Southern Utah Girls in Technology (SUGIT)

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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

Congratulations!

Dr. Kesar was one of the recipients of "2021 30 Women to Watch" by the Utah business. According to Utah business, these women are "leading the way in business, law, education, and much more".

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Parker Hannifin was awarded the "CSIS outstanding student" for the graduating class of 2021. Parker is an Information Systems at SUU and a senior ambassador for the OutreachMAD projects. He is currently pursuing his MS in cybersecurity. 

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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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