Six Tech Trek campers stand with their arms around each other in front of a sign that reads “Explore.”

Girls in Florida Learn Physics and Biotechnology with AAUW Grant

The Tech Trek program — ideally located in Orlando, Florida, where high-tech industrial companies are one of the area’s major industries — empowers and encourages girls to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2013
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7 Shirts I’d Like My Daughter to Wear

Shirts like those by the Children’s Place — a girls’ shirt that cited the wearer’s best subjects as shopping, music, and dancing but not math, because “nobody’s perfect” — only hurt our girls. So let’s try to fix these deeply rooted stereotypes and start buying shirts that show how smart our daughters are. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 15, 2013
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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
A group of girls wearing Tech Trek lanyards

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