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  • Status
    Completed!
    Lakshmi Iyer

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    September 6, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 6, 2015
    Goal statement 
    The program specifically aims to equip female students to gain interest in IS through: (1) hands-on projects impacting a social context (2) mentoring and networking with IS/IT professionals and area non-profit organizations, (3) mentoring/socializing with near peers in IS/IT. The specific goals are to: 1. Increase recruitment of female students in IS/IT programs as their major from the pool of undecided majors 2. Increase recruitment and retention of female students (in IS majors and/or those considering it), via empowering them to succeed in IS/IT discipline through programming skills pertaining to application development 3. Increase retention of female students by providing mentoring and networking support, creating near-peer groups, and role models of women leading in IT.

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    Organization
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Department
    Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
    City
    Greensboro
    State
    NC
    Additional Activity Info

    The program had the following elements:
    1. Programming Labs: Students will work in pairs as they will be
    given instructions on programming skills, logic and on the ability to
    synthesize programming skills with creativity and teamwork to a
    project addressing a social challenge.
    2. IT Roundtable: To enhance students’ understanding of various
    professions/jobs/roles in IS/IT professionals from academia and
    industry along with the near peers will be invited to engage with the
    students via presentations and/or informal discussions.
    3. Succeeding in IS: Informal information sessions with
    undergraduate and graduate students in the IS/IT program in sharing
    their roadmap to successfully navigating the IS program as a
    major/minor, career choices, etc. This is designed to create a
    sociable environment to help expand students’ peer IT network.
    4. We also offered a $mart $tart, Salary negotiation program in collaboration with American Association of University Women

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingMentoringAdvising/CounselingRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    In progress
    Lakshmi Iyer

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 6, 2014
    Goal statement 
    I would like to be involved on the NCWIT soc. science adv. committee as I am conducting research on "Persistence in Computing Education"

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    Organization
    University of North Carolina - Greensboro
    Department
    Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
    City
    Greensboro
    State
    NC
    Additional Activity Info

    Create messages/info packets for counselors to establish an encouraging environment for girls to be involved in computing.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingOutreach