The AAUW Ithaca Branch provides a community for women to share common interests, develop friendships, and act on vital social issues. Our programs explore issues affecting women and girls and education. Meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome.
Each year we plan one or
more community action projects. We lobby legislators and work with other community
The American Association of University Women has a long history of bringing women together for a common cause. When you join the Ithaca Branch of AAUW, you also become a member of New York State AAUW, and the national association.
- improve the schools
- broaden the career horizons of young women
- sponsor voter education forums
- provide more opportunities for women
The Ithaca and Cortland branches of AAUW will host a daylong program designed to show middle school girls firsthand how studying STEM and pursuing STEM activities can lead to exciting careers on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).
Girls in grades six through nine and the adults who accompany them will be welcomed to TC3 for a full day of activities and hands-on workshops. A $5 registration fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a savvy girl t-shirt and bag for each girl. Check-in will begin at 8:30 am; the program will conclude by 4:30 pm.
Workshops for the girls include:
Cycle for Science on the Sol Cycle;
Code Cracking a Cell's Supercode - All About DNA;
Programming Lego Mindstorm Robots;
What’s Statistics Got to Do with M&M’s?
Girls will also have a choice of such “savvy skills” workshops as How to Stay Smart and Safe on Social Media and Build a Savvy Future with Critical Thinking Skills. Adult sessions will focus on preparing and encouraging girls on their path to a STEM career.
The program will conclude with a keynote address for both the girls and adults by Kathryn J. Boor, Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
For details about the program and registration, please visit:
Tech Savvy Home Page.
Scholarships are available. For information about fee waivers, please contact Sarah Johnson at SLJithaca@aol.com.
This program has been generously supported by many local businesses and organizations, with major funding being provided by AAUW National and AAUW-NYS; major cosponsors include TC3, WSKGScience, and SciGirls.
Links to AAUW web sites
Link to Project Vote Smart to contact elected officials, check voting records, and for accurate, unbiased candidate information.
Send email to Muriel Everhart, President.
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