Networking Event 2014

Tuesday, March 11th 10am-4pm in Campus Center room 450

WiT would like to send a huge thank you to everyone that attended and participated in the 2014 Networking Event. It was a huge success! If you would like to provide feedback about your experiences at the event to help us improve for next year please complete this short survey.

About the 4th Annual Networking Event Keynote Speaker - Moira Hardek

This year's keynote speaker is Moira Hardek, President and CEO of Galvanize Labs Inc. Galvanize Labs is a hybrid education/gaming company. Galvanize Labs provides a unique and innovative approach to technology education. They provide an empowering learning environment that encourages student engagement. Galvanize Labs incorporates the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) as the basis of its curriculum, while addressing the need to assess student performance. Educators are provided with the tools needed to evaluate their student's performance and aggregate the data across their organization.

Moira attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and was also a graduate of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, Illinois. Until 2013 Moira worked at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. She worked as part of the Geek Squad and in 2007 created and piloted a program called Geek Squad Summer Academy. It was a summer technology camp for kids with an emphasis on young girls.

Past Networking Events

WiT would like to send a big thanks to NCWIT and Symantec for awarding us with the Student Seed Fund Grant! This helped to fund WiT's Annual Networking Event in 2013!

The event featured a keynote address from Rhonda Winter of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; a speed presentation 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 met with potential employers; and the opportunity to connect with other female students in technology and tech-related degree programs.