January 2019 Meeting

Yes, We Do STEM

Saturday January 5, 2019

Do little girls grow up and do science? Yes they do!
On Saturday, January 5th, Marie Carroll of the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena will be at our
AAUW meeting to tell us all about women and science. Marie is a Configuration Manager who calls herself “the ultimate party planner”. She coordinates all of the STEM engineering areas to make sure that JPL’s “space-y” things get off the ground, and that they are working correctly, within budget, and on-time.
Marie is a local girl who went to St. Joseph’s High School (Go Jesters!) and then on to Whittier College for her undergraduate degree. She continued her education locally, obtaining her masters degree at CSU Fullerton. She will let us know how she ended up with this interesting “arrangements” position.
The American Association of University Women supports promoting and strengthening
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, especially for girls and underrepresented
Did you know that the AAUW Fund offers a Research Publication Grant in Engineering,
Medicine, and Science? Funding awards of $10,000–$35,000 are given to successful applicants
who are conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee is required to publish their research in a scholarly publication and be listed as a primary author.
Come join us for the program and be prepared! Pat Ferrer will be conducting our annual
“ask” to help raise fund for Tech Trek campers for the upcoming year. And if that isn’t inspiration enough, Tobi Balma will explain how “you too” could participate at Tech Trek Camp this summer, either as a Dorm Mom or Instructor. More information at https://

At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists.



Please RSVP by December 27th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Event details below:


Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
10:00 a.m Program
11:00 a.m. Business Meeting
11:45 a.m. Buffet Lunch

Location: Best Western Golden Sails Inn
6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803

Buffet Lunch—Chicken or Vegetable
Wellington, Rice, Caesar Salad, Dessert
Price: $28 per person

Remember to bring your Drawing Donation!!
And be prepared to buy your tickets for those gifts—in support of Scholarships!

Questions about the location? Contact Charlotte Joseph at importantjoseph@aol.com

RSVP: You may make a payment for the January meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage January 2018 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Ellen Mathis at epmathis@verizon.net of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees.