Posters and Judges are requested for the 2017 Women's Research Poster Competition | Achievements of Women in STIM on April 14 in the Frangipani Room.
CEWiT is hiring a Web Design Special Interest Group Lead Intern. The Web Design Special Interest Group (SIG) is a micro-community within the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) designed to build a network of students interested in web design.
CEWiT's Women Who Code Special Interest Group is seeking applications for a paid internship position for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
CEWiT is seeking applications for a full-time staff position, Assistant Director of Cross-Alliance Initiatives.
Dr. Kylie Peppler, associate professor of learning sciences in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington, was honored with the Tech Educator of the Year award at TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards on Saturday, April 23.
The Indiana University Center of Excellence for Women in Excellence (CEWiT) is hiring a part-time marketing assistant position for the 16-17 academic year.
On April 12, Dr. Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities, a featured Ted Talk speaker, and the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook Univerisy, will speak about gender equity and male advocacy for women in technology and STEM in the Whittenberger Auditorium in the IMU at 7pm.
On Monday, April 18, CEWiT's student organization WESiT and our Special Interest Goups (SIGs) hosted an event where they shared resources, apps, and tips for staying sharp with technology over the long summer break.
CEWiT is proud to present the second annual Women’s Research Poster Competition | Achievements of Women in STIM (Science, Technology, Informatics, and Mathematics) on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 2-5 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to present a poster about their research, receive feedback from judges on their posters and presentations, meet other women researchers, and compete for prizes. We are now accepting submissions for posters and requesting volunteers for judges.
“What we know is we cannot fully empower women and girls, unless we engage boys and men.” Those words were spoken on April 12 by Dr. Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities, a featured TED Talk speaker, and the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, when he presented Engaging Men for Gender Equality in the Whittenberger Auditorium at 7pm.
Registration is open for CEWiT’s third annual Techie Women Have More… conference on Feb. 26 and 27. Open to any Indiana University faculty, staff, student or alumna, or area high school students, the conference will offer breakout workshops, networking, a Career Expo and keynote presentation by Avis Yates Rivers, president and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi).
CEWiT has teamed up with IT Training to offer the How to Create a Research Poster with InDesign workshop.
Students registered for CEWiT’s third annual Techie Women Have More… conference have the chance to attend the Career Expo on Feb. 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in an internship or job in the tech field or just curious about what kinds of technology-related jobs employers are looking for are encouraged to come and meet with representatives.
On Friday, Feb. 26, during the Techie Women Have More… conference, Persistent Systems Inc. will moderate an Ideas Workshop for a select group of conference attendees. Those selected will have the chance to learn from two Senior User Experience Design Leads, Ninad Dalvi and Gautam Karnik, and Head of Columbus, Ohio Development Center, Anagha Vyas, in order to gain a basic and hands-on understanding of the Design Thinking process.
On April 8, CEWiT hosted its third annual Women’s Research Poster Competition: Achievements of Women in STIM (science, technology, informatics and mathematics). Of 67 entries primarily from IU Bloomington students and a few IUPUI students, eight winners were chosen in the categories: technology and computing, life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, and health and social sciences.
Avis Yates Rivers, president and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi) and a director of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), recently named Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the Top 10 Women in Technology, a White House Champion of Change in STEM, and most recently, will deliver the keynote address for CEWiT’s Techie Women Have More... conference on Friday, February 26, 2015.
Indiana University alum Mary Kenney (B.A., ‘13 – Journalism), managing editor of Modern Counsel andThe Alumni Society magazines, visited Indiana University on April 5 to present her talk, “Break In! How to meet the right people, the right way, in the video game industry.”
CEWiT is partnering with beLithe, Inc. once again to offer free Scrum and Agile training to 20 IUB students on January 30 and 31.
CEWiT hosts a Faculty and Ph.D. Salon each month to provide a venue for faculty and students to network, socialize, and learn more about colleagues' research across multiple schools and disciplines. In addition to networking time, select faculty give lightning talks on their topic of research/study. Read more about November's Salon highlights!
3D printing is now available to students, faculty and staff in two different venues at IU Bloomington: The MILL (Make Innovate and Learn Lab) in the School of Education, and the 3D Printing Lab in Wells Library!
CEWiT hosts a Faculty and Ph.D. Salon each month to provide a venue for faculty and students to network, socialize, and learn more about colleagues' research across multiple schools and disciplines. In addition to networking time, select faculty give lightning talks on their topic of research/study. Read more about October's Salon highlights!
On Oct. 28, CEWiT celebrated its second anniversary with keynote speaker Kelly Hoey, an angel investor, strategist, and entrepreneur. Last week, after sitting down with 25 students at an exclusive Q and A luncheon, Hoey delivered an inspirational keynote titled “A Courageous Leap of Career Faith,” sharing 13 tips to career success.
Sophomore Miranda Barnett's interest in astronomy drew her to IU. Barnett's participation in the 2014-15 CEWiT REU-W program linked her to faculty research mentor Professor Liese van Zee, and together they are studying stars in the Milky Way's neighboring galaxies.
Kelly Hoey, a speaker, strategist and investor wears many hats and holds many titles. Recognized for her commitment to the startup and tech industries, Forbes named Hoey 1 of 5 Women Changing the World of Venture Capital/Entrepreneurship, and Fast Company identifies her as one of 25 Smartest Women on Twitter. Hoey will speak on campus on October 28.
The IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) was founded in October, 2013. Find out how you can celebrate our second anniversary with us!
Linda Smith,an internationally recognized expert in human cognition at Indiana University, and IU professor Chen Yu, in collaboration with computer vision researchers from Georgia Tech, have received $700,000 from the National Science Foundation.
Registration is now open for the 2017 CEWiT Summit!
Sachiko Koyama, an associate research scientist at the IU Bloomington Medical Sciences Program and visiting scientist at the IU College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, directs a study on how male pheromones affect offspring's mental ability in mice.
IU's Regional Chief Information Officer (CIO), Beth Van Gordon, discusses her role as an advocate for technology on IU's five regional campuses.
Dr. Kylie Peppler, associate professor at IU Bloomington, CEWiT Faculty Leadership Team member, and the CEWiT Circles Champion, was recently awarded $150,000 in sponsorship from Google to support a study of how early experiences can trigger and maintain an interest in STEM fields.
CEWiT graduate assistant Meghan McGrath has recently accepted a job at IBM, and will start in June as a User Experience Designer. McGrath said her experiences with CEWiT helped her pave a path into the tech world.
By 2018, it is anticipated that there will be three times as many job openings that require computer science knowledge and skills than there will be qualified individuals. Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit coding academy, exists to help close the nation’s growing technology skills gap through our mission of creating an ecosystem of coding talent that benefits the individual, their employer, and their community.
Students: The CEWiT Summit s for YOU - regardless of experience level or major!
Dr. Mary C. Murphy, assistant professor at IU Bloomington, was recently awarded a $2.2 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the influence of hidden signals on women’s success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Indiana University’s new Media School recently announced that it has approved an innovative new undergraduate degree in game design.
The North American Simulation and Gaming Association is coming to Bloomington this fall (October 26-29), but preparations for the annual event are already in full swing.
Meet Anne Haines, a content strategist IU Libraries. In May, she’ll travel to Minneapolis to present at Confab Central, an annual conference for “content strategy enthusiasts.” CEWiT talked with Haines about communication strategies, 80s girl bands, opportunities for students, and more.
Special Session for Students: Networking Tips before the Networking Mocktail Reception
CEWiT's Research Experiences for Undergraduate Women program (REU-W) and the Women in STIM Living-Learning Community (STIM Floor) were recently featured in IU Office of the Provost videos.
CEWiT is seeking one Graduate Assistant for the 2015-16 school year to support CEWiT’s Program Manager, maintain CEWiT’s website, and manage CEWiT’s eNewsletter, among other duties.
The CEWiT Summit is an annual technology conference held on the IU Bloomington campus by the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT). 2017 will mark our fourth year hosting this event.
Interested in learning more about Content Strategy? IUWIT's Anne Haines provides a list of resources to get you started. Don't forget to look up Confab Central's Facebook Content Strategy Fellowship!
The Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) is proud to announce that Anna Lynch, Kim Novick and Sophia Bender received Outstanding Mentor and Leadership Awards.
The Indiana University Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) will welcome Kelley School of Business Dean’s Research Professor and Professor of Information Systems Anne Massey as the Plenary Speaker at the 2015 Techie Women Have More… conference on Saturday, March 7.
CEWiT is offering currently-enrolled IU students a chance to win great prizes at the the 2017 CEWiT Summit!
CEWiT will welcome Mitzi Montoya, Vice President and University Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Arizona State University, as the keynote speaker at the Techie Women Have More… conference on March 6.
Do you have a mentor, sponsor, or advocate for women who has truly made a difference for you in terms of your satisfaction and success? Someone who has motivated and encouraged you along the way? Someone you see as an advocate for women and deserving of special IU recognition?
CEWiT's Alumnae Advisory Board officially launched in December 2014 and consists of six IU alumnae and meets on a bi-weekly basis and is being led by Robin Steis. Together they aim to support CEWiT students and alumnae through networking, exposure and opportunities.
CEWiT is providing Attendees of the 4th Annual CEWiT Summit a free professional headshot!
The Hoosier Girlz, a STEM-focused Girl Scout troop in Bloomington, Indiana, recently won the “1st Place Robot Mechanical Design” award at the Indiana FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship Tournament.
A team of Indiana University students won first place at 2014 Startup Weekend Bloomington for their product CareBand, a wearable wander management tool for individuals suffering from dementia or other developmental or physical disabilities. Sophomore Information Systems and Business Analytics major Claudia Maria was the only woman on the team of five students.
CEWiT hosted it’s third annual Techie Women Have More… Conference on February 26 and 27.
Indiana University School of Education associate professor Dionne Cross was recently awarded the Women of Color STEM K-12 Promotion of Education Award at The 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference.
On Friday, February 10, faculty are invited to bring their lunches to the Negotiation Skills in Academic Work Environments brown bag session at the CEWiT Summit in the Oak Room of the IMU.
IU Instructors Margaret Lion and Sarah Smith-Robbins are serving as faculty champions for CEWiT's two Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for women interested in developing expertise in social media and web design. Beginning next semester, students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops in those subjects led by their peers.
CEWiT Faculty Leadership Team member and Associate Professor of Fine Arts Margaret Dolinsky will be featured in an upcoming book from the University of Illinois Press, Women in New Media Arts: Perspectives on Innovative Collaboration. Edited by Donna Cox, Janine Fron and Ellen Sandor, the book examines the achievements of women in the field of media art and emerging technologies from the 1980’s onward.
As part of this year's Statewide IT Conference, "Making it Click," CEWiT sponsored a "Gender + Technology" track featuring lectures on unconscious bias, male advocacy, gendered communication strategies, imposter syndrome and more.
Male IU Faculty are invited to a special brownbag lunch session at the CEWiT Summit on Friday, February 10 in the Walnut Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.
If you missed Omoju Miller's fantastic talk on "Inventing the Mythical Creature" at CEWiT's First Anniversary Celebration, don't worry—it's now available to watch on the IU CEWiT YouTube Channel!
On Feb. 26, during CEWiT’s third annual Techie Women Have More… conference, Carol Rhodes and Liese van Zee were presented with this year’s Staff and Faculty Mentor Awards, and Jess Tompkins won the Student Leadership Award.
Multiple opportunites exist to network with employers at the CEWiT Summit.
Indiana University First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, one of CEWiT’s founders and its Advisory Council Chair, received the 2014 Leading Light Outstanding Leadership Award from Women and Hi Tech on October 1.
A team of faculty researchers that includes CEWiT Faculty Leadership Team member and Associate Professor of Digital Art Margaret Dolinsky recently won one of the two inagural Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Awards, jointly offered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vide Provost for Research.
Are you a student planning to attend the CEWiT Summit on Saturday, February 1- and this Is this your first time attending a conference or a Career Fair? Or, are you a new CEWiT affiliate and want to know more about who CEWiT is and what we do?
CEWiT is seeking freshmen and sophomore women at IU-Bloomingt to apply for the new Emerging Scholars Research Experiences for Undergraduate Women (CEWiT-REUW) program.
What can we learn from the mathematical roots of traditional women’s crafts like knitting or crochet, and what might that mean for STEM education?
Thanks to funding from the IU Women's Philanthropy Council, CEWiT has awarded five scholarships for students to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, in Phoenix, AZ on October 8-10, 2014.
CEWiT is pleased to announce that 10 students will be sponsored to attend the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women on October 21, 2014 in Indianapolis.
CEWiT's ten undergraduate ambassadors produced this “Aspirations in Computing” video to promote the endless possibilities open to techie women at Indiana University.
CEWiT and the School of Informatics are bringing CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap to IU Cinema on March 7 at 7 p.m. The documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. Along with the free screening, Director Robin Hauser Reynolds will be in attendance to answer questions following the movie.
CEWiT Advisory Council Member and Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Research Sarita Soni Retires
Karen Catlin, an advocate for women in the tech industry, will present the Keynote Address at CEWiT’s 4th annual technology conference, the CEWiT Summit (formerly known as Techie Women Have More…).
NCWiT Pacesetters Commit To Add 3,500 New Technical Women To The U.S. Talent Pool By 2016
Each month, CEWiT hosts a Faculty and Ph.D. Salon to provide a venue for faculty and students to network, socialize, and learn more about the research and/or teaching of colleagues across multiple schools and disciplines. In addition to networking time with wine and cheese, select faculty give lightning talks on their topic of research/study.
CEWiT Faculty Leadership Team member Inna Kouper and her team won one of only two 'Best Student Entries' for their data visualization project titled, ‘Diseases across the Top Five Languages of the PubMed Database: 1961 – 2012’ at the 2014 ACM Web Science Conference June 23-26, 2014.
IU Associate Professor of Mathematics Education Dionne Cross was recently nominated for the national STEM Women of Color award.
The 4th Annual CEWiT Summit (formerly known as "Techie Women Have More..." Conference) will take place Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017.
CEWiT, thanks to a grant from the IU Women's Philanthropy Council, is offering scholarships for IU-Bloomington students to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The deadline is very soon, so apply NOW!
It was the first time Olga Scrivner and Julie Anne Madewell applied for Indiana University’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant. Their submission, “Augmented Reality Digital Technologies (ARDT) for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning” nonetheless won a Phase II award of $5,000.
On March 28, student researchers from a wide variety of disciplines presented their technology-related research in CEWiT’s research poster competition as part of the first annual Techie Women Have More… conference
Angie Raymond, assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business and adjunct assistant professor in the Maurer School of Law, will co-host the Law and Ethics of Big Data conference in Bloomington on April 17 and 18. The conference seeks to promote research on the legal and ethical issues presented by the use of data and analytics in society, emphasizing used by business entities.
Dr. Melissa Gregg, principal engineer in User Experience Research in Intel Labs and co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, will address attendees of the CEWiT Techie Women Have More… Conference on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Learn how to harness the power of social media to create your own unique career and distinguish yourself in a competitive job market with Intellagirl at the Techie Women Have More...Conference.
CEWiT invites IU students, faculty, staff, alumnae, employers, and community members to submit proposals for sessions for the 4th Annual CEWiT Summit (formerly known as "Techie Women Have More..." Conference) that will take place Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Join CEWiT for IU's Techie Women Have More… Conference on March 28 and 29!
On February 12, CEWiT Faculty Alliance member Katy Börner premiered a film she produced as part of this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago.
Rebecca Nathan is a fifth-year doctoral student in Archaeology, whose research combines technology with ethnography in fascinating ways. She hopes to use her knowledge of spatial data technology to support the management of public sites.
CEWiT faculty alliance member Nicole Jacquard, an assistant professor in the School of Fine Arts, recently discussed her unique, tech-inspired metalsmithing practice in Inside IU Bloomington.
Seed funding from Symantec, through the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Student Seed Fund, will underwrite a special technology scavenger hunt for students during our TechTober launch month celebrations.
Join CEWiT as we celebrate our first anniversary with a presentation from Omoju Miller, Technology Portfolio Manager at Google, October 22 at 2pm. We will have cupcakes, and students who bring their student ID can enter to win one of two iPad Minis or one of six $50 gift cards to the IU Bookstore.
Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) will celebrate its official launch on October 28 beginning at 3 p.m. with a talk at the IU Auditorium by Dr. Moira Gunn, host of National Public Radio’s Tech Nation.
Next Monday, discover the newest innovations in scientific visualization, open source analysis, and networking technology at the IU Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center’s annual open house.
Inside IU Bloomington, a weekly publication for faculty and staff of the IU Bloomington campus, recently talked with WESiT member and professional development director Ankita Maru.
Join us as we celebrate the official launch of the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) throughout the month of October.
IU Bloomington ranks high among colleges advacing women in STEM: 11th in the nation and second among Big 10 universities, according to the College Database’s recent report.
On May14th, CEWiT Faculty Leadership Team member Kylie Peppler will present at NSF on “New Tools to Foster Creative Collaboration During Design.”
The Grunwald Gallery of Art’s Faculty Exhibition is open to the public now through Saturday, Feb. 12, and features artworks created by over forty faculty artists. Among the ten studio areas represented in the exhibit are graphic design, digital art, video, and landscape architecture. Grunwald Gallery Director Elizabeth Stirratt says most of the gallery’s shows utilize technology, and this one is equally as engaging.
Recently, CEWiT’s Advisory Council Chair and IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie welcomed Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep and Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell to the Bloomington campus.
CEWiT invited Indiana University students to nominate IU-Bloomington faculty and staff who made a difference for the 2014 Outstanding Mentor Awards.
CEWiT Circles provide a way to informally connect faculty across disciplines and ranks to share issues, ideas, experiences, and stories over time. Circle Groups have the potential to not only promote the development of meaningful connections and intelligent discussions, but can inform future directions for the Alliance and its programs and initiatives. The Circles are open to all female faculty on the IU-Bloomington campus.
Women Empowering Success in Technology (WESiT), the student alliance of CEWiT, is promoting initiatives for Ph.D. students with a newly formed Scholars Committee. The committee works to plan events that cater to the needs of Ph.D. students in WESiT, and bring together Ph.D. students across disciplines to discuss research and network.
Angel investor, strategist, and entrepreneur Kelly Hoey delivered the key note address for CEWiT’s second anniversary celebration inn October. Read about her advice on career and networking here!
High School-aged women in the state of Indiana are encouraged to apply for the Indiana Award for Aspirations in Computing. This award, sponsored and administrated by the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related aspirations and interests.
Middle Way House, a nonprofit domestic violence and rape crisis center dedicated to helping women and children who are the victims of domestic abuse, rape, or sexual assault, is are seeking a part-time Database Administration Intern.
CEWiT's ten undergraduate ambassadors produced this “Aspirations in Computing” video to promote the endless possibilities open to techie women at Indiana University.
“We are looking for ways for women to think out of the box," said Dr. Maureen Biggers, in a recent interview with Big Ten Network on CEWiT.
The B-Town Girl-Bots, a fifth- and sixth- grade Girl Scout troop from Clear Creek Elementary School in Bloomington, Ind., recently received second place for their project, Senior Solutions, in the presentation portion at the 2013 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Indiana Championship Tournament in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Angel investor, strategist, and entrepreneur Kelly Hoey delivered the key note address for CEWiT’s second anniversary celebration on October 28. Read about her advice on startups and funding here!
Beth Plale, a professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, director of the Data to Insight Center at IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute, and CEWiT Advisory Council member, has been asked to co-chair the university’s new Digitization Master Plan (DMP) effort.
CEWiT faculty alliance member Margaret Dolinsky, an associate professor of digital art and research scientist at IU, collaborates with professor of plant biology Roger Hangarter to create high-resolution, time-lapse movies that reveal the natural process of chloroplast movments.
Students: meet Chelsie, CEWiT's Peer Advisor, who can help you get connected with tech at IU.
Explore 3D visualizations, earthquake models, disaster resistance mapping, and other applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on November 20 at the Herman Wells Library. At 4pm, CEWiT Advisory Board member Sara Pryor will give a keynote address on "The Climate Science Puzzle."
The Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) is proud to announce the Aspirations in Computing Award, in recognition of undergraduate women from all disciplines who hope to use technology to advance their careers.
Faculty members interested in updating and showcasing their tech skills are invited to participate in the Badges@IU pilot program. Co-sponsored by the Learning Technologies division of UITS and FACET (Faculty Colloquium for Excellence on Teaching), Badges@IU will offer Basic, Proficient, and Advanced training in various topic areas.
The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is now showing Save As…, a computer-aided exhibition curated by Payson Mcnett with the help of CEWiT member Nicole Jacquard.
Officially launching in October, the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) is already making news. CEWiT Interim Director Maureen Biggers, who also serves as assistant dean for diversity and education in the School of Informatics and Computing, was recently interviewed by UITS about the Center's launch and long-term goals.
Catherine Pilachowski, a member of the faculty alliance of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), has been appointed by the National Science Foundation as a community representative on the Collaboration Board on the Thirty Meter Telescope Project.
Anne Massey, a member of the advisory council and faculty alliance of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), has been named associate vice president for university academic planning and policy at Indiana University.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 Techie Women Have More... Conference a success! We've recently added photos from the conference to our Facebook page, so be sure to check them out and "like" your favorite!
Ailish Byrne, financial systems manager for the Enterprise Software division of UITS at Indiana University, was honored at Kuali Days 2013 for her work on behalf of the Kuali Foundation.
CEWiT is proud to announce that 10 undergraduate women have been selected as winners of the Center’s Aspirations in Computing Scholarship and Essay Competition.
On April 17, 50 student researchers presented their research in the first annual Achievements of Women in STIM poster competition. This was an interdisciplinary competition and all women, graduate and undergraduate, whose research connects with or utilizes technology, science, informatics, or math were invited to present their research.