The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host a reception for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Monday June 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the President’s Reception Room. Co-authors Catherine Hill and Andresse St. Rose will discuss their latest AAUW report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The evening will also provide an opportunity for local members of AAUW to connect with members of the National AAUW executive branch. This reception is open to all members AAUW, and the Mount community, alumnae/i and friends.
The evening will begin with a meet and greet session and light refreshments followed by a welcoming from Linda D. Hallman, Executive Director of AAUW. Hallman’s experience includes serving with the National Alliance for Health Information Technology in Washington D.C. Following this welcoming co-authors Catherine Hill and Andresse St. Rose will give a presentation on their latest report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, followed by a Q and A session. This comprehensive report questions the controversial issue of continued underrepresentation of women in these fields.
This past March the AAUW New York City, Westchester and Manhattan Branches along with the College sponsored the “Explore Your Opportunities” conference. The “Explore Your Opportunities” helps 7th grade girls further explore the fields of math and science while learning about career opportunities for women in these fields.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation's leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institutional partners.