Southern Utah Girls in Technology (SUGIT)

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Motivation

Awareness

Diversity

Free College Credit Information 

High School Girls (9th-12th)

The CSIS 1100 (Outreach Computing Projects) course will provide an opportunity for students to participate and engage in various computing projects. This one-credit course can be taken by students a maximum of three times (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Pass/Fail]. Click below or email kesar-outreach@suu.edu

Upcoming Free Events

Click or scan below to register for Southern Utah Girls in Tech (SUGIT) June 4 - June 11
High school girls & educators from all over the world can participate in SUGIT 2021!

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Meet the MAD Team!

Parker Hannifin - Senior Ambassador

Parker is an undergraduate student in information systems with networking emphasis. He has been a paid intern through ICSD grant for women in tech projects. Under Dr.  Kesar’s mentorship, Parker’s leadership skills and passion to reduce the gender gap in technology has helped by: educating high school students about the various opportunities in technology; participating in the production of outreach projects such as SUAIC and SUGIT;  and supporting in other innovative outreach projects/workshops (particularly as part of COVID-19 response). His expertise is in information systems, marketing, social media, analytics, website development ….

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Dr. Kesar - Program Lead

Dr. Shalini Kesar (Dr. K) is an associate professor of information systems at Southern Utah University and Director of MS- Cyber Security & Information Assurance (CSIA) program.

 
She has found a niche in Southern Utah and become a role model while enhancing awareness and motivating females in considering technology as part of their education and career goals. Her outreach efforts spread to a number of rural counties where skills and resources are limited. He main outreach projects in southern Utah include Southern Utah Aspirations in Computing  (SUAIC) & Southern Utah Girls in Technology (SUGIT).

She was recently recognized by the Women Tech Council, receiving the Education Excellence Award at the 2016 Women Tech Awards. The event recognizes technology-focused women who are innovators, leaders and key contributors in STEM fields.

For more, see:

https://www.suu.edu/experts/profile/?expert=shalini.kesar

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Rylan Wallace - Senior Ambassador

Rylan is an undergraduate student in information systems with cyber security emphasis. He has been a paid intern through ICSD grant for women in tech projects. Under Dr.  Kesar’s mentorship, Rylans’s leadership skills and passion to reduce the gender gap in technology has helped by: educating high school students about the various opportunities in technology; participating in the production of outreach projects such as SUAIC and SUGIT;  and supporting in other innovative outreach projects/workshops (particularly as part of COVID-19 response). His expertise is in information systems, marketing, data analysis ….

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