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Fellows Shining a Light in STEM

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 some high-level appointments. Read more »

Earth Day, AAUW, and Rachel Carson: An Archives Discovery

Rachel Carson, about to receive the AAUW Achievement Award, was writing to Mary Boyette on June 12, 1956. In the four-page, handwritten letter, Carson explains what she will do with the award money, that it will “further the studies I already have underway as a basis for a new book.” The “new book” she was speaking of turned out to be 1962’s Silent Spring. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 19, 2013
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AAUW Launches New Online Mentoring Program

Have you been hearing all the buzz about mentorship lately? Wondering what it’s all about and if you should pay attention? Back in January, AAUW celebrated National Mentoring Month with […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 17, 2013
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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 & Training   |   April 17, 2013
Samaura Stone poses with AAUW members at the AAUW WINGS conference.

WINGS to Fly: Supporting Women’s Education

As a child, I was captivated by birds. To me, they symbolized freedom, hope, and independence. I wished I too could fly and dreamed about all of the places I […] Read more »

Sequester Hits Pocketbooks and Hits Home

Last week, President Obama presented his FY14 budget proposal, which would end sequestration through increased revenues and spending cuts. In March, the Senate adopted an FY14 budget resolution that would […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 16, 2013
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Selecting the Next Generation of Innovators

Our new class of AAUW fellowships and grants recipients may very well deliver award-winning authors, inventors, or Nobel Prize winners, and we look forward to supporting their careers. But we […] Read more »

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Tax Day and Women’s Economic Independence

It’s tax season … Have you filed your tax returns yet? For most Americans, April 15 brings either a feeling of dread or a sigh of relief, depending on your […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 14, 2013
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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

The Newseum, the Hill, and More: NCCWSL Pre-Conference Tours!

As a college senior, I’ve attended my share of leadership conferences where I gained skills that have already made a huge impact on my professional life. AAUW also understands the […] Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   April 11, 2013