Architectural student awarded $20,000 by the American Association of University Women

AUSTIN, Texas—The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded $20,000 to Monica Penick, a doctoral candidate in architectural history in the School of Architecture, as an American Dissertation Fellow for 2006-2007.

The award will support Penick’s final year of writing her dissertation, “The Forgotten Generation: House Beautiful’s Pace Setter House Program and the Popularization of Organic Modernism in Postwar America, 1945-1965.”

Chosen from a field of 738 applicants from all fields of scholarship, Penick is among 40 fellows awarded the prestigious Dissertation Fellowship.

The AAUW Educational Foundation—the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women—supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. Since it first began providing fellowships to women in 1888, the AAUW has awarded more than $32 million to outstanding women scholars whose work promises to enhance such diverse disciplines as philosophy, mathematics, archaeology and architecture.

Penick also received a Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Fellowship for Scholarly Research in 2005-2006.

For more information contact: Dr. Anthony Alofsin, 512-471-8156; Amy M. Crossette, School of Architecture, 512-573-1078.