UIUC Gaming Contest for Women!

December 3, 2009
Wooden doll

The University of Illinois department of computer science is hosting an international video game development competition, designed specifically for aspiring female video game developers.  The Games4Girls contest invites teams of college-aged women to develop video games for their high school counterparts.

Recruitment Works: A Success Story

November 19, 2009
Women working at computer

Every organization, whether for- or non-profit, lives for the success story: the testimonial from a happy client or customer served that tells you in first-hand terms how effective and influential your organization has been. In rare cases, you might hear that you've been integral in helping a person make significant and positive changes; in even rarer cases, you cause a person to shed tears of joy.

Have You Considered Becoming an Entrepreneur?

November 11, 2009
Woman at Work

The 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing last month in Tucson, Arizona, was a great place to get the real pulse of women in computing, and to meet other women involved in computer science. The theme of the 2009 celebration was "creating technology for social good,"  and NCWIT hosted a panel on the student track titled, "Have You Considered Becoming an Entrepreneur?"

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Navy

November 11, 2009
Deb Keyek-Franssen

In honor of this Veteran's Day, here's a post about women and IT in the Navy.  We are grateful to all the men and women who protect and serve our country.

Boulder Event: Women,Technology, Vehicles, and Carbon Footprints

November 9, 2009
CO2 logo

Join Clean Energy Action's November "Global Warming Solutions" speaker series. Kathryn Miles, Chief Technology Officer for EEtex, Inc., will discuss vehicle contributions to our carbon footprint and new technologies to reduce global warming gases. Engage in discussions of  solutions involving integrating vehicles with the grid, electrical energy storage, and transportation emissions reductions. Hear reflections on being a woman in technology and suggestions to women entering the engineering field.

Here are the event details:


Measuring Progress

October 16, 2009
Woman drawing

The David & Lucille Packard Foundation just announced the winners of its 2009 Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Since we 're naturally inclined to look at things with a gendered lens, we were curious about the nature of this list and did a little poking around.

Free Advice from Experts in Your Field

September 25, 2009
Woman handshake

Are you a computing educator or industry professional who wants to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minorities in your organization?  Do you have questions about what's the right way to do it?  Would you like to discuss your plans and programs one-on-one with an expert social scientist?

In the News

September 16, 2009
Wireless Access Point

This week's news roundup includes several interesting stories from The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Encouraging the Next Generation of Innovators

September 9, 2009
President Obama speech

President Obama spoke to the nation's schoolchildren today to encourage them to stay in school, study hard, and take responsibility for their education (video here, text here.)

Happy Friday

September 4, 2009
Using laptop

Happy Friday, everyone!  Here's a little something to help you get your groove on this weekend.

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