Program seeks more women for computer fields

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Michigan Tech University has been chosen for a program designed to get more women involved in computer-related disciplines.

Twenty universities and 14 companies were selected for the National Center for Women and Information Technology Pacesetters program, in which leaders commit to increasing the number of women in the nation's computing and technology workforce.

It's sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google and Qualcomm.

Admissions Director Allison Carter says Michigan Tech will seek young women alumni willing to share their experiences with prospective students about undergraduate research, co-ops and internships.

Program leaders say women hold only 25 percent of all computing-related jobs in the U.S. and earn just 18 percent of computing and information sciences degrees granted by the nation's universities.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 192850251 - wndu.com/a?a=192850251
Gray Television, Inc.