NEXT BRANCH PROGRAM: Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Digital Divas at Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. 11:30 AM luncheon, 12:30 speaker.
Bia Hamed, Program Manager at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), will tell us about the EMU Digital Divas Program which encourages girl’s interest in “STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” studies and careers. EMU will host local middle school girls on their campus this fall and local high school women in spring for a Digital Divas Day. We are raising funds to add AAUW-AA support!
2nd Annual Mah-Jongg Tournament – October 27
Following the success of the first mah-jongg tournament last year, the Green Dragons and Red Dragons Mah-Jongg interest groups will be sponsoring the second annual tournament on October 27, from 1 to 5 pm at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue.
This year money raised at the tournament will support the Digital Diva events held in November and April at Eastern Michigan University. These are one-day events designed to encourage middle and high school girls to explore STEM careers.
You can register as an observer or a player for $12 before September 30 or $15 thereafter. Donations of money, door prizes, or cookies are welcome. Contact Amy Seetoo for more information.
Did You Know …
Since 1888 AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries! Read the whole story and meet some current scholars.
STEMbox – Great Gift Idea
StemBox is a monthly subscription service that sends young girls aged 7-13 a fun and educational science experiment each month. Order a STEMbox for a special young girl in your life! Your webmaster’s seven year old granddaughter is getting STEMboxes and she enjoys them tremendously – as does her helper, her five year old brother.
Make a Difference!
Learn New Things! Meet New Friends! Have Fun!
Just over 110 years ago a small group of women graduates in Ann Arbor gathered together to form the Ann Arbor Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumni – the forerunner of AAUW. Today we are a vibrant, active group of some 300 intellectually curious women, devoted to improving the lives of women and girls through education. Along the way we manage to improve our own lives – and have a lot of fun. We welcome new members.
The AAUW Ann Arbor Branch Offers
- A group of educated women with diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Informative and stimulating monthly programs
- More than 35 small interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities
- A used book sale that raises money for national fellowships, local scholarships, and awards to graduating high school seniors
- Community outreach activities like Brains Rule! and Let’s Read Math
- Membership in national and state AAUW organizations