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  • Sun, January 02, 2022 7:52 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the recipients of our quarterly WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant!

    We awarded a total of $9,824.00 to 6 teachers this year and selected 4 winners in Q4! 

    Nathan Fields, J.T Moore Middle School

    Grant awarded to utilize Microsoft Class Notebook to create digital spaces where we can collaborate and share information as class. Each student is creating their own digital portfolio that they will use to compile their learning.

    Sarah Hall, Henry C. Maxwell

    Grant award for Ozobots. "While working with the Ozobots we were able to explore different careers that involved coding and many students left the classroom wanting to be programmers by the end of the year."

    Lily Joy, East Middle Magnet School

    Grant awarded for STEAM kits. "These hands-on STEAM kits will allow students to utilize 21st Century skills while applying knowledge of the standards."

    Brittany Paschall, Croft Middle School

    Grant awarded for ISTE Certification for Educators program, the first step in becoming an ISTE Certified Educator. ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the ISTE Standards for Educators.
  • Sun, January 02, 2022 7:29 PM | Anonymous
  • Mon, November 29, 2021 7:41 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

  • Tue, October 26, 2021 8:55 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the first recipients of our K-12 Teacher Grant! 

    Amanda McBride and Jennifer McIntyre will both use the grant to purchase STEM equipment for their classrooms and students.

    Amanda McBride, teacher at the Bedford County Learning Academy, will use the K-12 Teacher Grant to purchase a Hummingbird Kit.

    Incorporating project-based learning with the kits will help students practice problem solving and team work," McBride said. "When students are actively engaging and designing from their own ideas, they are more interested learning.”

    Jennifer McIntyre, teacher at Goodlettsville Middle School, will use the K-12 Teacher Grant to purchase a Sphero Mini Education Pack.

    Spheros provide a variety of STEM activities," McIntyre said. "We can use the Engineering Design Process to solve challenges.  Students can create challenges, games, learn simple coding, then move on to more complex coding.”

     WiTT has committed up to $10,000 annually towards a new WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant. The grant is designed to support Middle Tennessee K-12 teachers apply innovative ideas in the classroom that foster interest in technology and technology careers. Through this program, teachers may submit funding requests related to professional development activities, such as conferences or certifications, or requests related to classroom supplies, like Raspberry Pi computers or Dot & Dash robots. Our hope is that by investing in our teachers and supplying needed tools in the classroom, we are investing in our future and helping to influence the next generation of women in technology. 

    Please share this opportunity with educators you know! The next deadline December 1. For more information and to apply, click here.

  • Tue, September 14, 2021 7:32 AM | Anonymous

    Women in Technology of Tennessee has partnered with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to establish an endowment designed to further the educational opportunities for women in the technology industry. 

    Since 1999, Women in Technology of Tennessee has provided scholarships to local female students pursuing technology-related degrees and programs, awarding over $225,000 in scholarships in their twenty-one year history. The establishment of an endowment marks the first major investment by the non-profit, which is operated by a volunteer board of directors made of mostly female IT professionals in the Nashville area. 

    The endowment will fund scholarships annually to support local women pursuing four-year degree programs in technology, bringing more gender diversity to the IT industry in Middle Tennessee.

    “Establishing this endowment is a significant milestone for WiTT and ensures female students will receive support and encouragement to pursue a technology education for generations,” says WiTT President Meg Chamblee. “We are so grateful to our members and sponsors for making this possible.”

    Working with the Community Foundation brings hope that scholarships can be awarded for years to come, reflecting WiTT’s intentions and goals as an organization. 

    “Getting an education is one of the most important milestones in life, but for many, it comes with a great burden,” says Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “We feel honored to help students receive a quality education, made possible by donors who wish to make a difference. It is a privilege to connect generosity with need in this way."

    About Women in Technology of Tennessee

    Women in Technology of Tennessee connects women with a community that believes in and advocates for them. Through education, networking, scholarships and community outreach, WiTT promotes women in technology and helps carve a path for the next generation.

    To learn more about WiTT, visit wittn.org.

    ​​About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect the intentions and goals of their charitable endeavors. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

  • Fri, July 30, 2021 8:01 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    Alliance Bernstein: Fixed Income Implementation Specialist

    Asurion: Application Security Engineer 3

    CGI: Project Manager

    Jackson: Lead Cloud Solutions Engineer

    Jackson: Lead Web Solutions Developer

    Jackson: Senior Usability Analyst

    L3 Harris: Sr Specialist, Software Engineer

    L3 Harris: Lead, Systems Engineer 

    Palo Alto Networks: Project Manager, Professional Services

    UDig: Senior .NET Software Engineer

    UDig: Intelligent Automation Engineer 

    VUMC: Senior IT Project Manager

    VUMC: Application Analyst

  • Tue, June 29, 2021 7:31 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for a new opportunity or know someone who is? Explore these open positions from our partners.

    Asurion: Senior Product Designer

    CGI: Senior Data and Analytics Engineer

    Insight: Senior .NET Developer

    Insight: Senior Data Architect

    Palo Alto Networks: Systems Engineer

    Smile Direct Club: Software Engineering Manager, Frontend

    Smile Direct Club: Senior Software Quality Analyst

    UDig: .NET Software Engineer

    VUMC: IT Project Manager

    VUMC: Product Manager

    Wellpath: Data Analyst

  • Mon, June 28, 2021 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    We had an outstanding group of girls join us for our Girls Who Tech three-day program last week! The program was designed to inform girls about technology-driven changes shaping our futures and inspire them to be a part of that change.

    To see the photos from the program, visit our Facebook page here.

    Thank you to the community members who helped us provide a successful learning experience for our students. We want to extend a special thank you to Schneider Electric who sponsored our STEM kits!

    Speakers: Jude Hammoud, Megan McGee, Charlie Apigian, Alishah Novin, Josh Adams, Jessica Osekowsky

    Volunteers: Emra Haskic, Megan Davis, Tamarra Tunstall, Amanda Bell, Alyson Cutter-Hinkle, Farzan Abdi, Lurleen Sargent and Julie Danielson

    Schnieder Electric Volunteers: Sarah Beck, Dee Glass, Scott Landon, Nurulwahida Jamaludin, Audrey Obrien and Christine Rodgers

    Learn more about WiTT's outreach efforts here: https://www.wittn.org/Outreach

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