiple times over the two days of the CGI America meeting and provided opportunities to share knowledge, build partnerships, and generate commitments around the group's area of focus. Credit: Max Orenstein / Clinton Global Initiative

AAUW, CGI, and Building the Future of STEM

Last week, AAUW Vice President of Fellowships, Grants, and Global Programs Gloria Blackwell attended the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual two-day meeting in Chicago — CGI America. We chatted with Blackwell about AAUW’s role at the meeting, new ideas in promoting STEM education, and finding inspiration in daunting challenges. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 26, 2013
NASA’s eight new trainee astronauts, half of whom are women

3 Things That Paved the Way for Women Astronauts

On Monday, June 17, NASA announced its new team of eight trainee astronauts, including four women. That means 50 percent are women — the highest percentage ever picked by NASA […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   June 24, 2013
Girls at a Tech Trek camp work on computers.

How Tech Trek Is Fixing the STEM Education Crisis

STEM education has been causing a lot of debate lately. Heated discussions arise about how to prepare U.S. students for the future with strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, and how to give them the chance to succeed in a demanding workforce. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 14, 2013
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What “Community” Has to Say about Community College

Earlier this month, I settled in to watch the fourth-season finale of the NBC sitcom Community. At the episode’s airing the threat of cancellation was looming, and I wondered if […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 29, 2013
Report cover of Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Why AAUW Cares about Community Colleges — and You Should, Too

As graduates across the country receive their diplomas this May, AAUW is drawing attention to an important but often underappreciated part of our national higher education system: community colleges. On […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 08, 2013