The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day—educational, social, economic, and political.
Branch members belong to a local, state, and national network of college-educated women. The Fairfax City Branch is one of twelve in the Northern Virginia District. Join us! You’ll enjoy our members, who have varied career and avocational interests, including education, science, technology, business, government, law, and fine arts.
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AAUW members from the Fairfax City, McLean Area, and Reston-Herndon branches welcomed about 300 middle school girls in the Ernst Community Center at the Annandale campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. The program began with Erica Grow, a meteorologist on the WUSA 9 weather team. Following her rousing keynote address, the girls marched to the Classroom Building where they attended three workshops led by professional women engineers, scientists and technologists. Back in the Ernst Center theater, parents attended three workshops led by women professionals, Fairfax County Public School counselors, and an expert in financing college.
At the end of morning, the girls received wristbands before reuniting with their parents. Volunteers and workshop presenters gathered in the light-filled Presidential Dining Room for a box lunch. (Article by Suzanne Mahoney)
More about STEMtastics:
- STEMtastics Photo Gallery
- WUSA9 Meteorologist Erica Grow, STEMtastics Keynote Speaker
- Connection Newspapers
- InsideNova, Northern Virginia Media Services
STEMtastics 2015 will be held on March 21, 2015, at NOVA-CC Annandale campus.