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October 1, 2010

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October 1, 2010

I am a former international postdoctoral fellow of AAUW. This year, I got a position as an assistant professor in a university in Argentina. I would like to thanks the foundation for supporting me in my career, your support has been appreciated and used in the right way. Also, I would like to thank also the existence of this organization because it engenders strength and independence in young women; it helps them embrace their dreams. Specially the fact that an international fellowship exist, giving the possibility to women coming from developing countries like mine to have also the opportunity. As soon as I arrived to US I have been looking for postdoctoral fellowship to apply and I have to say that AAUW is the only foundation where I was eligible, most of foundation have some nationality requirement that makes almost impossible for international scientist to apply for support. I am absolutely grateful to AAUW and I wish this organization to be recognized as one of the top nonprofit organizations striving to provide education initiatives and programs. Natalia de Miguel

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This fellowship has helped me to achieve my long term goals. These include the possibility to return to my home country and to develop as a scientist.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

I am a Career Development Grantee for 2010-2011. I cannot adequately express here how grateful I am for this support in creating gender and cultural equity in children's media. Advancing careers can be costly, time consuming and daunting and this grant has been able to focus my energy and getting the most out of my professional education so that I can make a difference in the lives of others.

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that I am now able to better make a difference through advancing my education.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so kind!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it could level the playing field for women and men overall, starting with education.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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September 30, 2010

A year and a half ago I decided to leave the business I founded back in 1999. I began a small consulting business, still within my area of expertise, when I soon realized that my passion for that worked had truly waned. I needed to learn some new skills, but was not earning enough money to afford to go back to school. I began an internet research prject to find grant programs for which I might qualify. I found the AAUW site and its Career Developmetn Program. It was a perfect fit for a woman seeking to change careers in her 40's. The application process was very straighforward. The online application was easy to complete and the award letter came in time for me to register for Fall classes and begin my graduate education in Counseling. I am very impressed with the individuals I have worked with at AAUW and will be forever grateful for the opportunity they have provided me to begin a new career.

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Receiving a Career Development Grant

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One time

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2010

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September 30, 2010

On state tests, only one third of our state’s minority students are meeting standards in math and science. Our most recent state assessment test, the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), shows serious deficits in student achievement, particularly for minority students. We created an all girls FIRST LEGO League team. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a robotic competition developed for middle school age students. Our goals are to inspire female students to take an interest in science and technology and begin considering these fields as a career. AAUW Funded our organization Clevergirlz to learn to compete building robots and solving a problem. As a result we gained national recognition, and placed in our state competition. This girls have become interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In addition, the girl members are peerducators in this year's program. We thank AAUW for making a ddfference.

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I have been able to outreach to more girls thanks to AAUW.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their willingness to help other women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 30, 2010

I appreciate this organisation ever since I was awarded a scholarship. I was in the US as an alien, moved to support my husband who was in school there and had a scholarship. I later enrolled into graduate school but had no funding. so I applied to this organisation and at that time, there was no hope of continuing, as the money that had supported me had dried out and the proffessor who was supporting my husband had transfered, and the department did have any sort of assistantship. It seemed that my dream was coming to an end, not only a dream but a career because in the University where I wanted to join accepts only PHD gradutes. So this time when I applied and prayed, I was pleasantly supprised to recieve this money as it covered a big cunk of my tuition. I implore this organisation and pray that it will stand in the gap to help the girls with dreams realize them particularly marginalized ones in the different societies.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been part of those supported to achieve higher education

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

I just completed a documentary project title Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII. This film shares the little known story of female mathematicians who did secret ballistics research for the US Army during WWII, a handful of whom went on to serve as the programmers of ENIAC, the first electronic computer. The AAUW grant allows me to travel with the documentary this fall, visiting museums, schools and art cinemas. I administer a survey that identifies girls or college-aged women interested in being mentored with professional women interested in mentoring. Then in the spring I'll use this information to create a teaching guide for the documentary that will include 'best practices' for community mentoring of girls in the areas of math, science, engineering and computer technology. The hope is that this will result in more girls pursuing careers in these fields.

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The grant that AAUW has given will personally help me get my documentary to a national audience while also helping to create a mentoring program. I could not have done the tour without AAUW support.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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September 29, 2010

In 2009, I was the recipient of an American Fellowship from AAUW. That fellowship allowed me to complete revisions to my manuscript which are required as a condition of my employment as a university professor. AAUW supports women in academia at all career states, from graduate study through the professoriate, and women working outside the academy in their local communities. Support from AAUW provided me, in turn, time to work with students and support them in their studies. AAUW is widely recognized within the academy for its commitment to excellence and service. I am proud to be associated with them.

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my career. My affiliation with AAUW has helped me advance my career and made me more aware of the concerns women and girls in education face. As a result, I am a better teacher.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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September 29, 2010

AAUW is an amazing organization that helps women when otheres won't. AAUW is willing to believe and bet on women redefining themselves, after stepping off other career paths or taking time to parent young children. I found very few other organizations that would be that supportive of the goals of a person at my stage in the game. For example, the Soros foundation only helps new Americans under 30 years old. I really believe in this organization and hope you will support it.

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AAUW provided me with a career development grant. I am a mother getting back into the work force and changing careers. Without AAUW it would have been difficult for me to fund my Master's Degree in Psychology. Because of them I will be able to do resea

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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September 29, 2010

AAUW is wonderful--it has helped me pay for my first year of medical education, which I would otherwise have had to taken lots of loans for. It's wonderful to be recognized and rewarded for my accomplishments in a way that really helps me advance my career and lets me focus on what's really important: studying, rather than worrying about how to pay for my education. AAUW selflessly wants to help women succeed in the professional world--they've given me money without asking anything in return.

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The fellowship programs. As a recipient, I know how happy and grateful I am for receiving an AAUW fellowship, and I realize everyday how much it has helped me advance my education and realize my dream of becoming a doctor.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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September 29, 2010

Our school has received a grant from AAUW for encouraging, supporting, and nurturing high school girls that plan to enter a STEM career. We have just begun our activities and the participants selected are so excited about the project. We began at our first workshop with a pre ACT math test. Some of the girls were lamenting their scores. I told them that is one purpose of the grant, to help them work on these skills - you should see the smiles and relief on their faces.

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Several years ago I participated in an event sponsored by AAUW, for middle school age girls. I was a presenter and the excitement of bringing young girls together that had interest in math and science was very motivating, exciting and encouraging.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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