History

AAUW is the modernized name for the organization officially known as American Association of University Women. The Southwest Dallas County branch of AAUW was started in fall 1971.

To mark our 40th anniversary in 2011, we had a luncheon to honor past presidents and collected photos of those women.  Photos of officers and active members, past and present, will be added to this HISTORY category.

For detailed reports of recent activities, see the NEWSLETTERS page.  For newsletters from several years past, see the archive on www.AAUW-swdc.org.

The branch organized an annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)  program for middle school girls from fall 1991 through spring 2016.  The event was hosted by Cedar Valley College. Girls attended hands-on workshops with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) themes that were presented by women and men with careers in STEM areas. Typically there were 12 or more workshop topics for event enrollments of 75 to 150 girls. The branch is now focusing on the smaller program of STEM Adventures at the Museum of International Cultures.