Columbus Ohio is the site for the 2018 GetWITit conference. The theme for this year is HERstory – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.
Here’s a podcast about the event:
Check out this page with a response to the claim that gender difference are the explanations for disparities in Tech.
An article in The Atlantic that takes a look at the culture in tech organizations and gives some reasons why women leave.
Several EMSL scientists recently participated in the national Sit With Me campaign. Sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the campaign is raising awareness of the importance of drawing more women into STEM careers and acknowledging the obstacles they face in choosing male-dominated fields.
Go see this movie! It’s the best movie of the year and tells us a story we should have known.
NCWIT web site has great resources for teaching with the movie.
First Lady, Michelle Obama brought together female musicians who created a new song to help girls all over the world get a chance to learn. #letgirlslearn
You can download the single from iTunes.
For more on the project visit the website:
Great story about a woman’s experience in the tech industry.
Article by an Ohio State researcher shares the differences in salaries for men and women in science fields:
The IDEA lab was buzzing and bopping and beeping as eight middle-school girls led by OSU women in engineering adapted toys for children with special needs last night. Zane State College faculty in electrical engineering and Occupational Therapy partnered with Muskingum County Starlight Programs to bring the young women together.
Parents watched, as girls who were anxious at first, learned how to interrupt a circuit and add a jack to allow children with limited mobility to use special devices to activate toys. They soldered the changes into place, stripped and reconnected wires before sharing their work with a student at the Starlight school.
Tre, a preschooler exclaimed, “I did it!” from his wheelchair as he pushed the button and Mr. Fubbles poured bubbles into the air. Everyone there felt pride and triumph in having had a part in making his face light up.