Welcome to the Huntsville, AL Branch of AAUW!

NEXT MEETING

May 5, 2015 Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
301 Drake Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

Officer Elections at Meeting!!!

Topic: Renewable Energy

Dr. Showcat ChowhuryRenewable energy is obtained from resources that are naturally replenished continuously, infinite sources. Dr. Showkat Chowdhury, Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Alabama A&M University will be talking about Renewable Energy, conventional energy and environmental effects. The fundamental types of renewable energy are: solar energy, wind energy, biomass and biofuel, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy. Renewable energy, also known as clean energy, has many advantages over conventional energy – fossil fuel like petroleum (oil), coal and natural gas. Fossil fuels are produced from decaying plants and animals over a long period of time compared to human life. The limited sources of fossil fuels are being exhausted, which is causing the fuel price to increase rapidly and forcing companies to adapt more hazardous extraction processes. Fossil fuels produce toxic chemicals and greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, and consequently damaging our environment. In addition, disasters due to oil spill and oil rig explosion, consequences of hydraulic fracturing have long term effect on our environment. Consumption of fossil fuels can be replaced with renewable energy, especially in the areas of electricity generation, residential and industrial heating, automotive fuel, and rural off-grid energy supply. As a result, worldwide investment for technology enhancement and production of renewable energy is increasing rapidly.

For more information on our speaker, the dinner, and reservations, please visit our Calendar Page.


AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.

For more than 128 years, AAUW Members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Join us and support an organization with a long track record of crucial issues affecting women:

    • Education
    • Civil Rights
    • Family and Medical Leave
    • Sex Discrimination … and others

Help our 100,000 members work for change:

    • Promote gender-fair classroom practices and national legislators on AAUW priority issues
    • Mentor girls and women
    • Raise money to fund women scholars
    • Raise money to fund ground-breaking research
    • Participate in a community action program or start your own project

While we’re known for getting things done, we also take time to enjoy each other’s company. As an AAUW member, you will belong to a strong network of talented people, one that can stimulate a lifetime of personal and professional growth.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

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AAUW was founded in 1881, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntsville Branch was chartered in April 1949. AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university on the list of qualified institutions. Undergraduates are welcome to become AAUW student affiliates.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in the group on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class. Membership is not by invitation.