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  • March 23rd, 2019: Southern Utah Award Ceremony -11.a.m.- 2 p.m.

  • May 6th, 2019:  Southern Utah Girls in Tech (SUGIT) - 8.30 a.m.- 2.30 p.m.


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In The News: Southern Utah Girls in Technology ,KSL 5

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"The Southern Utah Girls in Technology Event was on May 7th at Southern Utah University. Approximately, 160 high school girls from six southern Utah counties participated in the event. Throughout the day they were involved with hands-on workshops which included: Raspberry Pi with a Smart Mirror, Gaming Platforms, Cybersecurity Practices, OZBots -Play with Robots, Create Your World With Micro:Bits, and Become a Digital Citizen. Southern Utah Girls in Technology (SUGIT) is a free technology program with fun hands-on activities, creative workshops, & opportunities to network with local industries, as well as other aspiring high school girls. "

Program teaches Southern Utah girls they have a place in tech industry

​St. George Daily Spectrum online


SheTech helps high school girls find their place in tech

St. George Daily Spectrum online


“We want to give them this experience to show them STEM isn’t boring and doesn’t have to be just for boys,” Kesar said. “STEM used to be very scientific and programming-oriented, but now it’s changing and is so much more than just sitting at a computer.”

Where are the women in computer science? 3 local professionals weigh in

KSL online


Dr. Shalini Kesar is an Associate Professor at Southern Utah University and leads Southern Utah Aspirations in Computing (SUAIC), a chapter of NCWIT. She said, “I think globally there is a gap…the pipeline is a factor.” Dr. Kesar works both in K-12 and higher education to increase the number of women in that pipeline...

Women Tech Council honors Utah women in technology

KSL online


On Thursday at the Grand America hotel, Dr. Shalini Kesar related her story while she was in Salt Lake City for the Women Tech Council Awards.She grew up in India, but came to Cedar City from London nine years ago.“In my college, there were only four girls out of 60 studying technology," she said.Despite the lack of women in her class, Kesar said it was natural for her to go into science. “I had a strong family support and good teachers that made me realize what I could do,” she said...

Girl Power: STEM Gender Diversity Increases in Southern Utah

Southern Utah University News online


According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 57 percent of college undergraduates are women, yet only 18 percent progress into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as a career. Despite this national need for a female presence in computing and technology workplaces, southern Utah is showing initiative on this front.

Video: Did You Know:Women in Computing?

created by Damon Day and cast by MAD team!. The Southern Utah Aspirations in Computing  (SUAiC) Program.The program aims to enhance awareness about education & career opportunities existing  for women in computing...this video was created for SUAiC event that targets High school young women in 10 counties of southern Utah.....

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