Middle School students and their families learn about spectroscopes at the first Middle School Mad Science Night at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center.

Tech Savvy Is For Adults, Too

For girls in Buffalo, New York, March 16 was an exciting day: The local AAUW branch hosted its eighth annual Tech Savvy conference, a program that exposes girls in sixth […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 02, 2013
Adria Richards, photo from Flickr

Sexual Harassment Online and Why You Should Care about Adria Richards

  Before this week I had never heard of Adria Richards or her blog, But You’re a Girl. Probably many of you haven’t heard of her either; here’s why I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   March 26, 2013
Melissa Harris-Perry on the front cover of Outlook Magazine smiling.

New “Outlook” Showcases Intergenerational Leaders

The Spring/Summer issue of Outlook magazine is on its way to your mailbox! Members can log in and read Outlook now to find out what you can learn from Eleanor […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 20, 2013
Marie Curie

When Marie Curie Needed Radium, We Obliged

Did you know that in 1920, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (the predecessor to AAUW) helped raise money to purchase a gram of radium for Marie Curie? Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
Christina Gamba

AAUW Fellow on the Path to Curing Cancer

  Monday was an emotional day for me, at once stirring memories of deep sadness and generating a sense of personal celebration. I learned of a breakthrough cancer study that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2013
Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
Albert Einstein alongside his letter to AAUW

Einstein, AAUW, and Getting Jewish Women Scientists out of Nazi Germany

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of history’s greatest scientific minds, Albert Einstein. It is a perfect time to highlight a lesser-known side of Einstein: that he was an […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   March 14, 2013
Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper with the UNIVAC computer

Honoring Women in STEM History

AAUW is proud to say that two of the amazing women who are being honored by the National Women’s History Project this Women’s History Month are AAUW Achievement Award winners: Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, who was a prolific computer scientist, and Katharine Burr Blodgett, who was a physicist and inventor. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 12, 2013
Linda D. Hallman, AAUW Executive Director

Linda Hallman to Speaks at STEMconnector Town Hall

AAUW recently announced its sponsorship of STEMconnector, an organization that builds bridges between companies, nonprofit groups, and policy makers focused on building diversity in STEM. This relationship brings AAUW into […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 05, 2013

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Today marks the beginning of 31 wonderful days celebrating women’s history. Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ll be telling stories of past and current women doing big things. Here’s what we’re […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 01, 2013