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 »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 04, 2013
Nanci Alanis

12 Students to Watch Out for at CGI U

Last month, AAUW announced our strategic partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). AAUW identified 12 students attending CGI U who were making a […] Read more »

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–ninth grades to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 02, 2013
AAUW Salary Calculator: What is your college major worth?

What’s Your College Major Worth?

Your college major and your occupation make a big difference in how much you are paid. Just in time for Equal Pay Day, we are launching the AAUW Salary Calculator. […] Read more »

Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at the 1959 AAUW convention in Kansas City, Missouri

Lessons from Eleanor

More than a half-century after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt continues to inspire women. If you look at a recent high school yearbook, you’ll probably see that at least a handful […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 28, 2013

$4 Hotels and Marie Curie’s Assistant: Just Another Convention in New Orleans

On the morning of April 9, AAUW members got right down to business. Staff members led discussion groups on a variety of issues, including the most widely attended session of the entire convention, Marriage and a Profession. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 26, 2013
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

50 Years after the Equal Pay Act, Parity Eludes Us

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 55 years ago, women were paid 59 cents for every dollar men were paid. Although we have made significant strides since 1963, true parity continues to elude us. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 18, 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 & Training   |   March 15, 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 & Training   |   March 12, 2013

Sequestration’s Here. Now What?

As of last Friday, March 1, we’ve entered the age of “sequestration,” or across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending. (For more information about how we got here, check out our Budget 101 blog series.) If the sequester continues unabated between now and September 30, $85 billion will be cut in federal spending. The numbers shake out like this. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 07, 2013