There is having tech skills, and there is working in tech. These are VERY different things.
The former is very broad, the latter is comparatively narrow. When it comes to career planning, it’s crucial to understand the distinction. Too many people are opting not to learn tech skills, either because they don’t want to work in tech, or don’t think they can. But tech skills get you hired just about anywhere, NOT just “in tech.” it’s not just the software and mobile app startups that are searching for tech-savvy talent. Almost EVERY company needs these kind of skilled people. (Source)
Whether you already consider yourself a tech-savvy woman or you’re taking your first steps into the world of technology, the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) is the place for you.
Faculty are invited to mentor a novice undergraduate student in research as part of the CEWiT Emerging Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduate Women (CEWiT REU-W).
The CEWiT Women's eMentor Program offers two unique opportunities to match female students with trained IU alumnae mentors based on professional aspirations, common interests, and background.
Participants had the opportunity to present a poster about their research, receive feedback from judges, network with other women researchers and compete for prizes.
Katie was nominated by Assistant Professor of Informatics Norman Su, who wrote, “Katie is a tireless activist for women in STEM".