Women in Technology (WiT) at IUPUI will have our 3rd Annual Networking and Career Day on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. The event will feature a keynote address from a leading female professional in technology; a research poster competition with work from female students; a roundtable discussion and networking session to connect with female faculty & business leaders in technical fields; a career fair where attendees can meet with their potential employers; and the opportunity to connect with other female students in technology and tech-related degree programs. This event was open to all degree programs.
» This annual event for Women in Technology (WiT) is funded by a National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Symantec Student Seed Fund.
Women in Technology (WiT) congratulates Thint T. Cho, Christina Dunbar, Ariana Casale, Afarin Pirzadeh, Nsikak Ataudo-Inyang, Chelsea Bedel,
and Romisa Rohani for receiving scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration [GHC] of Women in Computing Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on October 3-6, 2012. GHC is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. GHC is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.
Women in Technology (WiT) at IUPUI presented its 2nd AnnualNetworking and Career Day. The event featured a keynote address from a leading female professional in technology; a research poster competition with work from women students; a networking session to connect with women faculty and women business leaders in technical fields; a career fair where attendees can meet potential employers; and the opportunity to connect with other women students in technology and tech-related degree programs. This event was open to all degree programs.
Thanks to WiT's Awesome Event, I got myself a summer internship at Kronos!! :)
— Chelsea Bedel, WiT Member and Undergraduate Student Majoring in Informatics at IUPUI
Krishna has been WiT's Event Coordinator since fall 2011. She is a senior in Mechanical Engineering, and also leads the IUPUI Foodies Guild and Energy Club. Krishna has interned at Matrix Technologies throughout her studies, and will join them full-time upon graduation. Congrats Krishna on your very much deserved recognition as a top 100 student at IUPUI.
WiT Members (Christina Dunbar, Thint T. Cho, Ariana Casale, Brittney Parker, Amrita Parikh, Judy Gichoya, Priyam Mathur) received corporate scholarships from Interactive Intelligence, ExactTarget, West Monroe Partners, and Raytheon to attend the biannual conference. Well done, Ladies!
Women in Technology (WiT) and UITS Student IT Ambassadors teamed up for a tour of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory to explore new technologies.
Women in Technology (WiT) hosted study tables for three days providing a tutoring in technical courses and a space for IUPUI students to study with free food and drinks
Women in Technology (WiT) had a booth at World Usability Day 2011. The day featured presentations and workshops from usability experts in Indiana.
Women in Technology (WiT) mentored Latino youth at the Mapping Education Toward Achievement (META) 2011 conference. The conference provides workshops and resources for Latino high school students who plan to attend college.
Women in Technology (WiT) partnered with the Superbowl Host Committee to clean and paint Haughville Park for Super City Clean and Green Day.
On Friday, November 18th WiT and STARS to lead Tech Skills 101: Teambuilding workshop at George Washington Community School with 6th-9th graders. The goal was to encourage underrepresented youth to pursue careers in computing and technology. The volunteer leaders from WiT and STARS had four activities to engage the students to problem solve, collaborate, and communicate--all critical skills when pursuing a career in technology. The youth were excited to participate and shared their dream careers during the post-activity discussion session. WiT hopes to partner with GWCS again in the future.
Women in Technology [WiT] congratulates Ani Chan for being WiT Member of the Month for October 2011. She is a Computer Engineering undergraduate student at IUPUI and also serves as the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senator.
Women in Technology [WiT] congratulates Founder, Vice President, Web Developer, and Graduate & Professional of WiT, Thint T. Cho for receiving the Scholarship in August to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration [GHC] of Women in Computing Conference in Portland, Oregon on November 9-12, 2011. GHC is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. This year GHC's Theme is “WHAT IF…?” GHC is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.
In 2009, the School of Informatics officially joined a small number of universities and corporations to become founding members of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Pacesetters group. The mission? Bring rise to the next generation of the IT workforce through the accelerated recruitment and retention of women. Joining Pacesetters aligned with the School’s own goal to become a national exemplar for diversity in computing. Christina Dunbar, President and Founder of the Women in Technology (WiT) at IUPUI shares the benefits and rewards of being involved with a women in technology organization.
Read the full article on page 11 at http://informatics.iupui.edu/files/magazine-fall2011.pdf
Women in Technology [WiT] congratulates Thint T. Cho and Krishna Patel for being WiT Members of the Month for September 2011:
» Thint T. Cho
» Krishna Patel
The winner received a gift, certificate, and WiT featured her spotlight on the website.
Women in Technology [WiT] active members Cassie Carter and Thint T. Cho helped Burmese refugee students by providing One-on-One Assistance on IUPUI Campus — drafting their essays for college — discussing and identifying their personal stories, education backgrounds and goals, study fields of interest and professional interests.
Student Organization Leadership Development [SOLD] at IUPUI congratulated Women in Technology [WiT] for having the highest attendance at Project Leadership Conference and WiT two stars! Project Leadership was a one-day conference designed for undergraduate and graduate student leaders. The conference was developed for students by students in order to create a meaningful learning experience designed around key concepts of leadership development.
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream! WiT paddled for the championship title at the 3rd Annual IUPUI Regatta at the Downtown Canal. The WiT booth provided entertaining activities, front seats to the fun-filled canoe races, carnival games, music, food, and IUPUI Spirit!
It happened again, continuing the tradition begun last year, the IUPUI School of Informatics and Informatics Student Government (ISG) sponsored a Lawn Party for all School of Informatics current and prospective students. Women in Technology [WiT] at IUPUI celebrated the start of another year at the School of Informatics in the back (South Lawn) of the IUPUI IT Building and joined the fun as it offered FREE food, t-shirts, games, contest, a bounce house and other activities sponsored by Informatics Student Government (ISG). Students, faculty and staff had access to the various School of Informatics student groups to learn more about what they are all about and ways they can get involved. Current School of Informatics students received their free t-shirts.
Women in Technology [WiT] congratulated Sijin Karim and Zahra Bokhamseen for receiving their Master Degrees in May 2011. Sijin received her Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from Purdue School of Science. Sijin is now working full-time as the Technical marketing Engineer (Software Engineer-2) at Cisco Systems, Inc in Raleigh, North Carolina. Zahra received her Master of Science in Health Informatics from IU School of Informatics at IUPUI.
IUPUI's newly founded Women in Technology (WiT) had our 1st Annual Networking and Career Event on Thursday, April 28th, 2011. The event featured undergraduate & graduate student research poster session, roundtable discussions, career fair and a keynote address by Indiana University's First Lady, Laurie McRobbie. Prizes were awarded to an undergraduate winner and a graduate winner. Female students pursuing or considering high-tech careers have a NEW resource on the IUPUI campus. WIT partnered with the School of Informatics to organize Women in Technology (WiT), an organization dedicated to empowering, inspiring and developing female leaders in computing and technology. And they introduced themselves to the IUPUI community on April 28th with the 1st Annual Women in Technology Networking and Career Day at the IUPUI Campus Center. This event was scheduled from 8:30am to 1pm, featured local employers, roundtable discussions and IU’s First Lady, Laurie McRobbie, as the keynote speaker. » Read the Full Press Release