New Center at Indiana University Aims to Boost Women in Technology

Indiana University in Bloomington has announced the establishment of the Center for Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT). The new center is dedicated to help women succeed in technology-related fields through research opportunities, mentoring programs, and educational initiatives.

Indiana University School of Informatics 2009Maureen Biggers is the director of the new center. Dr. Biggers, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Miami, stated, “Fewer than 20 percent of college students, and even fewer women, are graduating with technology degrees at a time when job projections show it to be one of the fastest-growing opportunities in the U.S. Not only does CEWiT promote success of women faculty and staff, but we are committed to raising the visibility of women students’ participation in technology, thus giving them significantly enhanced career opportunities in an area where the wage gap is much smaller.”

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