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The Power of Technology in Action

January 25, 2009
Ruthe Farmer

I was fortunate enough to attend the 44th Presidential Inauguration last week in Washington, D.C. As our new president was speaking and the excitement of the crowd grew, it struck me how well the Obama campaign has used technology to bring about this momentous occasion.

President Obama: Geek-in-Chief

January 20, 2009
President Obama

Welcome, President Obama!

We congratulate you on your historic path to the presidency, and we're excited for you to lead our country into a new era of increased prosperity, strength, peace, wisdom, community, and yes: change.

Tools for Role Modeling

December 30, 2008
Toy Toolbox

I love your mission: how can I get involved?

This is one of the most frequent questions asked of NCWIT by K-12 educators and IT professionals alike. A great way to get involved is to mentor a young, aspiring, female technologist who would benefit from your expertise and wisdom.

New book on women robots, androids, and game avatars

December 17, 2008
Robot

My new book, Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves,  highlights the way software designers,  robotics engineers, filmmakers, artists, and photographers  have been  fascinated by the idea of artificial  women who seem alive.

PITCH 2009: Startup Competition

December 16, 2008
Pitch Night logo

Do you have a great idea for a startup? If you've saved that business plan you've scribbled on a cocktail napkin, then you should consider entering Women 2.0's Pitch 2009 Startup Competition!

Women 2.0's goal is to encourage entrepreneurial women to launch startups and, with feedback from the judging panel of investors and experienced executives, take their businesses to the next level.

Graduate Studies at the MIT Media Lab

December 5, 2008
MIT MediaLab

Interested in Creative, Cutting-Edge, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies?



100 Recommended Resources on Gender in S&E

November 22, 2008
Momo.org

When you use Google, or a large database, to find things, you have to

decide: “Is it any good?” 

2009 Games 4 Girls Competition

November 19, 2008
Games for girls

ChicTech, an outreach program of the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science, extends an open invitation for college women to participate in the fifth annual Games 4 Girls Programming Competition (G4G). Students can get real-world, collaborative experience by creating new software for girl gamers.

California Dreamin', Reflections on the NCWIT Workshop at UC Irvine Nov 5-7, 08

November 11, 2008
University of California

Holding the NCWIT Fall workshop just on the tail end of the presidential election made for a high energy event, and the focus on "Multiple Pathways to an IT Career" fits right in with the spirit of change in the air. The event kicked off Wednesday night with a presentation of the Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science & Technology by co-author Lisa J.

"Is the United States Falling Behind Science and Technology or Not"

October 20, 2008
Paula Stern

Report on a Washington Forum Sponsored by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)



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