Workshops & Events

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Looking for NCWIT? Find us at the workshops and events below.

Toward a More Inclusive College: Practical Ways You Can Help

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Our college climate surveys indicate the need to improve. The BOLD Center wants your support in creating a welcoming and inclusive climate for all students. Please join us, together with our partners from NCWIT, to learn about practical ways faculty and staff can contribute to a more inclusive college. 
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 11:30am -1pm, Benson 380: Toward a More Inclusive College: Practical Ways You Can Help - CEAS Faculty & Staff: Join NCWIT's Catherine Ashcraft and Brad McClain for a workshop sharing the latest literature on implicit bias and inequity, as well as practical ways to combat these factors in the college and in the classroom. RSVP to

FIE 2016 (Frontiers in Education)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day)

The 46th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. We welcome submissions related to educational issues in electrical and computer engineering, energy engineering, software engineering, computing and informatics, engineering design, and in other engineering disciplines. FIE 2016 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. 

Details on the NCWIT Panel, "Teaching Teachers to Teach Diverse Students in Computer Science: Content and Resources for In-person and Online Delivery" will be available as the we near the conference. 

International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Space Flight (ISPCS)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day)
The Symposium is a dialog between our speakers and audience. Together we capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in short powerful talks. Today, the impact of the commercial space industry exceeds all expectations. Its contractors, suppliers, government partners and entrepreneurs demonstrate broad, tangible added value to investors and taxpayers. It is the ongoing work of thousands of us, as we create demand for new space tech products and services that grow new markets. 
  • Wednesday, October 12 from 3:30 - 4:30pm: WORK TEAMS-No Plan Survives First Contact: The good news is that when bias is made conscious, it can be mitigated through effective leadership and systematic creation of an inclusive company culture. Chair: Sandra H. Magnus, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Speakers: Brad McLain, Research Scientist, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Jonathan Firth, Executive Vice President, Spaceport & Program Manager, Virgin Galactic Jill Reckie, Director, Entrepreneurial Alliance and Pacesetters Program, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Melissa Sampson, ACES Deputy Program Manager, Advanced Programs & BLAST Facilitator, United Launch Alliance Doug Young, Vice President, Space Systems Resiliency, Northrop Grumman
  • Friday, Octopber 14 8am - 5PM at Spaceport America with new EA Member Virgin Galactic: SUMMIT on THE POWER OF INCLUSION. After many years of collaboration, VG’s Jonathan Firth and ISPCS Curator Pat Hynes saw a need for our industry to expand our behavior to devise ways that we can embrace together a more diverse and inclusive workforce.  We created The SUMMIT to enable our industry to be a part of the intentional evolution in human work experience that values an inclusive workforce. Whether you are involved in a start-up or work in an established company, the challenges for work teams continue to evolve. We choose to view the challenges as opportunities to grow and continue to improve the way that we do business and interact with each other. We invite you to join us at this inaugural event and help us to be part of the solution. Join NCWIT's  Jill Reckie and Brad McLain  as collaborators for The Experience.
  • Friday October 14 12:45 – 3:30 pm: Workshop: Exploring Unconscious BiasIn this dynamic and interactive workshop, learn to realize unconscious bias exists within our society, our systems, and ourselves; recognize how bias emerges in the workplace as part of hiring, retaining, and advancing talent; respond effectively to unconscious bias with practical tools to promote inclusivity and improve innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the work place. Informal presentations by:  George Whitesides, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Galactic and Sandy Magnus, Executive Director, AIAA

GHC 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 21, 2016 (All day)

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.

Where will you find NCWIT?

  • Tuesday, October 18, 5 - 6 pm Convention Center 322AB: Recruitment Session
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GRB 360 A: Want to be a Bias Interruptor? Join NCWIT's Lucy Sanders and Brad McLain join Latanya Sweeney, Professor, Harvard University, Tracy Camp, Professor, Colorado School of Mines, and Valerie Barr, Professor, Union College After a short primer on unconscious biases that exist in academia, to learn you how to become a “bias interruptor” in your classrooms, department meetings, and research labs, giving you time to practice your new skill with other attendees. Once you are familiar with being a human bias interrupter, we’ll turn to software. Yes, software also has biases which we’ll learn about in a tech talk. More information about the Academic Corner can be found here:
  • Wednesday, October 19, 24:00 pm - 5:00 pm GRB 360 A:  BRAID Research - New Insights on Introductory Computer Science Course Students. The BRAID initiative is a nationwide effort to diversify the CS major. This session will focus on UCLA’s research of the initiative and will outline the study’s design and present preliminary results from the first year of data collection. We will share survey findings to describe introductory CS course students’ characteristics and course experiences by students’ gender and/or race/ethnicity. More information about the Academic Corner can be found here:
  • Thursday, October 20, 12-1:30: Apple Engagement Lunch AND AiC Speed Networking Lunch 
  • Thursday, October 20, 12-1:30: Bloomberg Lunch 12-1:30 (simultaneous)
  • Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:00: NCWIT Member Reception 
  • Friday, October 21, 1-2:30, The Grove: AiC Sponsor Luncheon 

NCWIT will also be hosting a ReCareer Fair Booth #2103.

SWE Invent it Build It Expo

Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH's Design Squad GlobalTechbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 7th annual Invent It. Build It. event.

  • NCWIT's Ammi Ludwick will be on hand to share NCWIT resources with parents, teachers, and students (middle  and high school tracks).