The Laguna Beach Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-LB), a 501(c)4 organization founded in 1967, is a dynamic growing organization with many exciting programs, interest groups and opportunities to get involved in the community. Our diverse membership includes residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities, spanning a wide range of ages, professions, and backgrounds.
You may vote between May 1, 2016 and May 15, 2016.
The May Waves is available. Click the link in the Main Menu, or, here
Hoffy Tours & AAUW Present on May 21 a Day of travels in Claremont.
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Your AAUW-Laguna Beach site now has a page devoted to photos from the many various events.
TECH TREK UPDATE
The Laguna Beach Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) is proud to announce that we will be sending camper #100 to Tech Trek this summer!
Tech Trek is the AAUW’s experiential summer camp program, designed for rising eighth grade girls with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The first Tech Trek camp was held the summer of 1998 at Stanford University. Currently, there are Tech Trek camps held on over 20 college and university campuses nationwide—including 10 camps on 8 different California campuses.
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House Passes Bill to Allow Inurnment of Women Pilots at Arlington National Cemetery
This week the House passed a bill (385-0) to restore inurnment rights of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) at the Arlington National Cemetery. AAUW’s CEO and veteran, Linda Hallman, called upon Congress to take action in a letter to the editor published in the Washington Post over the weekend. AAUW Action Network supporters helped to advance the issue by sending messages to their members of Congress urging them to pass the bill. It now heads to the Senate for passage.
Women’s History Month
Spotlight on Courageous Women
Though the contributions of women should rightfully be integrated throughout the year, the month of March has been designated as Women’s History Month. Schools, museums, newscasts and articles across the nation will highlight famous women and their place in the past. Here, we examine the worthy contributions of some less known yet just as stellar women in American “herstory.”
Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) was an obstetrical anesthesiologist who originally completed a residency in surgery. After being discouraged from practicing in that field, she turned to anesthesiology. Considered a leader in this field and that of teratology, Virginia is best known for her creation of the “Apgar score,” which is a way to quickly assess a newborn’s health immediately after birth. She ended her career after a long stint working for the March of Dimes Foundation.
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) graduated with degrees in math and physics from Vasser College and joined the Navy during World War 2. She was assigned to program the Mark 1 computer and lead the team that created the first computer language compiler. This eventually led to the popular COBOL language. Grace rose to the rank of Rear Admiral before retirement.