Past Programs


Global Warming (Climate Change)
Very High Priority for International Community

 12/12/15 LE BOURGET, France — “With the sudden bang of a gavel Saturday night, representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change” (NYT 12/12/15). United Nations diplomats have been working toward this accord for nine years, it requires action in some form from every country, rich or poor.

United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, “This is truly a historic moment. For the first time, we have a truly universal agreement on climate change, one of the most crucial problems on earth.”

If 195 nations agree there is a critical problem with climate change, what will be the reaction of the US under the new president? What are the scientific findings on climate change, what do respected scientists and scientific societies say? Why is there so much controversy in the US when there is virtually no disagreement among the scientific community?

Global Warming – What does the Science Say?
Not the Politics, the Science!
Join us at Palmer Library Saturday, Feb 4, 1:30pm
Free and open to the public

On Saturday February 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Palmer Library, Patricia Bradt, Ph.D (Associate Professor Emerita, Environmental Science, Muhlenberg College) will discuss the science of climate change:



Women in STEM: A Look through the Gender Studies Lens
April 19, Palmer Library, 7:00 pm

Attend our annual business meeting and vote for your next branch president or co-president.

Professor Mary Armstrong (Women’s & Gender Studies and English, Lafayette College) will offer a presentation on how concepts from the field of Women’s & Gender Studies can help address the persistent underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  Her talk will specifically examine concepts that help us better understand the obstacles to equal representation of women in STEM such as implicit bias, stereotype threat, the imposter syndrome, and self-imposed standards.

This session is offered as a basic “primer” in how gender studies research can help break up the “women and STEM” deadlock and offer new perspectives that help create change. Professor Armstrong will draw on her National Science Foundation funded research, her ongoing work on institutional change efforts for women in STEM, and more than 15 years of directing Women’s & Gender Studies programs. 


Join the Easton Branch at our Third Annual Authors’ Luncheon. It’s our most important fundraiser of the year. Invite your family and friends to this special event. AAUW AuthorsLuncheon 2016 (2)AAUW AuthorsLuncheon 2016 (2)


What’s this about the February program in January. Read on to find out.

Here Come the Brides
Saturday, Feb 6, 1 pm
Sigal Museum, Northampton Street, Easton

We will meet at The Sigal Museum on Saturday, February 6 at 1pm to see an extraordinary exhibit of wedding attire. The exhibit covers more than a century of bridal gowns and suits and tuxedos for grooms. The earliest gown in the exhibit is a lovely 1840 satin and lace gown. Two of our members’ gowns are included in the exhibit – Marlou Belyea and Janet Rosenthal.

While white or ivory are now the traditional colors for wedding gowns, in the past it was customary for a bride to wear bright colors or even black. Not all brides wore gowns; during the 1940’s and 1950’s wedding suits were very popular.

If you have a membership with the Sigal Museum your entrance is free. Otherwise the admission is $7 which also includes other exhibits in the museum.  A short business meeting with refreshments will follow after our tour of the exhibit.

Traveling to Cuba with Howard McGinn
Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm at Palmer Library

Flights, ferries, and cruise packages between the U.S. and the formerly off-limits island nation are popping up left and right.

Have you thought about going to Cuba now that it has opened up for travel from the U.S.? Even if you have not, photography by Howard McGinn on his recent weeklong trip to eastern and central Cuba may entice you to make the trip or just enjoy the sights on the screen. The subjects of his photos include scenery, structures, people and activities.

Howard’s activities as a retired lawyer in the Easton community include active support in ACE (the Arts Community of Easton) and volunteering time at the Sigal Museum. He even gave several members of our branch a walking tour of the arts community in 2013.

Howard became interested in photography in his early teens using a Kodak box or bellows camera. Later his primary medium was 35mm transparencies/slides until 2006 when he switched to digital. He has exhibited at several locations, given photo workshops, and his photos have been published on the covers of Lehigh Valley Woman magazine, as well as several other venues.

Join us at the Palmer Library to enjoy Howard’s photography of Cuba.

May Dessert and Scholarship Awards
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
333 Spring Garden St., Easton


Join AAUW Easton Branch members for a delicious dessert featuring white cake with raspberry filling and lemon curd. Coffee and tea will also be served. Branch members and scholarship recipients are honored at this time. The cost is $10 per person, an RSVP form  is in the newsletter or send a check to Fran Kennedy by May 15.

Let’s Read Math Luncheon at Fran’s House

Easton Branch members turned out to help plan the Let’s Read Math summer programs.

Fran tells branch members how Let's Read Math works

Fran tells branch members how Let’s Read Math works



Second Annual Authors’ Luncheon A Success!

Interesting authors, great setting and cool conversations set the tone for the 2nd annual Authors’ Lunch hosted by the AAUW Easton Branch. Joining us were members from the Bethlehem, Allentown and other surrounding branches plus members of the community. Donated raffle items and special donations from the authors and several of our members helped us raise more money for our scholarship fund. Many thanks to everyone who helped. We are hoping that many of you will feel moved to help make our third annual Authors’ Luncheon next year even more of a success.

Fran and Nancy

Second Annual Authors’ Luncheon
April 25 from 11 to 3
Hampton Inn Easton

Attend the Second Annual Authors’ Luncheon and take a chance on winning a weekend away at beautiful Elk Mountain. Our member, Nancy Berry and her husband Dennis graciously donated a weekend at their lovely home.

“Located in a private community, Elk Meadow, a mile away from Elk Mountain Ski Resort, our home provides sleeping for 6, with a beautiful vista of the mountain from our living room on an acre of land. Enjoy a weekend of your choice, Summer, Winter or Fall, based on mutual consent.  In summer there are tennis courts, a private lake for fishing, swimming and boating as well as walking paths.  Nearby there are several  public reasonably priced golf courses.  Hiking trails nearby offered recreation  for any season.  In winter skiing is  just a mile away at Elk Mountain, as well as snowmobiling and snowshoeing.  Pick a fall weekend and enjoy the solitude and autumn beauty .  Elk Mountain is located 20 miles north of Scranton off Route 81, 2 hours or less from the Easton area.”


Inter Branch Forum on Hunger, Economic Sufficiency

Women in History at the Sigal Museum

GS_EASTERNpenn_servicemarkGirl Scouts and StemTuesday, April 21, 7 pm at the Palmer Library

According to the National Science Foundation, women (and specifically women of color) are woefully underrepresented across the board in all STEM fields, especially in the areas of engineering, computer science, and mathematical science (e.g., on average, only 13% of engineers are women).  Yet, STEM careers are where the growth, highest wage potential, and perhaps biggest impact in society will happen in the 21st century.  Based on studies from their research arm, Girl Scouts of the USA has recognized the societal  need to expand the pipeline of future female STEM professionals by enhancing their national curriculum to put a bigger emphasis on STEM while remaining relevant to girls’ lives. 

Another obvious indicator of the impact Girl Scouts has had on young women becoming interested in pursuing STEM as a career is the number of Gold Award projects based in that area.  The Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting, and only 5.4% of eligible members earn it.  Girls must complete two Journeys (current national GS curriculum) and plan & implement an individual “Take Action” project which takes a minimum of 80 hours to complete and that provides a sustainable, lasting benefit to the girl’s larger community.  Many of the girls in our region have done Gold Award projects having a STEM basis, including robotics, science education, and various applications of technology.

Presenting the April program about Girl Scouts & STEM (as well as the Gold Award) will be two staff members from the local Council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania: Erin Vermeulen, Program Manager, and Carla Hickey, Director of Community Partnerships. Ironically, Erin and Carla have 4 sons between them and no daughters.  But both women were members when they were girls and appreciate the opportunity to be a professional part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to building girls’ leadership skills. 



And what a tea party it was! Pictures tell the story.

It’s A Tea Party
images-1Saturday, February 7, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Home of Nancy Butow

All members of AAUW Easton Branch are invited to an afternoon tea party from 2:00 – 4:00 …………join Nancy Butow and Annette Stoody and enjoy a nice break in the day to relax and visit with friends.  Our guest of honor will be Marina Kudasova, who was awarded an AAUW International Fellowship 2014 to work on her PhD at Lehigh University.  Her field of study is Comparative and International Education.  Marina is also the president of the Lehigh University UNICEF Club and is the university’s youth representative to the United Nations.

A short business meeting will be held at 2:30.


Follow the State of the Union with AAUW — and Bingo!

Every year the president uses the State of the Union address to lay out an agenda to Congress and identify the administration’s priorities and proposals. And every year we tune in to hear what the president promises to do to move women’s issues forward. This year, the speech is set for January 20, and we ask you to help us follow along through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo.

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from President Barack Obama this year. Simply print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play.

 Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown AAUW Inter-Branch Forum on Hunger/Economic Insufficiency in the Lehigh Valley

Featuring the documentary “A Place at the Table”

 Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethlehem, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join us on March 28th,  along with members of the community to learn about the causes and impact of hunger in the Lehigh Valley and the steps we can take to address the issue.

A panel of speakers from the Hunger Coalition, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the academic community is planned. Additionally, you’ll get a first-hand experience of shopping for food on a limited budget.


In “Far From the Tree” author Andrew Solomon writes about the diversity of individuals, families, and groups who share profound difference—the differences of deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, severe disability, prodigiousness, and transgenderism. It is a book about endurance, love, imagination, struggles, and resilience, times of despair and times of awe-inspiring triumphs. It is a book that encourages much reflection about human identity.

Prompted by the study of this remarkable book, the AAUW Inter-branch Diversity Group invites members of the Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown branches and the public to attend this year’s diversity program. We will hear from a panel of four adults whose lives have been shaped by exceptional difference; the panel will be moderated by Dana Dunn, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean for Special Programs at Moravian College. Panelists will share their stories and perspectives on a variety of issues important in their – and our – lives. The panel presentations and discussions will conclude with time for Questions and Responses.

This is certain to be a program that will have a profound impact on the way we view our differences. It will educate, inform, and inspire all who attend.


2014–15 Supreme Court Preview Member Call
This year, the Supreme Court will consider a number of cases with the potential to significantly affect the rights of women and girls. Join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund staff on October 22 to stay informed on these cases and many more.

Bethlehem Food Co-Op – What is a co-op?
Tuesday, October 21 at 7 pm at Palmer Library
Speaker: Jon Soden, Treasurer Bethlehem Food Co-Op

Our speaker, Jo Soden, servers as treasurer on the board of the Bethlehem Food Co-Op. He will be talking with us about this start up which is hoping to open in the summer of 2015.

Here are a few facts from the website in answer to ‘What is a co- op?”
  • The co-op will appear much like a standard supermarket (although hopefully with a bit more atmosphere) and will operate year-round out of the same storefront.
  • Like a CSA (community supported agriculture), members will make a financial investment, but it will be a one-time equity payment (as opposed to yearly), and the return on that investment will come through perks in the store as well as cash patronage dividends on years the co-op makes a profit.
  • Like a farmers’ market, the co-op will offer a collection of the best products from local growers. Basically, we’ve taken the best from each of these sorts of businesses and merged them into something fantastic!”

Come learn about the co-op and the opportunity to buy all your groceries locally at a store that emphasizes local, sustainable, humane, and natural food. The Bethlehem Food CO-OP is in the process of growing its owner-membership base.


Annual Business Meeting
April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Palmer Library

Attend our annual business meeting and vote for your next branch president or co-presidents. Following the business meeting, we will hear from Kim Kmetz, Manager of the Easton Main Street Initiative.


Ms. Kmetz began her career as a sales and account rep for two major textile firms, Burlington Industries and West Point Pepperell in New York City.  After spending 11 years as a full time “mom” raising three children, she returned to the work force in 2002 as the Manager of Volunteer resources for Easton Heritage Alliance and the 1753 Bachmann Publick House in downtown Easton.

Ms Kmetz began her employment as the manager of the Easton Main Street Initiative in March of 2006.  She is responsible for the management of more than 50 volunteers who work toward the continued strengthening and revitalization of Easton’s central business district, applying the four-point approach of the Main Street program.  This program is in its ninth year in Easton and has seen significant successes over the seven years under Ms. Kmetz’s direction. The Easton Main Street Initiative was named the #1 achieving Main Street program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2009 and the #2 program in 2010.

Ms. Kmetz holds a B.S. degree from Philadelphia University with a major in Textile Management and Marketing. She is now serving on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center and the Advisory Council of Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts.


small_136Pennsylvania Update by State Representative Bob Freeman

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Easton Public Library, Main Branch, Catherine Drake Room (downstairs)

We are pleased to welcome Representative Bob Freeman (D-Northampton) who will update us on what’s happening in Pennsylvania.

Bob Freeman is a native Estonian; he received his undergraduate degree in history and political science from Moravian College, and his Master’s Degree in history from Lehigh University. He was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1982 and served six two-year terms before leaving as a result of an unsuccessful bid for the State Senate in 1994. From 1995 – 97 he served as executive director of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and as Democratic executive director of the Senate Local Government Committee from1997 – 98. He returned to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1998 and has been re-elected ever since.

Freeman is a recipient of the Elton Stone Award and the Moravian College History Prize. He authored the article “Light Rail and the Lehigh Valley,” which appeared in the New Valley Press in 1981. During his previous 12 years in the House, Freeman served as chairman of the House Select Committee on Land Use and Growth Management (1991 – 92), which recommended ways to improve growth management and reduce sprawl. He was one of the leaders in revising the Municipalities Planning Code in 2000 and authored the Elm Street Program designed to revitalize older residential neighborhoods. The Elm Street legislation was signed into law in February, 2004.

Freeman is the chairman of the House Local Government Committee. He has served on the committees of Labor Relations, Local Government, Environmental Resources and Energy, and State Government.



Happy Thanksgiving

Evening at the Williams Center

Paquito D’Rivera with New York Voices in Brazilian Dreams

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Lafayette College, Williams Center

A decade ago, two of the most charismatic artists in American jazz—Paquito D’Rivera and New York Voices—recorded the extraordinary Brazilian Dreams, which won the 2003 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Release. Both artists, in individual engagements, have thrilled Williams Center audiences over the years. With their lush, stylish vocal arrangements, New York Voices sets new standards for vocal improvisation, and D’Rivera’s unrivaled musicianship, melodic flair, and stage presence charms his listeners with tunes that are at once passionate, soulful, and charged with the inner spark of Afro-Cuban swing. On the occasion of New York Voices’ 25th anniversary, the artists have revived this legendary collaboration with new tunes and fresh arrangements, all charged with the double jolt of Afro-Brazilian samba and Cubanismo of D’Rivera’s homeland.

Join Easton Branch members as they enjoy this very special evening. For ticket information, contact Nancy Seksinsky.

Women Behind Bars and Their Journey Back to the Community

Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
Room 211 Oeschle Hall, Lafayette College

Our speaker, Dr. Bonnie Winfield, has been associated with Lafayette College for eight years. She is the Director of Community Partnerships and the Director of the Landis Community Outreach Center. Dr. Winfield received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University and a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Women’s Studies. She serves on the boards of several community organizations; her areas of interest include Sense of Place and Community Engagement, issues of gender and recidivism for women and families in the criminal justice system, Expressive Arts Therapy for Healing and Creating Community and her current project is “The Journey Home: an expressive art re-entry program for women.”

Through the words and creative works of the women, Dr. Winfield will share the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of women who participated in her creative arts workshops.

Dr. Winfield’s mission is to help others see that the women she works with are more than their mistakes; they are mothers, daughters, sisters, writers, artists, and most of all – women.


September Potluck Dinner Meeting

Downstairs Room of First Presbyterian Church
333 Spring Garden Street, Downtown Easton
Dinner at 6, Business Meeting at 7
Fashion Show, Speaker Janet Gillespie, STEM Scholarship Award to follow

This year we will be featuring a fashion show by Twice Chic Boutique, an Easton consignment store which works with AAUW by contributing a portion of the sale of the items donated by our members, back to the branch.  Janet Gillespie, recipient of the AAUW-PA  NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders) Scholarship and a Lafayette student, will share her conference experience with the group and the Jane Wait STEM Scholarship will be awarded to a Northampton County Community College student.

Join us as we begin a new AAUW year.

March 2013

Miss Representation Documentary Screening 

March 16, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Northampton Community College
North Campus, Alumni Hall, Room 130
For more information contact

AAUW branches across the Lehigh Valley present Miss Representation, a documentary film that shows how the media bombards children and adults with overwhelmingly harmful and inaccurate images of females. We’ll be discussing issues that are of the utmost importance to us as women, parents, and responsible community members, including such topics as violence, sexuality, denigration and objectification of females. We’ll talk about ways that we can change the depiction of girls and women in the media, and take away ideas for actions that can make a difference in our community.

Click here for  more information Poster r5

This should be a thought-provoking and enjoyable morning, and your attendance and input will make it all the more so.  Drinks and snacks will be provided

Women in History
March 8, 10:30 am
Sigal Museum

What do an unlicensed lawyer and doctor, a teacher at a school for the deaf, a performer in a touring stock company and a victim of polio have in common? They were all extraordinary Pennsylvania women whose lives and accomplishments will be commemorated by members of the AAUW Easton branch during National Women’s History Month.

On March 8, 10:30am at the Sigal Museum, and at 1:45pm at Paxinosa these women tell the stories of the impact they made locally, nationally, and internationally. Debbie Ashton Chase is our narrator, with Rosemary Baker as Jeanette Reibman, Annette Stoody as Florence Seibert, Gwen Jacobs as Belle Archer, Nancy Seksinsky as Elizabeth Wysor, Peggy Fackenthal as Helen Beebe, Pat Franklin as Mildred M. Hicks Bruun, and Kim Rose as Mammy Morgan. With many more local women of renown that can be portrayed, there are still opportunities to join our theatrical troupe. If you are interested, please contact Kim at 610 253-1222, or

February  2013

Visit and Learn about the Spring Garden Children’s Center

February 23, 2013 at 10 a.m.,
Spring Garden Children’s Center, 401. W. Berwick St., Suite 103, Easton

Terry Thomas, Early Childhood Consultant and Patricia Hunter, Executive Director–Spring Garden Children’s center will offer a presentation on the importance of early childhood education.

Spring Garden Children’s Center, Inc. (SGCC) is a not-for-profit early care and education agency providing services for families in the Easton area and surrounding communities since 1955. Our mission is to provide families with quality, affordable childcare, educational services and the support needed to strengthen and improve their quality of life.

SGCC provides services to children, ages (3) months to (10) yrs. old. We operate, year-round, Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6 pm. Services include: transportation to and from schools in the Easton, and Wilson school districts; and St. Jane Catholic Elementary School. We provide nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack); developmentally appropriate curriculums; literacy programs; and parenting education programs.

Spring Garden works in collaboration with local childcare centers and social service agencies to help meet the needs of families from various socio-economical and cultural backgrounds. We strive to provide a high quality early educational experience to a diverse population of children.

Our summer camp program for school age, preschool and toddlers will continue the creative learning process from the school year throughout the summer months. We engage children in kaleidoscope activities that foster learning and thinking skills such as: creativity and innovation, problem- solving, communication, collaboration, and literacy skills. It is our intent to fuse STEM education with hands -on-art experiences to create learning activities that help children understands the connection between art and science.

Spring Garden stimulates creativity by making learning fun. During the summer camps arts program our school age children explore past and present artists; use technology to create digital stories that chronicle their experiences throughout this process; and employ various art techniques that foster creative expression. Our STEM programs include developmentally appropriate learning experiences for

toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children in this exciting creative process.

January 2013

Computer Security for You and Me 

January 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Lafayette College, Pardee Hall, Room 28

For the past 20 years, computers have been gaining ever-increasing importance in our lives and well-being.  A great deal of our financial and even physical security is entrusted to our computers so we need to take care of them.  We need to be aware  that, as computers have assumed greater importance in our lives, there are now criminals dedicated to using the same tools we use to steal our information and this is done at ever increasing speeds and with more automation. We’ll talk about the ways in which that happens, and some things we can do to stay “digitally safe”.

Presentation by Dan Brashler, Senior Computing Consultant at Lehigh University, assisted by Becky Rosenbauer, Director of Engineering Computing at Lafayette College.

Directions:  From Center square, travel north on Third Street, which becomes College Ave. At the top of hill, take the first left (McCartney Street) to the first stop sign (High Street). Turn left. Go 1½ blocks, take second right to the parking deck, located behind Markle Hall.  The presentation will be in room 28, Pardee Hall.   From the front of Markle, walk across the street and past the Library, Pardee is the large red stone building to the left of Colton Chapel.  Go in the side door and down one flight of steps to room 28.

December 2012

 Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2013

Every one who attended the Holiday Party enjoyed delicious appetizers, tasty ham and turkey, various salads and vegetable dishes, and wonderful desserts. We have very good cooks in our branch. The champagne punch was delicious and there was none left by the end of the evening.

Lively conversations
The men’s room

Thank you to everyone who brought toiletries and canned goods.  We delivered eleven gift bags for the women at Safe Harbor and even filled one large gift bag for the men residing there. The canned goods have been delivered to ProJeCt and will be distributed to those in need.

December 2012

Easton Branch Holiday Party

Join branch members and their spouses/partners Sunday, December 16, as we celebrate the holiday season. We will be partying at the home of Joan Kicska from 5-8 pm. Please bring the following according to your last name to share – turkey and ham will be furnished:

A-H Hors d’oeuvres     I-P Desserts       Q-Z Salads

Please bring a can of food to contribute to a local food bank. Do you have a collection of shampoos, conditioners, and body lotions from your hotel stays? Bring them to the Holiday Party for distribution to Safe Harbor.

November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

November 2012


Evening at the Williams Center


Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
Performance 8:00 p.m.

 Three of Africa’s most exciting vocalists have joined forces for this world tour:  DOBET GNAHORE, an Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer who performed at Lafayette with Acoustic Africa in 2006; MANU GALLO, a vocalist, and bassist for ZAP MAMA; and KAREYCE FOTSO, a young Cameroonian singer whose music combines Afro-pop, Blues, and traditional African music.  The three singers are backed by an ensemble of traditional African instruments, featuring balafonist Aly Keita.

7:00 p.m.  Preconcert talk with guitarist and producer Leni Stern.

Reservations should be made by Fri., Nov. 2, 2012.

Make check for $20 payable to AAUW Easton Branch and mail to:
AAUW Easton Branch
PO Box 1464
Easton, PA 18044-1464

For more information, contact us using the “Contact Us” tab at the top of this page.

October 2012

Branch Meeting October 13, 2012, 9:30 a.m. Palmer Library


Join the Easton Branch members in viewing this film. It is free and open to the public.

“Taking a fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history, IRON JAWED ANGELS tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists, Alice Paul, played by Hilary Swank, and Lucy Burns, played by Frances O’Connor, took the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.”

Don’t take your right to vote for granted! This film will make you recognize what brave women endured so that you and I have the privilege of voting on November 6.

For more information, you may call 610-258-1630.

September 2012

September Potluck Dinner Meeting

Tuesday September 18
Downstairs Room of First Presbyterian Church
(Parking in the Rear – enter the meeting room through the rear door of the church)
333 Spring Garden Street, Downtown Easton
Doors open at 5:45, Potluck begins at 6:00
Business meeting at 7:00
Speaker:  Dr. Trisha Moller, Math Illiteracy and STEM at 7:30

Join Easton Branch AAUW Members as we begin another year of timely programs

Dr. Trisha Moller, member of the Bethlehem Branch of AAUW, is passionate about Mathematics.  She earned a BS in Math and Secondary Education from The College of NJ. After working for AT&T for a year, she pursued a Masters and a PhD in Mathematics at Lehigh and then became an assistant professor at DeSales. She is a full time Mom now as well as an adjunct professor at Moravian, teaching math courses at levels from freshmen non-majors to senior math majors.

Dr. Moller holds an executive position in the Eastern PA/DEL section of the Mathematics Association of America in addition to membership in other professional organizations. She has served as an AAUW Selection Panelist for International Fellowships and has participated in AAUW webinars/webcasts about women in STEM fields. She is a Project NExT Fellow, a respected national program for Math professors. Her work on both teaching and research has been presented at both local and national conferences. Under a four year NSF grant she  organized regional conferences and a week long summer workshop in Math for Secondary teachers. She shares her love of math with students in kindergarten through high school and strives to be a role model in her field, especially for girls.

Please be guided by the first letter of your last name for bringing food to the potluck dinner:

Dessert and Coffee will be furnished