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Branch members belong to a local, state, and national network of college-educated women. The Fairfax City Branch is one of eleven 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.
What’s New !
Dr. Denise Akob
A Scientist’s Journey from Childhood Curiosity to
Scientific Career in Environmental Biology
Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
Kings Park Library
9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke
We have scheduled a speaker meeting on Thursday, April 19 on the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in our world today. STEM pervades all aspects of our lives; science and math are involved in every occupation and life activity and allow students of all ages to investigate real-life problems of design and response to global
environmental issues. The United States relies heavily on its science research and technological inventiveness to maintain its dominance in the international geopolitical arena.
Our speaker, Dr. Denise Akob, a research microbiologist at the United States Geological Survey, will present her program, “A Scientist’s Journey from Childhood Curiosity to Scientific Career in
Environmental Biology.” You are invited to come and learn about Dr. Akob’s early science interests that led to her work as a federal research scientist with an interest in using beneficial microorganisms for water quality improvement.
States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017
Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2015 and 2016 dozens of legislatures proposed and enacted bills and laws addressing pay inequality. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it.
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