2012-2013 Events

CWIT hosts a number of events each year in which industry professionals can participate. Please register on line using the links below. For more information about these opportunities contact Dr. Susan Martin, , Phone: 410.455.3109.  

1.  Dinner with Maryland High School Computer Science Teachers —Monday, August 6, 2012, 6-8 PM, 7th floor AOK Library  

25 industry representatives are needed who are interested in learning more about computer science education in Maryland while sharing information about opportunities at your company for computing/IT professionals.  Dinner conversation will be focused on what can be done to increase the pipeline of students prepared to study computer science and IT, especially those from diverse backgrounds. No preparation necessary for this event.  This dinner is part of a Google sponsored workshop for 25 high school teachers being held at UMBC from 8/5-8/8.  Free. Business casual dress. Space limited.
Register online by Wednesday, August 1st. 

2.  Serve as an Industry Mentor a CWIT Scholar — Application Deadline August 17, 2012. Read more and apply

3.  Affiliates Retreat –Saturday, September 15, 2012,  11:00 AM-1:30 PM, ITE 241.
A total of 12 industry professionals needed–4 Panelists (plus 1-2 other professionals from their companies to have lunch with students).  Panelists will share advice for making the most of college to be job ready and information about their own career paths. The retreat is a community building event for up to 40 new women (and interested men) entering the College of Engineering and Information Technology in the fall of 2012. The agenda includes the hour long session with the panelists followed by lunch with the new students and the CWIT Scholars. No preparation needed. Business casual dress.
Register online by Friday, September 7, 2012.

4. Fall Women in Technology Event: “The Art of Creating Opportunities”
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 5:30-8:00 PM, 3rd floor of Commons Building
A total of 20 industry professionals needed to participate in a CWIT staff- facilitated activity in which students practice talking about themselves and their goals.No preparation needed–just a willingness to interact with undergraduate engineering and computing majors. Audience includes up to 60 CWIT Scholars, Affiliates and other women (and interested men) enrolled in the College of Engineering and Inforamtion Technology. Industry participants will be briefed before the activity begins. Business casual dress.
Register online by Monday, September 17, 2012.

5. Volunteer to speak to a class of first semester computer science and information systems majors. Classes meet on Friday afternoon from 1-2 PM and 2-3 PM during the fall semester. Networking time with students from 3:00-4:00 PMA new course is being piloted as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation (Award DUE-1140589) in collaboration with faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Information Systems. Networking time with students from 3:00-4:00 PM. Volunteer online to share your experiences by August 31, 2012.

6. Serve as a judge for the design competition which is part of CWIT’s annual Bits & Bytes Program
 Monday, February 18, 2013, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.
Four professionals needed–2 IT/Computer Science and 2 Engineering professionals.
Each year up to 30 high schools girls explore engineering and IT majors and careers by participating in this program run by the CWIT Scholars. Judges review projects, give feedback, and have lunch with participants and CWIT Scholars. Volunteer online by  December 21, 2012. 


 7. Attend the 3rd Annual Spring into Leadership Event 
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:30-8:00 PM, 3rd floor University Center

 25 Professionals Needed: We also are looking for a dynamic, motivational keynote speaker who can share her story and inspire young women to continue their pursuit of a degree and career in engineering, computer science, and IT.  Spring into Leadership has become an annual event that is planned and implemented by a committee of student leaders from organizations in the College of Engineering and Information Technology including:  the CWIT Student Council, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the IS Council of Majors (ISCOM), Women in Science and Engineering Graduate Students (WISE),  The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Register online by April 5, 2013. Contact Susan Martin to nominate a keynote speaker, .

Additional opportunities are available for professionals and alumni to connect with current students through the UMBC Career Center, .