CEWiT Student Ambassadors debut “Aspirations in Computing” video

By Julianne Martin

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This semester, CEWiT selected ten undergraduate women from a diverse group of majors and disciplines as recipients of our Aspirations in Computing Scholarship. These 10 women were asked to serve as ambassadors for CEWiT and lead outreach efforts to promote involvement in and success with technology for women on campus.

The ambassadors decided to utilize their techie skills to create a video, titled “Aspirations in Computing,” that featured the endless possibilities open to techie women at Indiana University. They strived to highlight the fact that techie women can be found in a variety of departments on campus, that technological skills lead to rewarding careers, and that Indiana University is a leading institution in offering opportunities in technology to its women students. The video prominently features the red chair from the National Center for Women in Information Technology's (NCWIT) 'Sit With Me' Campaign.

The video was truly a collaborative effort, with all ten student ambassadors contributing to its success. Additionally, CEWiT would like to recognize Laura Ivins-Hulley, a member of our student alliance and a Ph.D. student in Communication and Culture, for providing video equipment, coaching the student team, and providing executive oversight for the project.

CEWiT received support and assistance for this project from IU’s Women’s Philanthropy Council, members of Women Empowering Success in Technology (WESiT), the B-Town Girl-Bots Girl Scout Troop from Clear Creek Elementary, and numerous women and men on campus who allowed the ambassadors to film them working with their technology.

You can view the Aspirations in Computing video below, or at our CEWiT YouTube channel.