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About dsims

Retired; former elementary school principal for 21 years. Love to go walking and birding. I also love reading non fiction history.

AAUW Beach Cities Top Three Goals

The Beach Cities Branch voted for their top three goals from a list of 18 goals.  They are listed below.  In addition, we will add articles to this “menu item” that are in line with these three goals.

  1.  Pay equity, fairness in compensation, and economic justice
  2. Increased support for programs that break through barriers for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields
  3. Programs that provide women with education, training, and support for success in the work force.

100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia: AAUW

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »

Source: 100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia: AAUW

TTAG’s Big Success–“Women in STEM” 2016


Huge Success TTAG “Women in STEM” 2017!

The Women in STEM Forum held on Sat., 2/25/17, at the Redondo Beach Library was a wonderful success! The four varied career women presenters were each enthusiastic and enlightening, prompting many questions from the audience. Approximately 30 adults and 40 students attended.  TTAG member and 8th grader, Khushi K., was the chairperson of the event.  TTAG liaisons who were paired with each of the presenters to initiate and maintain contact in obtaining bios and digital presentations were: Khushi K., Jazmine G., Sabrina A. and Logan H.

Presenters were: Dilrukshie Cooray, M.D. of Rheumatology at Torrance Memorial Medical Center; Denise Cheyette, DPT, Physical Therapist and owner of the Wellness Bank in Manhattan Beach who also talked about learning how to run a business that gives back to communities; Lauren Tojo, a Test Equipment Project Engineer at Moog Inc. in Torrance; and Ximena Mutis, a UI/UX graphic designer for
Symantec Corp., specializing in branding and infographic (icon) design. Her slide show of her personal albums that she created in elementary through high school really spoke to the girls who could see a connection between art and science.

Additional TTAG girls present (who are holding the AAUW sign in the picture) were: Sabrina, Drunara, Logan, Katelyn, Alexis and Khushi.

Women in STEM is an annual event. The next public TTAG event, College Prep 101, will be held in October 7, 2017.  Mark your calendars!

Tech Trek 2016 Success!

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