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Southern Utah Girls in Technology (SUGIT)





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]. This Fall we are offering 2 seven-week, 100% online, classes so you can receive 2 credits in the Fall semester itself. Click below or email

10 Year Anniversary!

Southern Utah Aspirations in Computing (SUAIC)

Virtual Award Ceremony 2023


Theme: What is your role in NCWIT Aspirations?
Save the Date: March 25th, 2023
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm MST
Venue: Virtual
Click here to register

We will be celebrating and honoring young women in computing at the 2023 Southern Utah Aspirations Event. These young aspiring women will be recognized for their significantly demonstrated interest and aptitude for computing and technology, for the leadership they have shown in their classroom, and their aspirations to pursue technology throughout their future journey in order to solve problems and positively impact humanity. 


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Camrie Campos
Computer Science Student at Southern University, Camrie has been involved with Aspirations as an intern with Dr. Kesar.  Through her internship, she has presented at the SUU Festival of Excellence Conference and Utah ACTE. Camrie has also received scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Conference.

Savannah Hirschi
Savannah has been a three times regional winner at Southern Utah Aspirations. This year she is both a regional winner as well as national honorable mention. She is an honor student with a 4.0 GPA. Savannah interns at InfoWest and currently attending Dixie Tech's Digital Media Design program.

Ed Mondragon
Ed has over 33 years of experience as a Business/Computer Science Teacher (26 years) and a CTE Coordinator (curriculum specialist) over Computer Science & Information Technology (7 years). He has been active in the K-12 cybersecurity education community at both regional & national level. He is passionate about providing educational opportunities for various groups including underrepresented groups in the CSIT career fields & Women in Cybersecurity.

Parker Hannifin
Parker is a Southern Utah University Alumni, who graduated as an outstanding student in Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science. He also completed his masters in cyber security. During his time at SUU, he worked as an intern for women in tech related to the Utah STEM Action Center and graduate assistant of the CSIA program. Currently, Parker is employed as a Governance, Risk, and Compliance Analyst at Nu Skin and also teaching at SUU. registration!

Please join us to celebrate and honor the southern Utah young women in computing …we will also have a panelist with students, academics and industry members, share opportunities of an online SUU free 1 credit CSIS class (sponsorship), upcoming opportunities …everyone is welcome to join so feel free to share the link for registration!


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Dr. Kesar contributed to a Microsoft research collaboration in closing the gender gap in STEM and CS.

Click on the above image to read the full report. 


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. 

Click on the above video to learn more about our 2021 outreachMAD projects. 

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Dr.Kesar contributed to a Microsoft research report where a quantitative survey of 6,009 girls and young women from ages 10-30 examines attitudes towards STEM, schools was conducted.

Click on the above image to read the full report.

Dr. Kesar recipient of 2021 "30 Women to Watch" in Utah

Click on the above video to watch  

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