Louisiana Women in Technology

LaWIT is an organization comprised of women dedicated to the fields of Technology, Engineering, and Science. No matter what tech-related field you're in, our organization provides a broad range of support and resources to advance women in Southern Louisiana.

We recognize the unique challenges women face in their professional careers. Our networking opportunities give members the chance to expand their professional contacts, and build upon skills and knowledge that will take their career to the next level.

LaWIT serves as a conduit between students and professionals, emphasizing the need for our next generation to pursue and master technology, engineering, and science careers. With the resources of the professional community behind it, LaWIT aims to raise awareness so that young women feel empowered to pursue a challenging, creative, and fulfilling career path.

Thanks to our partners!!!

Engineer IT Day 2015!

I would like to send a big THANK YOU to our partners who helped put on the first Engineer IT Day. Engineer IT 2015 was a great success Thursday, October 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lee Magnet High School. The theme of the event was “Invasive Species: A Challenge to the Environment, Economy and Society,” bringing together EBR 8th graders, who had been nominated by their middle schools, to engineer a solution to combat invasive species in Louisiana. The event was co-sponsored by Louisiana Women in Technology (LaWIT) and the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System (EBRSS), with CK Associates, IBM and Lee High.

CK Associates provided a top notch group of mentors for this event. Each mentor was assigned a team to help throughout the day. These mentors also gave a brief presentation to discuss invasive species and the exciting work that goes behind the scenes at environmental engineering firms. This was CK's first involvement with a STEM outreach program, but after this success they plan to contribute more in the future!!!

To read more:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stemupbatonrouge
Website article: http://stemupbatonrouge.org/news/engineer-it-2015-success
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stemupBR
WAFB - http://www.wafb.com/story/30389558/engineering-event-challenges-students-to-solve-invasive-species-issues
Episcopal: https://www.episcopalbr.org/in-the-news/seventh-grade-girls-attend-engineer-it

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*Community Spotlight*
Alyssa Carson
"I Am The Mars Generation"

Alyssa Carson is an extraordinary young lady.
(From Innovation & Tech Today)
Her story is contagious. In a world where young women rarely gain global popularity for their intelligence and hard work, Alyssa has made a name in the relentless pursuit of her goal: to be the first human on Mars. With the awe-inspiring support of her father, Bert, Alyssa travels around the world delivering speeches on the importance of exploring space, as well as science in general. Just 13, she’s truly a remarkable person. She’s attended every Space Camp in the world, and speaks Chinese, French, Spanish, and some Turkish in addition to her native English. People can’t help but tell her story.

Please take a moment to read more about her journey!

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