News Category: awit

iSchool student groups putting community first

April 5, 2017

Fifty children gathered around computers in an East Austin classroom last spring. They knew how to operate the machines, of course. The children could type, run software and explore the Internet. But now they were handed screwdrivers.

One by one, fifth-grade students at the University of Texas Elementary School took turns removing the tiny screws that held the computers together. When they popped off the protective case, the hard drive and other components were revealed.

Several kids giggled. “I can see inside!” one girl declared.

“What is it?” another asked.

ATX Experts in Tech Panel

April 12, 2016

Five veterans of the Austin technology and information-related industries visited the School of Information on April 7 to offer advice to students aiming for careers in fields that range from user experience design to social media research and digital content management.

More than 40 students attended the ATX Experts in Tech Panel, which was sponsored by the iSchool student group Advocating for Women in Technology (AWIT) and the School of Information Career Development Office.

UT iSchool hosts ATX Women in Tech panel Feb. 27

Feb. 23, 2015

Five women, all University of Texas School of Information graduates, working in various information-related fields will discuss what technology skills have helped further their careers at the second annual ATX Women in Tech Panel Friday, February 27. The panel begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1.208 of UT School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the iSchool's Tocker Foundation Student Lounge.

Advocating for Women in Technology iSchool Showcase

May 13, 2014

Sowmya Sadhasivam spent months working on her project: a digital display using an array of Kindles that aims to recreate the look of a physical bookshelf.

She++ Advancing Women In Technology

April 1, 2014

Sometimes just hearing another woman's experience can plant the seed of possibility.

That's what Marcia McIntosh, a second-year student, found last year when she attended a screening and discussion of the documentary She++. The event, organized by the iSchool's AWIT (Advancing Women in Technology) committee, revealed some troubling statistics. In 2009, the film reports, women earned 52 percent of the math and science degree in the U.S. but only 18 percent of technology-related degrees.

Advocating For Women In Technology (AWIT) Awarded $1,000 Grant By NCWIT

Dec. 10, 2013

AUSTIN, TX - The School of Information student chapter of ASIS&T's subcommittee AWIT was awarded the NCWIT Student Seed Fund Grant for $1,0000. AWIT will use the grant to hold an iSchool Showcase mini-conference in spring of 2014.

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