By Charna Parkey
When starting my journey in STEM I found very few women in technology, but in 2008, I realized that I wasn’t looking hard enough. When I joined the PhD program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UCF I glanced around and again thought, wow there are so few women here. It was at this point that I received a life changing email.
It was about a group on campus WIE (Women in Engineering), an affinity group of IEEE, going to a conference called The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. They were looking for women who wanted to go. I attended an introductory meeting and realized there were a lot more women than I had thought, we were just spread over a wide range of specific fields.
Read the full story…