Welcome to Southeast Harris County (TX) branch

Upcoming Events

Lunch and book discussion — Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race  by Margot Lee Shetterly, more about the book…

Our special guest will be Catherine Osgood, one of the “hidden figures” who features in the book.

Saturday May 20, 2017
Time : 12 noon until about 2 pm
Location : Hattie McKinkley’s home for a potluck lunch and a viewing of the movie Hidden Figures.  After chatting with Ms. Osgood, about the book, we may watch the movie and Hattie will lead us in a lively discussion about both the movie and book!!    Keeping us all smiling as we wish all the BEST to our out-going president Kathy Mallory

AAUW Southeast Harris County branch members at their annual meeting

AAUW Southeast Harris County branch members at their April 2017 annual meeting. Standing: L-R Linda Medellin (new member) Kathy Mallory (outgoing branch president) Seated: L-R Hattie McKinley, Linda McLeod (incoming president), Louise Peck, Delia Stephens (holding reviewed book), Ruth Askine )treasurer), Mary Ellen Harris (president emerita)

Past Event

Lunch and book discussion — Chemistry & Compassion
Saturday April 1, 2017 (no fooling)
Time : 12 noon until about 2 pm

Memoir of Dr. Amy Le Vesconte 1898–1985 by Pauline Brody, discussion led by branch member, Delia Stephens. Lunch at Bon Appetit Cafe, Nassau Bay, Texas

“Amy Le Vesconte was born at the end of the nineteenth century but exemplified the modern teacher and woman scientist of the twenty-first century. She earned her PhD in chemistry in 1931 and devoted the next four decades to teaching chemistry to young college women at Mary Hardin-Baylor College in Belton, Texas and two other women’s colleges. She imbued her teaching with humor, fun, and creativity that helped overcome the students’ fear of science. Fun loving and adventuresome, she caught the travel bug when she took a road trip with three other women from Minnesota to Philadelphia in 1926 in a Model T Ford. After that, whenever possible, she traveled around the country and around the world, often keeping a diary. Her accounts of Taiwan (formerly Formosa) and Japan in the years prior to the outbreak of World War II are especially interesting. Deeply grounded in her faith, she lived a life of service, giving generously of her attention and love to nurture young people wherever she saw the need. She was especially caring of international students. Although she never married, she enjoyed a large family of adoring former students around the world, who faithfully kept in touch with her over the years.” from EXLIBRIS