High School Girls Create Big Data Clubs at Cincinnati Conference
High School Girls Create Big Data Clubs at Women in Information Technology (WiIT) Conference
CINCINNATI – (Nov. 1, 2017) Cincinnati-based Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) will guide local high school educators and over 600 female high school students on how to create “big data” clubs at the 13th annual Women in Information Technology (WiIT) Conference on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. During the all-day conference, PIE will team up with educational partners from Xavier University and Teradata University Network to help local educators and students learn how to develop valuable, after-school experiences focused on data visualization, advanced machine learning, app programming, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and coding
“I’m excited to participate in this year’s WiIT conference, especially since it offers students and educators a better understanding of data analytics, and how girls can begin developing Big Data clubs studying data generated from their school’s varsity athletic teams to the school website clickstream data,” said Xavier University Professor and Teradata University Network Board Member Thilini Ariyachandra.
Also during the conference, high school students will get 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. Students will learn from regional entrepreneurs to create solutions for global business partners, engage in collaborative social media experiences with business mentors and compete for prizes.
“We are excited about this year’s WiIT Conference, as the event gets hundreds of local students excited and intrigued about technology career pathways. By giving the students hands-on experience and showing them the many unique opportunities available, they begin to envision themselves in these careers,” said Kyle Gundrum, INTERalliance Executive Director.
“This is a great event because it brings together educators and students with women working in technology-related fields. The conference gives this community a chance to share experiences as well as discuss the latest challenges, trends and career opportunities in technology. It is a great day for learning and empowerment for everyone involved,” said Susan Baskin, Director of Teradata University Network.
PIE is a sponsor of the WiIT conference with Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, AstraZeneca, Citi, Great American Insurance, Kroger, Microsoft, Paycor, and Western & Southern in collaboration with Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Xavier University.
Students and educators can sign up here for the 13th annual Women in Information Technology conference.
Partnership for Innovation In Education (PIE) develops transformational educational tools preparing the 21st century 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 http://stem.piemedia.org or follow @PIE_Innovation on Twitter.