How Do We Bridge the Gender Gap in Science? Women in STEM Lead the Charge

At Tech Trek, girls learn that if they want to pursue studies and a career in STEM, they can. There is nothing to stop them from succeeding. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   December 12, 2014
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AAUW and Lockheed Martin to Expand National STEM Program for Girls

AAUW has collaborated with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to expand a national program for middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 08, 2014

The Antidote to Black Friday? Giving Tuesday

As the leaves begin to fall, the temperatures begin to tumble, and the days become shorter and shorter, the holiday season is launching into full swing. We have a day […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 18, 2014
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AAUW to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Suzanne van de Raadt, suzanne.vanderaadt@alcoa.com 212.836.2662   Organization announces new collaboration to invest in girls and communities WASHINGTON – The American […] Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   February 19, 2014
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New Resources for AAUW Members: Grassroots Organizers

These new organizers are already supporting members as they coordinate community activities around public policy issues, work with campus leaders, recruit new members, and implement other AAUW programs. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 30, 2013

Girls Shouldn’t Feel Weird for Loving Science and Math

“Tech Trek was the first time I didn’t have male classmates looking down on me or making me feel weird for loving science and math,” says Ellen Thuy Le, a recent chemical engineering graduate from Stanford University. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   8 Comments   |   December 23, 2013
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Title IX at Ball State: A Tennis Coach Fights Back

For 21 years, Kathy Bull served as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana. But midseason in 2009, the university abruptly fired Bull, who promptly filed suit under Title IX. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 16, 2013
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Getting More Women into Top Government Jobs Starts with Student Leadership

It’s outrageous but true. Women currently hold just 18 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of seats in state legislatures. Bottom line: More women need to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   December 05, 2013
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Student Mothers Need Child Care to Graduate

Improving child care in higher education could make the difference for student mothers like LaKeisha Cook. “I’m concerned about how I’ll be able to continue my studies,” she says. “Currently, I have a grant that covers my child care costs, but the money is running out. And I’m not alone — a lot of other mothers are facing the same issue.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   December 02, 2013

6 Ways to Change the World during the Giving Season

People around the world are taking action on the Tuesday after turkey day, also known as Giving Tuesday, to give back to their communities and build a better world. And we know that the best way to do that is to empower women — something we’ve been doing since 1881. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   November 25, 2013