GSE Events

Third Annual GenderIT Conference: Advancing Diversity

2015-04-25 12:00 2015-04-25 20:30 15 Penn GSE Event: Third Annual GenderIT Conference: Advancing Diversity DD/MM/YYYY
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -
8:00am to 4:30pm

Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 3300 Walnut Street

In IT and technology-related fields at large, diversity has been a longstanding and troubling issue. Particularly, girls, women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in these fields; few engage in STEM-related classes or enter IT professions. What can we do to address these challenges? What do we know about interests, images, and intersections around gender, race, and IT? How can we design K-12 education and craft career trajectories so that more girls and minorities express interest and participate in IT?  What are some promising and innovative designs and interventions? How are trends in related fields, such as gaming, connected to larger IT developments? In GenderIT 2015, we will set out to examine and discuss these issues and more. Visit our website for more information. Registration is free, but limited.