AAUW delegation to Poland poses below a sculpture of Marie Curie at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

The Lasting Legacy of One Gram of Radium

An AAUW delegation to Poland followed in the footsteps of Marie Curie to celebrate the achievements of the Polish-born scientist and to discuss the future for women studying technical fields there. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 05, 2014
A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!)

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014
Frances Perkins

Let’s Give Thanks for Frances Perkins

As secretary of labor, Frances Perkins was a principal architect of many New Deal programs and became a champion for Americans who were often ignored and overworked. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 24, 2014
Two Lock Haven University student organization leaders wearing AAUW grad cords

How to Celebrate College Graduates in Your Area

Holding a graduation ceremony or program is a thoughtful way to welcome the next generation of AAUW members and leaders! Use this guide to help plan your branch or YWTF program in conjunction with your local colleges and universities (C/Us). Read more »

7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Eleanor Roosevelt and AAUW

AAUW is proud to have called Eleanor Roosevelt a member, supporter, and friend. Sometimes our history is just too good not to share. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 31, 2014
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A Stay-at-Home Dad in the 1920s? Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Home-Maker”

Writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher was taking on issues like the “mommy wars” and “having it all” nearly 100 years ago. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 22, 2014

Should You Go to Grad School?

You’re already in debt for your undergraduate degree, and the thought of taking on two more years’ worth of loans is hardly appealing. So, is grad school the right decision, and if so, how do you get into the best program for you? Read more »

Article   |   October 16, 2014

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   September 29, 2014

Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014