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Connected Communities Initiative
The European Commission has launched the Connected Communities Initiative, a public call for expressions of interest for broadband projects interested in the use of financial instruments. Connected Communities aim to gather information from the market about existing connectivity projects that seek to provide high-speed broadband (30 Mbps and above) and are currently under consideration by public and private promoters, in particular regional and local decision makers.
Posted on 19 May 2015
$150 Million: Amount Google Will Spend To Increase Workforce Diversity
Google is expanding its recruitment efforts to include universities and communities to raise the company's level of workforce diversity. The move hopes to entic more young women into the world of computing and technology and entrench engineers from Historically Black universities and colleges into its workforce. The search giant, as well as many other top tech companies, landed in the media potlight last year when internal hiring and employee statistics regarding workforce diversity revealed that tech giants are dominantly male in terms of both staff and management, with very small populations of non-white and female workers. In an effort to be more transparent regarding workforce hiring and employee demographics, several tech titans released insight on staff diversity.
Posted on 19 May 2015
Study: Women preferred over men for STEM asst. professorships
A new study revealed a noteworthy uptick in women receiving assistant professorships in traditionally male-dominated fields, though not everyone is convinced by the findings.
Two Cornell Department of Human Development Professors, Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci, recently co-authored a survey examining preferences for assistant professorships based on gender. The professors performed a variety of experiments to test preferences. Some of these experiments included emailing evaluators applications of three candidates and asking evaluators to rank candidates first, second or third based on their preferences.he candidates were surveyed in the fields of engineering, biology, psychology and economics. The study revealed that women were preferred in a 2:1 ratio when comparing lifestyles such as single, married or divorced to men in the fields of engineering, biology and psychology. Men and women were given equal preference in economics. These results came as a shock for Williams and the people working on the experiments.
Posted on 19 May 2015
Student Engineering Challenge
Due to limited access to certain natural resources (such as: clean water, energy, reliable agriculture sources) PepsiCo must find innovative ways to connect with and help consumers in emerging markets as well as domestic markets. PepsiCo must also strategically find ways to make advances in areas of sustainability.
PepsiCo is looking to leverage young engineers to identify disruptive innovations - innovations that impact us across every function and country to address unmet needs and improve the way in which we make, move and sell our products while doing so in a way that furthers PepsiCo's commitment to environmental sustainability as well as its impact on society.
Posted on 19 May 2015
AN EXIT PATH TO THE ARCTIC 15, Arctic Conference, May 26th and May 27th, Helsinki, Finland
The Arctic Conference,is the largest TECH Conference in the Nordics! Attendees include entrepreneurs, start-up employees, venture capitalists, angel investors, and journal investors. Girls In Tech, CEO Adriana Gascoigne, will be speaking on the topic, BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND. Some of the workshops taking place are: How to Enter the U.K., How to Choose the Right Investor, How to Find A VC in the Haystack, P.R. for Start Ups, How to Handle Founder Issues.
Posted on 19 May 2015
PRESS RELEASE: Girls In Tech Partners With Silicon Valley Internship Program
Silicon Valley-based non-profit Girls In Tech is on a mission to help female engineers thrive. In their recent partnership with Silicon Valley Internship Program, (SVIP), they're focused on educating and connecting female engineers from all over the world to startups in Silicon Valley in their efforts to secure a one-year internship. GIT's hope is to boost the numbers of women in the space and encourage them to continue their career path.
Posted on 19 May 2015
Symposium on the Crossovers between Culture and Technology, 26 May 2015
Creativity and critical thinking are essential for innovation in today's digital world. Within the framework of Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture, the symposium will explore cultural and creative cross-overs to stimulate innovation, economic sustainability and social inclusion.
Posted on 11 May 2015
NCWIT PockIT Facts (mobile app)
NCWIT PockIT Facts delivers statistics about women and girls in technology as shareable infographics. Each fact links to full reports available at the NCWIT website. Discover resources and best practices for improving gender diversity in technology in schools, universities, and businesses.

Search the Apple App Store or the Android Apps on Google Play for ''NCWIT'' or ''PockIT.''
Posted on 11 May 2015
Computing: Get the Most Out of Your College Degree
Computing offers high quality jobs and is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. This resource compares computing to other occupations on quality of life issues such as pay, educational requirements, and work hours, to assist young women and their advisors in deciding whether computing is right for them.
Posted on 11 May 2015
Explore Resources for Women Undergrads in Science, Engineering
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it's not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor's degrees earned by women decreased in engineering; computer sciences; Earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences; physical sciences, mathematics, biological and agricultural sciences; and social sciences and psychology, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Stereotypes about who is best suited to go into engineering can block girls from following certain academic paths, says Jenna Carpenter, president of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network, which works with a number of school administrators and corporations to help women thrive in engineering.
Posted on 11 May 2015

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