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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

AAUW specific information included


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)


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.