Girls Solve Real Challenges and Jumpstart IT Careers
High School Girls Solve Real-life Tech Challenges during Annual Women in Information Technology Conference
CINCINNATI – (November 9, 2018) Cincinnati-based Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) helped local high school educators and more than 600 high school girls explore data analytics and learn about data visualization career pathways during the 14thannual Women in Information Technology Conference, which took place on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.
During the conference, PIE and CaseLab® facilitated the educator program, which showcased programs and results from technology and digital learning programs taking place in Walnut Hills High School, Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School and other Cincinnati Public Schools. Educators participating in the conference received a free academic license to data visualization software for classroom use.
“This is always a great event for not only the students but the women IT leaders and mentors who attend. We were excited to be a part of it again this year and help local teachers and students learn more about hands on technology experiences available in the classroom. This conference offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase the great work of our local schools as well as allow students to ask questions and learn more about cutting-edge technology fields,” said Mary Welsh Schlueter, CEO for PIE.
Students who attended the conference also had a chance to hear from local women IT leaders and students studying in IT-related fields to learn about their experiences and receive career advice. They also had the opportunity to solve real-life Information Technology, Informatics, Data Analytics and Computer Science challenges with women working in the field using the latest technology and design thinking skillsets.
Partnership for Innovation In Education (PIE) develops transformational educational tools preparing the 21stcentury workforce for success in the global marketplace. With its CaseLab® program, PIE features first-ever career simulation and mentoring alliances with business, education and arts organizations, providing hands-on learning in the K-16 classroom. PIE is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, awarded the GuideStar Nonprofit “Platinum” Ranking and is an Ohio School District Partner. For more information, visit https://piemedia.org or follow @PIE_Innovation on Twitter.