Spring Education Award Available
Deadline: April 15, 2020
AAUW Gaylord Area Branch will grant one $1000 education award to a graduating senior girl from an Otsego County high school. The grant will be awarded to a 2019-2020 graduate or a home-schooled senior girl with the required documentation.
The applications are available in the high school counseling offices and can be downloaded from the AAUW Gaylord Area Branch website here.
Tech Savvy Cancelled
Due to Coronavirus concerns and the need to keep everyone safe, we must cancel this year’s Tech Savvy event scheduled for April 18, 2020. Go to the Tech Savvy page for more information including a list of online STEM resources for girls.
Tree Planting Honors Mary Fox as Chair of Successful Tech Savvy Program
Members of the AAUW Gaylord Area Branch Tech Savvy Committee honor Mary Fox for her efforts as chair of the successful Tech Savvy Program. Planting an Ivory Silk Lilac in Fox’s honor on the University Center grounds are (from left to right) Margo Noss, AAUW President Pat Morse, Mary Tomaski, Mary Fox, Brenda Brummel and Lisa Marie Tobin. The plaque reads “Ivory Silk Lilac, Planted to celebrate Tech Savvy and its founding chair Mary Fox.” In its seventh year, Tech Savvy is a one-day STEM workshop for 6th – 9th grade girls in Northeast Michigan.
From the Gaylord Herald Times: Tech Savvy 2018
Photo Courtesy of Gaylord Herald Times
GAYLORD — Girls from around the state made a beeline for the annual Tech Savvy STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event for teen girls in Gaylord Saturday.
Carrie Miller, a math teacher from Tahquamenon Area Schools in the Upper Peninsula, said the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Gaylord area branch’s Tech Savvy event gives girls unique opportunities to develop connections with women.
She stressed the importance of the fifth-annual event’s full day of workshops for young girls and said Luce County, where her school is located, has very few examples of women with college degrees.
“What I have seen is some students who may have never considered going to college come here and hear that there’s opportunities for them that they didn’t know,” Miller said. “There’s just not opportunities for them to see professional women in our county … They don’t have a lot of positive female role models.” Continue Reading
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Please Join Us!
If you want to see what we do you can stop by our lunch meetings to check us out. We meet at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the Otsego County Library (700 S. Otsego Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735), and feel free to bring a sack lunch. We do not meet in June, July or December. If you can’t make it to our lunch meetings, you can still be involved in our mission through our various activities (see the “About Us” page).
In case of inclement weather: If Law Enforcement calls a State of Emergency, we will not meet.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide organization that advances equity and education for women and girls. The Gaylord Area Branch empowers through education awards, educational programs, and honoring the achievements of local women. For more information email email@example.com.
AAUW Gaylord Area Branch: Advancing equity and education for women and girls since 5/9/1976.