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2012 has been a year of memorable accomplishments for AAUW’s many fellowships and grants recipients. Last week we highlighted some fellows from our 2012 Following the Fellows series; this week we want to showcase some of our other fellows. Publishing books and articles, giving TED talks, and hosting a national television show are just a few examples of the impressive things AAUW alumnae have done this year.

More than 15 current and former fellows published books this year, in genres as varied and unique as the authors themselves. From Rose Corrigan’s work on violence against women to Jessica Faye Carter’s book on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and from Emilie Zaslow’s Feminism, Inc. to Erin Winkler’s Learning Race, Learning Place, 2012 was a year of innovation and fascinating research.

Besides writing great books, AAUW fellows have also been publishing articles in magazines, newspapers, and journals. Take Vanessa Perez, who became a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, writing about DREAMers, immigration, and human rights. Or Julia Damianova, whose article “The Coming Mediterranean Energy War” was published in The National Interest, or Michal Gilad Gat, whose criminology articles were published in no fewer than three journals. And the list goes on!

AAUW Fellow Amina Tawasil, "33 Bridges, Standing, Still, on a Fluid of Emotions," featured on the Anthropology News website.

2012 has also been a year of prestigious recognition for the diverse work of AAUW fellows and alumnae. In the fall, Carol Tang was named one of California’s Leading Women in STEM for her after-school education advocacy. Barbara Ann Naddeo won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for her book Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory. In October, Kristen Johnson was selected as an honoree at the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute’s Women in Action Awards. Not one but two former fellows won awards for translation from the PEN American Center, an international literary and human rights organization: Suzanne Jill Levine received the Literary Award for Translation, and Margaret Sayers Peden received the Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. In the art world, current American Fellow Amina Tawasil won an award in the American Anthropological Association’s 111th annual photography contest.

Jessica PabónAnd these weren’t the only AAUW fellows and alumnae who made waves this year. Beginning in February 2012, Melissa Harris-Perry began hosting a show on MSNBC. And did you know that Jane Chen was featured in The Impact 30 section of Forbes for her work on the low-cost Embrace incubator for infants? Or that Chen is part of PBS and AOL’s Makers website and documentary, along with women like Lilly Ledbetter and Gloria Steinem, 2003 AAUW Achievement Award winner? Current AAUW fellow Jessica Pabón gave a powerful TED talk on graffiti artists and feminism in November. And in March, Rachael Rollins assumed the role of president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. And in the past year, many other fellows and grantees have received leadership awards, honorary degrees, and book awards!

AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants Department wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Following the Fellows will continue into 2013, marking five years of sharing alumnae stories. May the new year be filled with inspiring women, powerful connections, and stories that move us.

This post was written by AAUW Fellowships and Grants Intern Emily McGranachan.

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As 2012 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to thank our AAUW members and supporters for your extraordinary efforts to advance our shared mission. Your advocacy and donations have helped AAUW influence public policy and implement successful and exciting programming throughout 2012. As educated women and men, you are advocates and catalysts for sustainable social change, and your ongoing support will supercharge our efforts to continue to empower women in the new year.

Thanks to your work and generosity, we can be proud of some impressive achievements. Below are just a select few (read the full list). This year, AAUW

  • Launched the nationwide voter education and turnout campaign It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard through the AAUW Action Fund. This campaign, targeted at millennial women, engaged members and branches in nearly every state and registered tens of thousands of voters.
  • Released Graduating to a Pay Gap, which uses the latest nationally representative data to explore the salary difference between women and men college graduates working full time one year after graduation and examines the effect of the pay gap on the burden of student loan debt
  • Awarded $4.3 million in fellowships and grants for the 2012–13 program year, the largest amount in four years, to support 278 women at various stages in their professional and academic careers, research projects, and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls
  • Awarded more than $100,000 in case support through the Legal Advocacy Fund to help women like Betty Dukes and Kori Cioca improve working conditions for all women employees at Wal-Mart and women in the military
  • Continued to rapidly expand our use of social and new media tools, experiencing 50 percent growth across many of AAUW’s social media channels
  • Reached more than 600 women and girls in India, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and China through in-country projects implemented by AAUW fellowships and grants alumnae
  • Played a large role in drafting and introducing legislation sponsored by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) that would undo much of the harm caused by last year’s Wal-Mart v. Dukes Supreme Court ruling
  • Started a member leadership programs department to facilitate a more focused approach to programs for our AAUW member leaders
  • Continued to expand our global commitment to women and girls through participating in the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women and the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women, sending an international delegation to China, and hosting women visitors from abroad
  • Awarded 15 Legal Advocacy Fund Campus Outreach Grants to AAUW branches across the country, which held programs on local campuses focused on issues such as pay equity, dating violence, Title IX and athletics, and gender discrimination in the workplace
  • Saw the dedicated members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps make more than 1,200 congressional office visits on protecting college access and affordability, reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, protecting women’s access to contraceptives, preventing bullying and harassment, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, and eliminating workplace gender discrimination
  • Reached 30 campuses and more than 600 participants with Elect Her–Campus Women Win, the only program in the country that trains college women to run for student government
  • Helped guarantee that insurance companies cover women’s preventive care services, including contraception, pap smears, and mammograms, without co-pay or cost sharing
  • Confirmed fair pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter, leadership strategist Cynthia D’Amour, and former AAUW fellow and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry as 2013 AAUW convention speakers, with more to come
  • Helped prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this summer so that those with student loans can meet their commitment despite the tough economy
  • Took the lead in efforts to bring the Paycheck Fairness Act to a vote. Although the bill failed to overcome procedural hurdles in both the House and Senate, AAUW was recognized by the White House, House of Representatives, Senate, and the press as the leading authority on the bill.
  • Earned a perfect score on our audit thanks to the hard work of the AAUW Finance Committee and staff. See the annual report for specific numbers and a wonderful programmatic overview.
  • Sent a letter to 10 of the largest public school districts urging them to review and correct their reporting to the U.S. Department of Education of an unlikely zero incidents of sex-based bullying and sexual harassment. Several districts responded.
  • Addressed the issue of sexual harassment in grades 7–12 through seven AAUW Campus Action Project grants
  • Ensured that the AAUW-backed Campus SaVE Act was included in the Senate-passed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

In the past year, AAUW and our advocates have had an undeniable impact in our nation’s capital, on college campuses, in our branches and communities, and around the world. Please make a contribution now so that AAUW can intensify our crucial work to break through barriers for women and girls in the coming year.

From everyone at AAUW, best wishes for a wonderful start to 2013!

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From the time I was a little girl, my parents instilled in me the value and importance of an education. I always knew that I was meant to go to high school and college. Now that I am in college, I have noticed that many of the younger girls I know are not motivated to do the same. And I asked myself, Why, and what can we do?

Part of my question was answered in November, when I had the privilege of volunteering at the Adelante/Moving Forward with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) conference, which was co-hosted by the AAUW Elgin Area (IL) Branch, League of United Latin American Citizens, Elgin Community College, and Judson University. The conference was intended to support Latina girls in middle and high school while encouraging them to pursue STEM fields as possible future career choices. Many of the activities emphasized STEM and the bond in Latino families. The girls attended with their moms, many of whom did not go to college themselves, and the conference also emphasized helping the mothers understand the importance of the college experience and the impact it can have on their daughters.

Volunteers from Elgin Community CollegeOne of the most touching moments of the conference was the book discussion about The House on Mango Street. Lizette Beltran, a Bartlett High School alumna, talked about the importance of having her mom’s support in school and in overcoming obstacles. This prompted many of the moms to ask how they can help their own daughters and what the volunteers’ own moms have done to help us succeed. To me, this was the most fascinating aspect of the conference!

I have a strong bond with my mom, and her support of my education has been very important. From my own experience, I think that encouraging girls at a younger age, especially ethnic minority students, to go to college is crucial to establishing their motivation to continue their education. Minority college students are more at-risk for obstacles in their educational pursuits and often lack knowledge of college options. But having another woman give you her undivided support can go a long way, especially if that woman is your mom.

By encouraging mothers to learn about their daughters’ educational interests, conferences like these offer mothers a better understanding of what college will entail. This is a win-win situation because girls’ enrollment will likely increase and the mother-daughter bond will be strengthened — just like mine was with my mom.

Although this conference was geared toward STEM pursuits, its format could be used in any field of study by including moms and changing the activities to fit the desired specialty. Not only will the conference expose girls to a field of study that interests them, but it will also drive students to work hard in high school and earn better grades, allowing them to enroll at a higher education institution. Similarly, if a girl feels like she is making the wrong choices, an opportunity like this could still come early enough for her to change her habits and do better in school. Although this was the first time that I encountered this type of conference, I have no doubt that it can make a great impact on young girls. From what I have seen, a little support and the proper guidance can truly impact girls’ lives.

This post was written by National Student Advisory Council member Nanci Alanis.

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Image courtesy of Kristina HalonaKristina Halona was one of those kids who were obsessed with anything that flew. She remembers the exact moment when she looked up at a low-flying jet traveling over the isolated Navajo reservation in Arizona where she grew up. The awesome power of the machine, the stark contrast between its technology and her life without running water or electricity, changed her. From that moment, Halona was always outspoken about her love of engineering. In high school, a combination of talent and supportive teachers helped Halona find opportunities and mentors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

A school counselor told Halona about an intensive multi-year STEM summer camp at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Teachers and counselors also encouraged her to join an after-school STEM club and travel to local universities to meet professors and students. Through these experiences she was able to develop her skills, talk with engineering professionals, and begin to see herself as an aerospace engineer. Even though there are few women — especially Native American women — in the STEM fields, Halona never doubted her path. When Halona first attended the Phillips Academy camp as part of the Massachusetts Science for Minority Students program, she had to work hard to catch up to the students who came from privileged backgrounds. That summer marked her first trip outside of Arizona and her first time on an airplane, but despite being out of her element, Halona held her own and successfully completed all three summers of rigorous courses

With all her hard work and success, Halona is still very aware of what her life could have been like — Native American teen dropout rates are double the national average. Even more seriously, she notes that youth suicide rates on tribal reservations are up to 10 times higher than among the national population.

Halona in action

Halona in action

While at Arizona State University, Halona was elected to be the student representative to the board of directors of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), of which she had been a member and chapter president for years. Through that position she met her mentor John Herrington, the first Native American astronaut to fly in space, who was also on the AISES board. Meeting Herrington and learning from his mentorship was a meaningful opportunity to Halona since there are not many Native Americans in STEM fields. In 2002, Halona was invited to join Herrington’s family to watch his shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Today Halona is a flight test engineer at Raytheon Company in New Mexico.

Halona received her AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship in 2008 while getting her master’s degree in engineering at George Washington University. When she attended AAUW events, she felt in awe of all the members and her fellow grantees. But Halona says that being among them opened her eyes and inspired her to keep going.

A spark ignited in Halona the day she saw that jet flying over her, and it never went out. Halona has lived by her own advice: “No matter your background or where you come from, never give up.”

Halona’s Selected Professions Fellowship was sponsored by the Leona Buckley Miller American Fellowship, established in 1999, and the Flora Rawls American Fellowship, established in 1981.

This post was written by AAUW Fellowships and Grants Intern Emily McGranachan.

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If you’re a young woman majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), it can be hard to get away from the widespread bias against women in the STEM fields. That’s why more and more colleges and universities each year are helping women students build communities by creating STEM sororities on their campuses.

STEM sorority sisters encourage each other to succeed in their fields and to stick with a STEM major. Even when the going gets tough, these women know they’re not alone because they’re surrounded by other young women encountering the same obstacles. In the male-dominated STEM fields, it’s important for women to have female role models and peers who understand their experiences and challenge the stereotypical image of the male STEM professional.

Here’s how three STEM sororities are breaking barriers — and having fun while they’re at it:

Alpha Omega Epsilon (ΑΩΕ) is a sorority for women engineers. Under the Microscope recently interviewed sisters of the new ΑΩΕ chapter at the University of Pennsylvania. The engineering sisterhood has given them a way to connect with mentors and friends who can offer support and help plan a future career path. When Penn’s rigorous exams are over, the sisters celebrate like true engineers, building structurally sound gingerbread houses for the holidays.

Alpha Sigma Kappa (ΑΣΚ) — Women in Technical Studies began when students at the University of Minnesota wanted to change the trend of male-dominated representation in STEM fields: Only 17 percent of students in technical majors at UMN were women when the sorority was founded in 1989. Since then, ΑΣΚ sisters have been challenging the stereotypes of women in tech. Says one sister on her Tumblr, “Sometimes when people hear the ‘technical’ in Alpha Sigma Kappa — Women in Technical Studies, they think ‘academic’ and equate that with dull or boring when really it means that before the ladies of ASK go out and play, we make sure we’ve got an A.”

The sisters of Phi Sigma Rho (ΦΣΡ) — a sorority for women engineering and engineering technology majors, complete with its own mascot, Sigmand the Penguin — recognize the importance of mentorship. Twice a year, members connect with alumnae for “Résumania,” where students get the chance to have their résumés critiqued by professional women engineers. Later in the year, ΦΣΡ sisters offer their own advice by writing letters of encouragement to young girls to let them know that they too can succeed in STEM.

Are you a member or an alumna of a science or technology sorority? Share your experience in the comments!

This post was written by AAUW STEM Programs Intern Alexa Silverman

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The Fellowships and Grants staff at AAUW loves every chance we get to meet and celebrate all of the fantastic AAUW alumnae. When a former fellow receives an award or is recognized for her work, well, we just love to brag about it! So here goes … 1995–96 American Fellow Carol Tang was recently named one of California’s top Leading Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by the California STEM Learning Network!

We first profiled Tang back in 2009 for the Following the Fellows series. Back then, she was a senior science educator at the California Academy of Sciences. Today she is the director of the Coalition for Science after School. Though paleontology research and education are both interests of Tang’s, she readily admits that one passion won over the other: She is deeply committed to after-school science education and the many ways it can change a child’s life.

The benefits of after-school science programs are twofold. First, these programs offer young people hands-on scientific experience with a mentor that can spark a love for science and form the basis of a future career.  Secondly, science education prepares young people to be creative thinkers and future problem-solvers. Today’s issues, like climate change and public health, are not going away anytime soon. Tang says that since future generations will have to tackle these and other problems, it is important to give young people the skills to solve scientific quandaries. “It would be a crime not to prepare them,” she says.

When Tang discovered that she was being honored as one of California’s leading women in STEM for her work in scientific education outside the classroom, she was both surprised and excited about what this recognition meant for the field of after-school education. Tang says the award helps to erode the stereotype that after-school programs are not rigorous. “In after-school programs it is not about how much the youth are ‘learning,’ it is about how much they are engaging. This can’t be measured with hours or test scores,” says Tang. Programs like the Coalition for Science after School connect youth with scientist mentors who demonstrate that careers in science are not only real; they are also within reach. Tang says this interest in and emotional connection to science is especially powerful for both girls and boys in underserved areas. Identification with science can show youth that STEM education is empowering and an achievable opportunity.

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Tang applauds AAUW’s role in empowering women and girls in STEM. Programs like the Selected Professions Fellowship, the Tech Trek summer camps, and research are leveling the playing field for women in math and science. And it can all start with simple steps: When Tang was working on exhibits with the California Academy of Sciences, she learned how much a two-hour visit to a museum really matters. If “those 30 words on the aquarium fish label can make a difference,” she says, then the connections made in after-school education can change lives.

Tang’s 1995–96 American Fellowship was sponsored by the Evelyn Fox Keller American Fellowship and the Nora Harris Perry American Fellowship.

This post was written by AAUW Fellowships and Grants Intern Emily McGranachan.

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When I was a child, my parents always told me that, as a woman, I was supposed to be shy, feminine, and passive. These qualities aren’t necessarily bad, but they aren’t for me. I want to be independent, assertive, and powerful. I was never allowed to do the many things that my brother did. He could play video games, but I couldn’t. He could wear sweatpants in public, but I couldn’t. Additionally, I was told to like the colors red and pink. Going to college gave me a sense of freedom from the restrictive perspectives of my parents. I was finally able to make decisions that would affect my future on my own, which included majoring in computer science. Even if I’m the minority as a woman in the computer science field, learning about technical subjects like programming, data structures, and algorithms has been the greatest experience. I even get to create video games in one of my classes!

With this newfound freedom, I stumbled upon roller derby. I was drawn to it at first because I thought it was such a cool sport. It is the polar opposite of what my parents would consider conventional. I saw women of all ages roller skating, shoulder checking, and hip bumping other women out of their way while wearing skirts and bright leggings! They expressed womanhood and female strength in a new dimension and displayed an innovative sense of self-expression. People encouraged these awesome, modern women and cheered them on. I was in intrigued, so I decided to join them.

I now train with the Charlotte Roller Girls in North Carolina. It is a fun sport, but practice is tough. Many of the new members are skating for the first time in years. Stopping with skates has been my biggest challenge — I have fallen quite a few times during practice. But it’s all worth it in the end. When practice ends, I’m always shocked at how quickly the two hours have passed. Each practice strengthens our communication, and everyone is always supportive of those who need help. The roller derby women are not just a team. We are a family — a family that protects and looks out for our fellow teammates, and no one is ever left behind.

This post was written by National Student Advisory Council member Maybellin Burgos.

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The AAUW research report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) found that women are vastly underrepresented in STEM majors and fields compared with their male peers. But Why So Few? also showed that those numbers can change when girls realize their potential in STEM at an early age — and that’s where Tech Trek comes in.

Tech Trek is a weeklong summer camp for rising eighth-grade girls that is designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in STEM through classes, workshops, hands-on activities, and field trips. Tech Trek started in 1998 with one site in California and has expanded to eight college campuses across the state. In summer 2011, Tech Trek was even featured on CBS Evening News.

Now, for the first time, AAUW is expanding Tech Trek nationwide. The following AAUW branches, states, and members will each receive a $10,000 grant from AAUW to host Tech Trek camps at five pilot sites:

Check back with AAUW Dialog in the coming months for more updates about each of the new camps. We’re looking forward to inspiring girls across the nation in 2013!

This post was written by AAUW STEM Programs Intern Alexa Silverman.

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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an occasion that celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) throughout history. Named for Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, who was a pioneer in the field of scientific computing, the day is a chance to spread the word that women can and do change the face of science with their ideas and innovations.

In the history of scientific research and discovery, women’s contributions have often been overlooked, undervalued, omitted from textbooks, skipped over for awards, and even falsely attributed to their male peers. Young girls today who are captivated by STEM are not only facing the stereotype that boys are naturally better than girls at math and science — but girls also lack historical role models to guide their aspirations and show that girls just like them have gone on to do great things in STEM.

In 2009, British blogger Suw Charman-Anderson pledged to write about a woman in STEM if 1,000 other people agreed to do the same. In fact, almost 2,000 people did. The Internet lit up with blog posts, articles, art, and web comics for the first Ada Lovelace Day. This year, on October 16, everyone who knows of a great woman scientist has the chance to tell the story.

So we’ll start by telling the story of the woman who inspired this day of appreciation for women in STEM. Ada Lovelace was born in 1815 to the poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke. Encouraged by her mother, Lovelace developed an interest in science and mathematics at a young age. She spent her childhood reading about the Industrial Revolution and drafting her own concepts for inventions like steam-powered flying machines.

Lovelace’s mentor, Mary Somerville, was a respected scientific researcher who overcame societal biases to make great strides in mathematics and astronomy. In 1833, Somerville introduced Lovelace to Charles Babbage, who was working on plans for his analytical engine, a massive mechanical computing machine that would carry out programs by reading holes punched on cards.

Lovelace saw the potential, learned Babbage’s computing language, and wrote a letter to him containing the first-ever computer algorithm — she was the world’s first computer programmer. The analytical engine was never completed, but Lovelace’s vision was prescient: Alan Turing used her notes in the development of the first modern computers in the 1940s — nearly 100 years later!

The purpose of Ada Lovelace Day is to increase awareness about women in STEM. There are plenty of ways to join in:

  • Read about women in STEM. The first computer program was written by a woman. What else can you learn about the history of women’s achievements in STEM?
  • Share what you learned. Tell the world about your women STEM heroes and role models — write a blog post or article. Post on Facebook or tag a tweet with #ALD12. Join the Wikipedia edit-a-thon and add or improve an article about a woman in STEM.
  • Use your creative talents. Science and creativity do go together! Share a painting, write a song, make a video, or draw a comic celebrating women in STEM.

It’s easy to join in the celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, and it’s a great way to show girls that women in science can succeed, achieve, and be remembered.

This post was written by AAUW STEM Programs Intern Alexa Silverman.

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Sunday, September 16, marked the start of National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. The celebration, which extends through Saturday, September 22, coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizes the impact that Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) have had on our communities. Although HSIs represent just 9 percent of all nonprofit postsecondary institutions, they serve more than half of all Hispanic students.

The author, right, with former California State University, Fullerton President Milton Gordon and a fellow student

The movement to support these institutions began in the early 1980s with national hearings on postsecondary education that brought attention to the fact that Hispanic enrollment was increasingly concentrated in a small number of colleges and universities. Under federal law, HSIs are defined as accredited institutions of higher education at which at least 25 percent of full-time undergraduate students are Hispanic. At least half of those Hispanic students must come from low-income families. With limited exceptions, Hispanic-serving institutions were not created to serve Hispanic students — rather, their HSI designations were the result of their existing demographic makeup.

Title V of the Higher Education Act provides competitive five-year grants to Hispanic-serving institutions to expand educational opportunities for students. In June, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $12 million in funds to 19 institutions. Grant recipients may spend the money on a variety of projects, from faculty development to purchasing new educational materials to creating new university programs in student services, academic affairs, or other areas.

Through these funds and the leadership and direction of higher education administrators, many HSIs have done an exceptional job of supporting Hispanic students through graduation. More than 300 colleges and universities met the federal definition for Hispanic-serving institutions in 2010–11, and many of AAUW’s college/university partner member institutions identify as HSIs.

At California State University, Long Beach, a longtime C/U partner, administrators and faculty have worked hard to garner federal support for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Through a federal grant, the university is implementing programs to increase the number of Latino students who are earning degrees in STEM fields. Programs like these are essential for helping these students gain access to opportunities in STEM.

Our Lady of the Lake University, another C/U partner, has done an exceptional job increasing the number of Hispanic students who earn degrees in the STEM fields and has been recognized for its efforts. At the University of Texas, El Paso, administrators are using federal funds to integrate green energy and manufacturing courses. Their project trains Hispanic and women students to be at the forefront of energy technologies.

C/U partners California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Pasadena City College together are using a Title V grant to increase the degree completion rate for Hispanic students and to smooth the transfer process for all students.

So why celebrate #HSIweek? Because these institutions are working to improve access to education for all students and are advancing equity for traditionally underserved students. Here are four easy ways you can get involved:

  1. Learn more about Hispanic-serving institutions and how they fit into U.S. higher education. Check out Excelencia in Education, the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions.
  2. Search through our list of current AAUW college/university partner members to see if a partner institution near you is an HSI.
  3. Engage in the conversation using the #HSIweek Twitter hashtag. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is encouraging HSIs to tweet about campus achievements, notable alumni, and the best new programs.
  4. Pass this information on to someone else!

 This post was written by AAUW College/University Relationships Manager Christine Hernandez.

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