Investing in STEM Education

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW invests in women studying everything from aerospace engineering to astrophysics. Our fellowships increase participation where women traditionally have been underrepresented.

AAUW’s funding has a ripple effect. We prioritize women with an active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Watch the video Playbook on Best Practices for Gender Equity in Tech and download the publication from the sidebar of the video.

Download the Why So Few Report This groundbreaking report not only emphasized why girls withdrew from the sciences; it also demonstrated that students rose to “expectations.”

A Voice for STEM on Capitol Hill and in
Your Statehouse

With a national policy strategy, a strong grassroots, and motivated volunteer activists, AAUW works at all levels of government to advocate for policies that increase access to STEM education for women and girls. In the past year alone, AAUW advocates sent tens of thousands of messages to members of Congress from all 50 states.

Our key policy recommendations for STEM include

  • Increasing funding for STEM education
  • Promoting computer science in K–12 public education
  • Creating a STEM education and career readiness fund for our future STEM workforce


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