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Branch support for DiamondHacks

The Tar Heel branch is pleased to be able to support the DiamondHacks project at NC State University. This is in the spirit of our 2014 support of PearlHacks at UNC Chapel Hill.

What are these events? Like other “hackathons” they concentrate on bringing teams together for an intensive weekend event with team building and problem solving. These, though, are different in that they are restricted to women students — making them more welcoming and engaging and eliminating the implicit bias that can make it difficult for women to claim their place a the technical table.

Solving the Equation

We are very excited that this event is happening just as AAUW releases its most recent report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing that focuses specifically on the STEM fields with the fewest women and most jobs.  Learn more:

More about AAUW

Diamond HacksWe provided a grant to the project and an envelope of AAUW-related information for each participant. If you want to share the information with others who didn’t attend the event, here are the key links

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Give us a holler if you’d like more info on any of our programs or want to find out how AAUW can help support your next project.


North Carolina

Tar Heel Branch (statewide virtual branch serving all of NC)


College/University report

Since 2011 Chesney Reich has served as the AAUW representative for AAUW College/University partner Western Carolina University. In 2014 she joined the Tar Heel Branch board as its contact for college/university relations last year.

Here is her report on the status of AAUW issues on campus.


Branch supports PearlHacks, an all-female hackathon

We’re pleased to announce that the branch is a supporter of PearlHacks, and event at UNC Chapel Hill, starting this afternoon and running overnight into tomorrow, bringing together college and high school women and mentors from area companies for a “hackathon” — challenging them all to build something new and revolutionary.

We provided copies of the summary of the AAUW report “Why So Few: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”, student affiliate brochures, and general info on AAUW and its STEM efforts. We also provided some AAUW swag for prizes, and some funds to help defray the participants travel expenses.

Watch PearlHacks.com for info about the event, and congratulations to the undergraduate women who planned and executed this first of its kind event on the campus. Also check out their Resources page for key documents related to women and stem.

Welcome to Western Carolina University

With the support of Laura Wright, AAUW college/university representative for Western Carolina University, the branch is doing a virtual recruiting event on the campus.  It will run from October 3 to October 15.

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Welcome and thanks to Elon!

Elon University is one of the newest AAUW College/University Partners in North Carolina, and they are helping to carry AAUW’s message to their faculty, staff and students.

Branch members Doris Dunlap, Eileen Miller, Becky Mock and Doris Bernlohr joined fellow branch members/Elon faculty members Kathy Gallucci and Nancy Harris at a “College Coffee” at Elon on March 15.

See this writeup in the Elon e-news for more about this successful event. We look forward to additional collaborations with Elon and hope the college finds their partnership with AAUW valuable to all in their community.

Thanks to branch member Eileen Miller for these pictures of the students, faculty, staff and branch members at the event:

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