Welcome to the Huntsville, AL Branch of AAUW!

Next Meeting 

Our program theme for this year is Women in STEM. On October 3rd, branch member Dr. Tyesha Farmer, assistant professor of genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) will recount the monumental journey of the Human Genome Project, an international crusade to chart the entire human genome, and delve into the latest endeavors to craft a more inclusive pangenome reference that captures the rich diversity of the human population.

The presentation will illuminate the profound implications of this comprehensive resource in deepening our understanding of genome variation, human health, and disease states. Finally, Dr. Farmer will share snippets of her own journey in genomics, underscoring the necessity of embracing equity in the field through the study of diverse genomes by individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Please visit our Calendar Page for details about Dr. Farmer, our meeting location, and reservations.

Thank You AAUW Huntsville Branch Tech Trek 2023 Volunteers!

Tech Trek is a residential, STEM program for rising 8th grade girls offered by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Huntsville branch and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Checkout what we’re doing, saying, and meeting about these days on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/aauwhuntsville/

Ongoing Events

Join the ¡Adelante! Book Club as they discuss the September book, All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nichole Chung. Date: September 25, 2023 (4th Monday); Time: 5:30 pm; Location: I Love Korea at 404 Jordan Lane in Huntsville. Please let Karen Rudiger, Patricia Smith, and June Wilson if you are interested in joining us! Go to our Activities Page for contact info and to read more about the selections.

What AAUW does for women and girls is captured in this cool YouTube video, titled, “Ifs and Onlys and Little Girls’ Dreams!”

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.


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.