Welcome to Women in Tech!
As a response to the underrepresented number of female students in technology, the Women In Tech initiative was created to support and encourage female students in computer science, engineering and physics. Nationally, females only make up around 18% of the total graduating population in these fields. Even though SSU has 60% female students in the total student body, it only has female representation of around 20% for physics, 15% for computer science and 11% for engineering.
The goal of the group is to help build community among the students allowing them to identify with being a female in a technology discipline, to offer support to these students and to help build their confidence. Part of the initiative is to provide workshops and host events for female tech students at SSU. Throughout the academic year, panels and gatherings are hosted by WIT Director, Dr. Sara Kassis. Additionally, WIT students host Create-An-App workshops for the SSU community. Every spring, Dr. Kassis leads a team of WIT students to compete in the California Solar Regatta. New events are added all the time, so be sure to check out our News and Events page!