Welcome to the AAUW Salem (OR) Branch

November Branch Meeting – Panel Discussion – Women in STEM

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 social hour (snacks will be served), and Panel Discussion at 6:30

Western Oregon University – Ackerman 139 (see link to map below)


Panel members include:

Kristen Latham received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Oregon State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University. Joining the faculty of Western Oregon University in 2008, she is currently an Associate Professor and teaches Biology and Genetics.

Melinda Shimizu received her Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University and she joined the Western Oregon University faculty in 2014. She teaches Geography, Earth Science, Cartography and Geographic Information Science.

Ann Kreager is a habitat restoration biologist.  As the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Project Biologist, she works out of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Adair office outside of Corvallis.  She manages and coordinates the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program projects, evaluates new project proposals and oversees the crews working on the wildlife/habitat projects.













About AAUW Salem (OR) Branch

Oregon State Capitol in Spring

Oregon State Capitol in Spring by Holly Hayes on Flickr.
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Salem Branch has been recognized for leadership, member outreach, public policy, using technology, local projects, and contributions to the AAUW Funds that are awarded as scholarships, fellowships, and for projects that engage girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Founded in 1881, AAUW advances equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

The AAUW Fund, one of the largest source of funds for graduate students in the U.S. and abroad, awarded over $3.7 million in 2014-15.

The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. OSU softball coach, Vicki Dugan, was a plaintiff supported by Oregon AAUW in 1994. Lillly Ledbetter, whose name is attached to pay equity reform in Congress, was supported by LAF in her lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.