CT AAUW January E-News
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Leadership Training Plus Fun

Do you know of a few female students who have leadership potential? Or are leaders but could use exposure to new leadership strategies or inspirational figures?  AAUW has a program that will assist in developing leadership potential or skills.  It is the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) 2015. Students who have attended often want to return to accelerate their growth toward becoming successful leaders in or out of college.  At the last Fall AAUW CT CU Conference a student panel of last year's attendees spoke with enthusiasm and conviction about all the wonderful sessions, speakers, and experiences they benefited from at NCCWSL 2014.

In 2015 the conference will again be hosted by University of Maryland, College Park, and is scheduled from May 28-30. Early bird registration begins on January 26 and ends April 1 after which the price goes up. The conference cost (including housing and most meals) is $425 for early registration and $475 later. Groups of four or more receive a 15% discount. Matching grants of $250 per person is another incentive for each region to recruit a student and award her a scholarship.  

Additional information is available at or the website.

Plus, there is a NCCWSL scholarship available to the college/university with the highest number of e-student affiliates registered by January 26. Becoming an e-student affiliate is simple and done online through the site.  Even if you do not have a group able to attend, you may be able to send one student if your institution has the most e-student affiliates by the deadline.  So get the word out!  

Any questions? Want to volunteer for the NCCWSL Committee? Please contact Lin Rising who has the NCCWSL experience and answers.  She can be reached at:


Tech Savvy 2015 is On!

The CT Tech Savvy Workshop will be held at Trinity College on May 2, 2015.  This exciting day is devoted to highlighting the STEM fields and collegiate opportunities to girls and their parents.  

For details on last year's event as well as more overall information about the purpose and history go to This is a grant funded event so volunteers and contributions are most welcome.  The wish-list includes: Astronomy kit, gift cards, museum passes, science books and experiment kits, iPad Minis, scientific calculators, math activity kit, Minecraft Tech Game, college logo stuff kits, nametag stock and pens.  

Can't work the day but want to help somehow?  Volunteers for the following sessions would be great also: Eat with an engineer/economist/mathematician; snack with a scientist; fun with a financial advisor.  Of course, cash donations are always appreciated.  Please contact Alice Reitz to contribute materials or time. She can be reached at 203-245-9208 or
Student Advisory Council News
Yhara Zelinka reports that there are some highly motivated students on the SAC.  A Facebook Advisory group was created.  One possible outcome is using FB to tie users to regional meetings so that students can network with professional women.
Call For Items
This newsletter can be an effective way to stay aware of what the AAUW is doing in CT.  It can give reminders or calls to action, but the information needs to flow from the CU Reps, regionals, or focused committees. Please contact Patricia Owen,, with your updates or information so that it may be included in the next edition of the E-News for AAUW CT.  Many thanks!

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AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

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