September 2021

IUWIT Insights

Published on September 27, 2021
Welcome to IUWIT Insights, where you’ll find insights about the latest and greatest events, interviews, and stories involving women in tech across IU’s 8 campuses and beyond. This newsletter is distributed by IU Women in Technology (IUWIT), the staff affiliate of the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology.

Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?

Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States

Events & Opportunities for IU Staff

Informal discussion about leadership

TODAY, Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:00 - 3:00pm

The IT Leadership Community (ITLC) invites you to join their next session to learn more about Manager Tools, specifically the first core principle of one-on-one meetings. This session will include a brief introduction of how Myriam Young, leader - Digital Campus Infrastructure and IUWIT Leadership Team member, uses structured one-on-one meetings to build trust with her team.

IUB Staff Merit Award Nominations Deadline

Recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of our exceptional staff members by nominating your Bloomington colleagues.

Two awards are given annually in each of the following categories:

Full-time appointed staff members working on the Bloomington campus are eligible, and nominations may come from anyone.

Non-Exempt AFSCME and IATSE Staff (SM and TE) Non-Exempt CWA and Non-Union Staff (PAA, PAC, and PAO) Exempt Staff (PAE and PAL) - Core, Career, Advanced, and Operational levels

A committee of faculty and staff will choose six recipients from these nominees for the 2021 awards.

Computing Award for High School Women

Please pass this opportunity on to your daughters, nieces, grandchildren, friends, colleagues, and any other women-identifying high-schoolers you know!

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Find more information and apply here. DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 5, 2021.

Welcome New IUWIT Leadership Team Members

Ruth Eberle

Director of Technology & Adjunct Assistant Professor at IU Cognitive Science Program, Bloomington.

Hannah Tun

Lead Security Engineer, OmniSOC, Bloomington

Spotlight: Noma Maier

Read our spotlight on Noma Maier, where she candidly talks about being a woman in tech, the valuable resources, characteristics she admires in other women in tech, and some invaluable advice as she looks back on her journey.


UITS Best Practices
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Online Course Recommendation
Learn about 3 key technologies that are foundational and driving significant growth and innovation, like Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) offered by IBM for free.

Tech Ted Talk
AI algorithms make important decisions about you all the time -- like how much you should pay for car insurance or whether or not you get that job interview. But what happens when these machines are built with human bias coded into their systems? Technologist Kriti Sharma explores how the lack of diversity in tech is creeping into our AI, offering three ways we can start making more ethical algorithms.