LaWIT

Women dedicated to the fields of Technology, Engineering, and Science

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.


Join La-WIT and co-sponsors at the 3rd Annual IT-Girls Day!

What is this all about?
- Time for the 3rd annual IT-Girls Day! A fun day of coding for teams of middle school girls
- First year girls are introduced to coding by learning Scratch. Second year girls are introduced to more advanced coding through App and/or HTML development.

Details:
February 26, 2016 | 7:00am - 1:00pm | Baton Rouge Community College, Cypress Hall

How can you help?
- We need volunteers from like you to mentor groups of 2-3 students has they design, code, and share a day-long project. Please let us know which way you are willing to serve:
- Serve as an instructor (we will provide the lesson)
- Facilitate a small group work during the project
- Assist with logistics such as registration, lunch, wrap-up, etc.

How does this work?
- Volunteers who wish to participate should express their interest by completing a quick application on the STEMup BR (partner) webpage.
- Select IT-Girls when prompted on application.
- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/volunteerapplicationspring2016
- Provide us with your T-shirt size.

Final Details
Express interest (as soon as you can) for this super fun mentoring activity and we will follow-up with updates as needed until the event.
There will be a short training scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th at 5:30. More later.
Consider inspiring the next generation of Baton Rouge IT professionals!

Questions? Contact: Kristen Reeves Kristen.Reeves@la-wit.org; Sara Moore Sara.Moore@la-wit.org; or Kim Fossey KFossey@LaSTEMworks.org

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Rails Girls: Feb 19-20th

A program to teach high school age and up girls Ruby programing and coding. Looking for volunteers to assist with programing and teaching and helping with event logistics.

Sign up for the workshop!
http://railsgirls.com/batonrouge-feb2016

Apply to Volunteer Now by clicking the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/volunteerapplicationspring2016

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